Rural Ontario: Moving Forward
 

Sunday, January 19

1:00 - 2:15 pm      
Concurrent Sessions A
2:45 - 4:30 pm
Plenary Programming
2:45 - 3:00 pm
  • Welcome Remarks
Listen to the Conference Welcome Remarks. Speakers: The Honourable Robert Black, Senator; The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; Rick Kester, President OGRA and Allan Thompson, Chair ROMA.


 
3:00 - 3:20 pm
3:20 - 3:45 pm
 
  Listen to  the ROMA Update and AGM, and Using Foresight to Foster Discussion of Rural Challenges


 
3:45 - 4:30 pm
  • The Power of Storytelling
    • Opening Keynote: Terry O’Reilly

 







 

Monday, January 20

8:30 - 9:45 am
Plenary Programming
8:30 - 8:45 am
 
8:45 - 9:00 am
9:00 - 9:15 am
9:15 - 9:30 am
Listen to speakers Laurie Swami, President and CEO, NWMO; The Hon. Christine Elliott, Ministry of Health and The Hon. Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs.


 
9:30 – 9:45am
 
10:15 - 11:45 am
Concurrent Sessions B:
12:00 - 12:45 pm
Sponsored Learning Lunches
1:15 - 2:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions C
3:00 - 5:15 pm
Plenary Programming
3:00 - 3:15 pm
  • Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition
3:15 - 3:45 pm    
3:45 - 4:10 pm    
4:10 - 4:25 pm
 

Listen to speakers Andrea Horwath, Leader of the Official Opposition; An Overview of the Grand River Conservation Authority - Building Resiliency through Collaboration; Preparing for Ontario's 2020-21 Provincial Budget: Brian Rosborough, Executive Director, AMO and The Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.


 
4:25 - 5:30 pm
  • Ministers’ Forum
   

 

TUESday, January 21

7:30 - 8:15 am
Sponsored Learning Breakfasts
8:30 - 11:45 am
Plenary Programming
8:30 - 9:30 am
 
9:30 - 9:45 am
  • John Fraser, Interim Leader, Ontario Liberal Party
9:45 - 10:45 am
  • Michael J. Smither Question Box Panel
10:45 - 11:00 am
  • Mike Schreiner, Leader, Green Party of Ontario

Listen to John Fraser, Interim Leader, Ontario Liberal Party; the Michael J. Smither Question Box Panel and Mike Schreiner, Leader, Green Party of Ontario.


   
11:00 - 11:45 am
  • Closing Keynote: Andrew Coyne
    • The Political Landscape: Where are we Headed?

 
11:45 am Closing Remarks
  • Sponsored by Air Canada