The Future of Rural Ontario and the Role of Immigration
For much of rural Ontario, there is a struggle to retain existing population numbers. With low birth rates, outmigration and an aging baby boom population there is a significant risk of population loss (and in many rural communities this is already happening). The opportunity for rural communities is to increasingly attract immigrants. Recent research identifies success stories from across the province and establishes best practices that can help rural communities to succeed in stabilizing, and potentially growing their population.
Professor Wayne Caldwell's research is highlighted in the Ontario Agricultural College news story.