Strengthening Rural Canada: Why Place Matters in Rural Communities

This report by Leona Gadsby and Ron Samson documents phase two of a research project about developing literacy and essential skills (LES) as part of the solution to supporting growth and sustainability for rural communities.

The project takes a place-based approach and engages six rural communities in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

The main objective of the research project was to clearly articulate and define a place-based framework that will allow rural, small town and remote communities in three provinces to identify adult learning and literacy objectives and build sustainable and replicable place-based strategic plans suitable to their unique needs and capacities.

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