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Tuesday 13 November 2012, 13:00 - 14:30

This webinar - the second in a series of four webinars on community engagement - provides an overview of theory, best practices, tools and resources for effectively engaging rural communities. The webinar will focus mainly on challenges particular to rural communities, and strategies for overcoming these challenges. Guest speakers will share success stories and lessons learned through their work in rural communities. Participants can expect: increased awareness of effective strategies for engaging rural communities and populations; and opportunities for participants to share successes, challenges and resources.

Register for the remainder of the webinar series.


Certificate of Completion

A certificate of completion is available for those who attend or listen to the recording of at least three webinars in the Community Engagement series and respond to the self-reflective questions.

Application for Certificate Form must be received no later than Monday, March 11, 2013.  For more information, please contact: Hélène, Services Coordinator, at 416-847-1575 or 1-855-847-1575.


Norm Ragetlie

Norm is the Executive Director of the Rural Ontario Institute (ROI). 

Sue Shikaze

Sue lives in Haliburton County and works as a Health Promoter with the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit. A significant part of her work is advocating for and planning to create communities that are more walking and cycling-friendly. She works closely with two community coalitions, the Communities in Action Committee, which she chairs, and the Haliburton Highlands Cycling Coalition. Sue is also a board member of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition and recently took on the co-chair role for the Health and Built Environment workgroup of the Ontario Public Health Association. Sue believes in the importance of creating supportive environments to encourage people of all ages to walk and cycle more, and promotes the health benefits of active transportation and cycling throughout the community. She is an avid cyclist, runner and skier, and uses all these activities for transportation, fitness and recreation.

Jeff Kohl

Jeff has 20 years of experience as an adult educator, community animator and facilitator. He has supported a wide range of organizations, partnerships and networks at the local, regional and provincial levels to plan, deliver and evaluate healthy community initiatives, uncover local assets, engage local leaders, set strategic directions, evaluate programs, and monitor results. Jeff has a degree in environmental studies and is trained as a facilitator in Asset-based Community Development (ABCD), Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space and Transition Town processes.


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