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O Canada and Welcome Remarks
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Opening Keynote: 13 Ways to Kill Your Community

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ROMA Chair Remarks / AGM

What's Next Ontario?
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Session Block A

 
The Important Role of Physicians in Sustainable Rural Health Care (R)

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Why You Should Care About Asset Management

Where is the Money in Food and Farming?

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  • Jamie Reaume, CEO, Country Heritage Park

What does Patient’s First Mean for Rural Communities?
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The Healthy Rural Communities Toolkit and Active Transportation Planning

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A Whole New World – The Waste Free Ontario Act (R)
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Rural Ontario’s Hidden Opportunity: Small Village Servicing Innovation
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Restoring and Protecting the Ribbon of Life through Collaborative Community Partnerships in Under Serviced Areas

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Understanding the Municipal Election Modernization Act (R)
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  • Kate Manson-Smith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Forestry 101- Trees are the solution (R)
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Complaints in Rural Municipalities: The Role of the Ontario Ombudsman and the Integrity Commissioner (R)
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The Importance of Food Entrepreneurship in your Community (R)
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  • Barb Shopland, Founder and ident, 2gener8 solutions inc.

Sign-Posts for Responsible Councillors: Tools to Help You Get it Right (R)
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Lunch #1: Bridging the Gap to Shared Water Services
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Lunch #2: Ontario’s Retirement Communities - Leading a Growing Sector for the Seniors of Tomorrow
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Session Block B

Understanding the Municipal Election Modernization Act

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  • Kate Manson-Smith, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Municipal Affairs

The Important Role of Physicians in Sustainable Rural Health Care
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Forestry 101- Trees are the solution (R)
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The Importance of Food Entrepreneurship in your Community (R)
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  • Barb Shopland, Founder and ident, 2gener8 solutions inc.

Complaints in Rural Municipalities: The Role of the Ontario Ombudsman and the Integrity Commissioner
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Sign-Posts for Responsible Councillors: Tools to Help You Get it Right
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A Whole New World – The Waste Free Ontario Act (R)
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Session Block C

Connecting the Community and Economy with Trails

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Closing the Communication Gaps: Catching up to the Connectivity Highway
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The Energy of Tomorrow and Rural Ontario   

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Community Hubs: Making Them Work for You
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Session Block D


Waste Not, Want Not: Making Small Rural Wastewater Systems Efficient
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Counteracting Youth Out-migration through Youth Engagement
  • Chair: Chris White, Mayor, Township of Guelph-Eramosa

TAPMO and OSSGA:  Government & Industry Working Together
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Regulatory made simple: Understanding FCM-RAC Proximity Guidelines and Transport Canada’s new Grade Crossing Regulations
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The Voice of Municipalities within Federal and Provincial Legislative Powers
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The Conservation Authorities Act: Changes and Opportunities
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Challenges and Opportunities for the Delivery of Human Services in Rural and Northern Communities
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Patrick Brown, Leader, PC Ontario
 
A message from LAS
  

NDP MPP, Rural Affairs Critic and Chief Whip, John Vanthof
Building Partnerships with First Nations

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  • Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day        

The Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
 

Ministers’ Forum