November Webinar: The Coming Demographic Crisis in Rural Ontario

Rural, remote and small towns in Ontario are struggling - facing issues such as aging populations and youth migration. As these pressures continue to increase, communities are working harder just to remain viable. This does not bode well for both rural and urban Ontario, as these communities play an integral role in the economic growth of the province as a whole.

Join Essential Skills Ontario, our partners and economist Dr. Bakhtiar Moazzami on Wednesday, November 19th from 1:00-2:00PM ET for our webinar, Fewer & Older: The Coming Demographic Crisis in Rural Ontario. This webinar is the first in a series of research reports related to the Strengthening Rural Canada initiative, a multi-year project funded by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program, as well as in part by the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-18: Education, Immigration and Communities. The project is providing a comprehensive understanding of the relationship of human capital on both population and economic growth in rural, small town and remote communities in Canada.

Using his findings from both the 2001 and 2011 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey, Dr. Moazzami will discuss:

• The overall demographic changes that have occurred in Ontario
• Population declines and the socio-economic challenges in rural areas in Ontario
• Future population trends in rural Ontario during 2011-2025 and what this could mean for the province

Watch the recording online: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqQigD6vt0M&list=UUkCMJq3ow1mWhR8EULS56xQ 

News Date: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2014