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Stories from Rural Ontario

The Bottom Billion: Nicole Flyn’s Leadership Story

The Bottom Billion: Nicole Flyn’s Leadership Story

Our People, Disability in Rural Ontario

Curated by Dilshan Fernando

June 2, 2024

Buxton’s 100th Homecoming Celebration

Buxton’s 100th Homecoming Celebration

History, Our Community

Sawyer Thompson-Brown in conversation with Shannon Prince

January 24, 2024

ROCQY: A Community for Rural Queer Youth

ROCQY: A Community for Rural Queer Youth

Our People, Our Community, Rural Youth

Sophie Samek in conversation with Mabe Kyle

October 3, 2023

Sharing Opportunity

Sharing Opportunity

Community, Charity, Support, Hope, Rural

Curated by Barry Marshall, in conversation with Cherie Szucs

August 2, 2023

Kaiya Farms & Market Garden: Growing a Healthier Community Through Sustainable Farming

Kaiya Farms & Market Garden: Growing a Healthier Community Through Sustainable Farming

Our Work, Farming

Curated by Sawyer Thompson-Brown

June 23, 2023

The Natural Rhythm of Music

The Natural Rhythm of Music

Our Music, Our Community

Curated by Barry Marshall

May 22, 2023

Encounters with Wildlife in Our Bush

Encounters with Wildlife in Our Bush

Our Environment

Curated by Cathy Wilson

March 28, 2023

Importance of Community when Living with Disabilities: Melanie Bidiuk’s reflections

Importance of Community when Living with Disabilities: Melanie Bidiuk’s reflections

Our People, Our Community

Curated by Dilshan Fernando

March 7, 2023

Connecting Two Worlds: Creating an Ecological Farming Business Rooted in Hope and Healing

Connecting Two Worlds: Creating an Ecological Farming Business Rooted in Hope and Healing

Agriculture, People, Our Work

Curated by Karli Longthorne

December 15, 2022

Chaudary Poultry Farms: An intergenerational legacy of resilience and success

Chaudary Poultry Farms: An intergenerational legacy of resilience and success

Farming, Community

Sharada Srinivasan and Aadhyashree Pant in Conversation with Imran Chaudary

March 11, 2024

The Queen’s Bush Settlement and the Guelph Black Heritage Society: Maintaining Rural Black History

The Queen’s Bush Settlement and the Guelph Black Heritage Society: Maintaining Rural Black History

Black History, Our People, Our Community

Sawyer Thompson-Brown

January 24, 2024

The Propagation of Sikhi in Dufferin County: “If you want to acquire true knowledge, make people’s welfare your life goal.”

The Propagation of Sikhi in Dufferin County: “If you want to acquire true knowledge, make people’s welfare your life goal.”

Our People, Food, Immigration

Story curator: Varun Joshi in conversation with Gurmant Singh

September 7, 2023

Gayle McPherson: First Woman President of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Gayle McPherson: First Woman President of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Our People, Agriculture

Curated by Sophie Samek, in conversation with Gayle McPherson

July 17, 2023

Hunter Gatherers in Northern Ontario

Hunter Gatherers in Northern Ontario

Our Environment, Our History

Curated by Cathy Wilson

June 19, 2023

Ice Water Perils

Ice Water Perils

Our People, Our Environment, Crisis & Change

Curated by Sara Caverly

May 4, 2023

Learning To Be a Good Neighbour

Learning To Be a Good Neighbour

Our Community, Our People

Curated by Cathy Wilson

March 28, 2023

“Our Problem is Political, and Our Solution is Political”: The Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, Activism and Social Change

“Our Problem is Political, and Our Solution is Political”: The Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program, Activism and Social Change

Our People, Crisis & Change

Curated by Belinda Leach

February 14, 2023

A Journey inspired by “Udder-ly” delicious cheese

A Journey inspired by “Udder-ly” delicious cheese

Our Work, People

Curated by Karli Longthorne

December 7, 2022

From Calm to Chaos: My Experience Living Through a Tornado in Rural Ontario

From Calm to Chaos: My Experience Living Through a Tornado in Rural Ontario

Our Community, Crisis & Change

Laila Harris

February 25, 2024

Navigating through Rural Ontario: A Vegetarian Trucker's Tale

Navigating through Rural Ontario: A Vegetarian Trucker's Tale

Personal Stories

Varun Joshi in conversation with Sukhpal Singh

January 11, 2024

Cultivating Skills, Survival and Simplicity in a Complex World

Cultivating Skills, Survival and Simplicity in a Complex World

People, Environment, Our Work

Curated by Laila Zahra Harris, in conversation with Maryam F.

August 17, 2023

Rural Community Connections in the Life of Dorothy Wright-Wallace

Rural Community Connections in the Life of Dorothy Wright-Wallace

Our People, Black History, Our Community

Curated by Sawyer Thompson-Brown

July 3, 2023

Supporting Women Against Violence Begins with Us: It takes ordinary people to make extraordinary change

Supporting Women Against Violence Begins with Us: It takes ordinary people to make extraordinary change

Crisis & Change, Our Work, Our People

Curated by Karli Longthorne

June 16, 2023

How Julien Bonin’s Family Survives and Thrives with Disabilities in Azilda, Northern Ontario

How Julien Bonin’s Family Survives and Thrives with Disabilities in Azilda, Northern Ontario

Our People, Our Community

Curated by Dilshan Fernando

April 17, 2023

Bringing Pride to Rural Communities

Bringing Pride to Rural Communities

Our Community, Our Connections

Curated by Sophie Samek

March 17, 2023

“We are more than our trauma, we are the community that shows up with lasagna on your doorstep” Connectedness, Belongingness and Rural Resilience in Oxford County

“We are more than our trauma, we are the community that shows up with lasagna on your doorstep” Connectedness, Belongingness and Rural Resilience in Oxford County

People, Connection, Our Work, Health, Arts and Culture

Curated by Karli Longthorne

February 7, 2023

The Little White Church at the End of the Road: Our Story of Life, Loss, and Hope

The Little White Church at the End of the Road: Our Story of Life, Loss, and Hope

Our People, Our Community

Curated by Karli Longthorne

November 15, 2022

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