GUELPH, ON, Nov. 3, 2011 /CNW/ - The Rural Voices Network (RVN) is
launching a series of Public Forums to examine what enables rural
citizens to participate in the common life of their community, and to
identify barriers to rural civic engagement. "There is a huge value in
building a bridge of communication between the rural citizen and
organizational and municipal leaders of every community across
Ontario," says Manon Germain, RVN Project Manager.
WHY ATTEND THE FORUM?
The RVN invites you to participate in a "Let Your Voice Be Heard" Public
Forum to have conversations about community participation, barriers to
participation, and to voice your opinions, life experiences and ideas.
Your community "voice" will be the key influences for a public survey
to be distributed to over 10,000 rural citizens in Ontario.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE THE FORUMS?
Public forums will be held in 7 communities across Ontario to understand
why and how people participate in the rural life of their communities.
All community members are welcome to participate in the forums.
Guelph Ontario (PILOT) - November 10, 2011
Dryden, ON - November 18, 2011
Rosslyn, ON - November 19, 2011
Fergus, ON - November 27, 2011
Perth, ON - November 29, 2011
Ridgetown, ON - December 2, 2011
Innisfil, ON (FWIO AGM) - January 4, 2012
WHO CAN GET INVOLVED?
The Rural Voices Network is for rural citizens -- whether you're a small
business owner, long-standing resident or a newcomer, a member of a
local charity, or someone who wants to get more involved in your
community. Together, this makes up a collaboration of different
networks that comprise the Rural Voices Network (RVN). We all share
something in common. We all want healthy communities that encourage
ABOUT THE RURAL VOICES NETWORK (RVN):
The Rural Voices Network is driven by the mandate to give rural citizens
a space to have their voices heard, and to collaborate with non-profit
organizations and leaders in all levels of governance. For more
information on the RVN project or to register for upcoming Public
Forums visit: http://www.ruralvoicesnetwork.ca
Operated by the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario / Sponsored by
the Ontario Trillium Foundation
SOURCE SEA Consulting
For further information:
Manon Germain, Project Manager
Rural Voices Network (RVN)