New Report Shows Rural Saskatchewan at a Crossroads

New Report Shows Rural Saskatchewan at a Crossroads

A new report released today indicates that Saskatchewan’s rural, remote and small towns are facing challenges. Fewer & Older: Population and Demographic Crossroads in Rural Saskatchewan identifies significant issues in the province’s rural communities, including aging populations and the outmigration of youth. The main objective of this particular report is to analyze past, present and future demographic changes in the province.

Fewer & Older: Population and Demographic Crossroads in Rural Saskatchewan is written for the Strengthening Rural Canada-Renforcer les communautés rurales du Canada initiative. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program and in part by the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-18: Education, Immigration and Communities, this initiative is aiming to support rural communities in finding solutions to some of their unique challenges. Over the past year, Essential Skills Ontario (ESO), along with our partners, Decoda Literacy Solutions in British Columbia, Literacy Newfoundland and Labrador, the Saskatchewan Literacy Network and Réseau pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences (RESDAC), have been traveling to 28 rural communities across the country to learn first-hand about the opportunities and challenges facing rural Canada.

The report, along with the executive summary and infographic, is available on the Strengthening Rural Canada website. You can also stay up-to-date on upcoming reports from the Strengthening Rural Canada project by following the initiative on Twitter – @SRC_RCRC.

On Wednesday, April 8th at 1:00PM ET (11:00AM SK) we invite you to join us for our second Strengthening Rural Canada webinar, Fewer & Older: Population and Demographic Crossroads in Rural Saskatchewan, hosted by economist Dr. Bakhtiar Moazzami, where he will discuss the findings of this recent research on rural Saskatchewan.

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