New Webinar on Population and Demographic Challenges in Rural Saskatchewan

Rural, remote and small towns in Saskatchewan are at a crossroads, facing challenges such as youth migration and aging populations. These challenges will continue to increase, affecting both these communities and the province as a whole. 

Join Essential Skills Ontario, our partners and economist Dr. Bakhtiar Moazzami on Wednesday, April 8th from 1:00-2:00PM ET (11:00AM SK) for our webinar, Fewer & Older: Population and Demographic Crossroads in Rural Saskatchewan. Drawing on findings from the 2001 and 2011 Census and the 2011 National Household Survey, Dr. Moazzami will discuss: 

• The overall demographic changes that have occurred in Saskatchewan 
• Population declines and the socio-economic challenges in rural areas in Saskatchewan 
• Future population trends in rural communities during 2015-2025 and implications for the province 

There will be time for questions at the end of the webinar. 

This webinar is the third in a series related to the Strengthening Rural Canada-Renforcer les communautés rurales du 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. 

Watch the recording online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFezsiAsJ6U 

News Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015