Resources for Rural & Small Communities
This toolkit is for people working in community development, health and community leaders who want to strengthen community resilience factors: social networks & support, positive outlook, learning, early experience, environment & lifestyle, infrastructure, sense of purpose, diverse economy, embracing differences, beliefs and leadership.
- University of Queensland and University of Southern Queensland (2008)
The Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation works to improve understanding of issues and opportunities that are of common interest to rural residents across Canada. Their members include rural leaders, rural organizations, development practitioners, government policy makers, researchers, students, and other stakeholders both in Canada and internationally.
This report shares results from 11 communities in rural Minnesota that undertook assessment and planning to strengthen their information and communications technology. For local governments, business associations and planners.
- Intelligent Community Forum
The Resilient Streets Toolkit includes information about resilience, different types of practical actions that small groups can take, examples of successful projects that people have done in their buildings or on their streets, information about supports that can be offered to groups, and loads of links to useful resources.
Towards Co-ordinated Rural Transportation: A Resource Document prepared for the Rural Ontario Institute (2014)
For rural residents without a private vehicle, access to services is a significant barrier and an impediment to being active members of society. This resource describes the models and building blocks required for a co-ordinated approach in your community. - Rural Ontario Institute