This toolkit offers strategies and best practices that can help rural communities to attract and retain newcomers. It approaches attraction and retention of newcomers from a community economic development perspective and does not consider other aspects of attracting and retaining newcomers like social inclusion or employer awareness though these are considered important elements in successful human capital strategies. A number of resources are available and referenced throughout this toolkit that can help your community plan these other components of attracting and retaining newcomers.

When Why
Analyzing Assessment
Comprehensive Analysis
Implementing Community Infrastructure
Cultural and Arts
Human Resources
Natural Resources
Social Capital
Organizing Engagement Check_mark
Partnership Building
Project Team Building
Planning Action Planning
Project Management
Reviewing Community Feedback
Process Evaluation
Project Evaluation
Topic People
Tool Details
Equipment/Facilities Needed
Expertise Needed
Language English Only
Authors Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ontario
This tool was made in Canada
Publisher Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Ontario
Date Created January 2011
File Size 1211469
File Format application/pdf
Source Document Title Community Immigrant Retention in Rural Ontario
Source Document URL


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