Type : Report

Rural communities interested in attracting Teaching Staff
Northern Alberta Development Council's Rural and Remote Education Report
Report Alberta http://www.nadc.ca/Docs/rural-remote-education.pdf
The Rural and Remote Education Report identifies challenges facing northern school divisions. The report provides examples of successful programming alternatives and demographic data and planning tools. The report is based on data collected from interviews with 11 northern school division superintendents and staff, community survey responses,a literature review and demographic forecasts derived from Alberta Education's Student Population Projection and Teacher Forecasting Model. Some of the items reviewed are teacher attrition, school capacity and student participation.

Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
Immigrant-Friendly Businesses: Effective Practices for Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Immigrants in Canadian Workplaces
Report Canada http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-Library/abstract.aspx?did=3278
This report looks at how businesses across Canada can attract, integrate and retain immigrants and international talent. It highlights the value of implementing immigrant friendly programs and practices to address the needs of immigrants and articulates a number of 'keys to success' to attract international top talent. The report also provides insights on ways that Canadian businesses can design and implement practices that are immigrant-friendly.

Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
Immigrant-Friendly Communities: Making Immigration Work for Employers and Other Stakeholders
Report Canada http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-Library/abstract.aspx?did=3229
This report looks at the value immigrants can bring to small communities; the role that federal, provincial and municipal policies play in attracting immigrants to small communities; and by way of case study, how some communities in Canada have succeeded in attracting and retaining immigrants through a collaborative approach involving employers and many different community stakeholders. Rural communities can get information and ideas from this report to make their communities immigrant-friendly.

Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
City Magnets II: Benchmarking the Attractiveness of 50 Canadian Cities
Report Canada http://www.conferenceboard.ca/e-Library/abstract.aspx?did=3380
The document analyzes and benchmarks the features that make Canadian cities attractive to skilled workers and mobile populations. Cities without the ability to act as magnets and attract new people will struggle to stay prosperous in the decades ahead. Rural communities can use the same information and material to make their areas more attractive for newcomers.

Rural communities interested in attracting Immigrants
Our Diverse Cities
Report Canada http://canada.metropolis.net/pdfs/ODC_Summer07_3_en.pdf
The document is a publication of Metropolis, an international network for comparative research and public policy development on migration, diversity and immigrant integration in cities in Canada and around the world. The document looks at migration, diversity and immigration in rural Canada. It provides information on population changes and identifies the bases for immigrants' choices. It also explores the nature of immigrant's experiences upon their arrival to rural communities. The report can be helpful for rural communities in understanding the dynamics driving the population changes.

Rural communities interested in attracting Youth
Youth Retention and Attraction Strategy (YRAS) - Newfoundland and Labrador
Report Canada http://youth.gov.nl.ca/strategy/pdf/Youth-Retention-and-Attraction-Strategy.pdf
The strategy was based on extensive engagement with youth 18 to 30 and concluded with the creation of an Office of Youth Engagement, which is responsible for the coordination of youth related programs and policy development. A set of action items emerged from the YRAS and is currently being implemented at the provincial level. The initiatives are also designed to address key transition periods for youth that strongly influence their decisions about their careers and training, where they will live, work and raise their families, and the roles they will assume in their communities.

Rural communities interested in attracting Artists
Ontario Arts Engagement Study 2011
Report Canada http://www.arts.on.ca/Page4405.aspx
The study looks at the full spectrum of arts activities from traditional audience-based activities (such as attending performing arts events or visiting an art gallery) to personal practice activities (such as playing a musical instrument, painting or taking dance lessons) and includes arts participation via electronic, print and digital media (such as radio, television or the Internet). It also explores the importance of these activities to Ontarians, the settings in which arts activities take place, the relationships between personal practice and attendance, and the patterns of engagement across regions and demographic groups related to age and gender.

Rural communities interested in attracting Teaching Staff
Recruiting, Preparing and Retaining Teachers for America's Schools
Report Other http://www.wallacefoundation.org/knowledge-center/teacher-recruitment/Documents/Preparing-and-Retaining-Teachers.pdf
The report presents an overview of the Fund's Pathways to Teaching Careers Program, its progress since 1989 and early evaluation findings. It is designed to inform and stimulate discussion on the Fund's experiences.

Rural communities interested in attracting Artists
Strengthening Rural Economies through the Arts
Report Other http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/RURALARTS.pdf
In 2005, the United States National Governors Association commissioned a report, Strengthening Rural Economies through the Arts. The report identified that an 'arts-based economy can enhance state efforts to diversify rural economies, generate revenue, improve the quality of life and attract visitors and investment. The report recognizes the importance of creativity to over 25 states. The report can be useful for rural communities in fostering the climate needed to attract the creative class.

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