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Early-bird Registration Extended! Rural Communities: The Root to Health

Deadline August 15, 2013

Register now for the Rural Communities: The Root to Health symposium to be held in Minden, Ontario and the Haliburton Highlands on October 3rd & 4th, 2013.

The symposium’s overarching theme is community economic development and the workshop and local tour themes are:

  1. Local Food Security & Sustainability,
  2. Rural Transportation,
  3. Affordable Housing and
  4. Arts & Culture.

The focus of the symposium is on common challenges faced in rural areas when it comes to creating healthy communities, and will show how rural communities can overcome these challenges and build on their strengths by highlighting various projects from within Haliburton County that demonstrate success. The program will feature Keynote Speaker, Wayne Caldwell, Director, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, Guelph University, as well as a Plenary Presentation on Rural Capacity Building.

The symposium is being co-hosted by the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition and the Haliburton Communities in Action Committee. This is a great time of year to view the Haliburton Highlands’ fall colours, and the event coincides with the annual Haliburton County Studio Art Tour, so you may want to consider staying for the weekend in order to take advantage of these other opportunities as well!

For more information and to register, visit:

Early-bird Registration has been extended to August 15th!