Participatory Process and Rural Development: Lessons from a National Program

Presented by Isabelle Légère and HollyDolan.

Rural and Cooperatives Secretariat Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

  • The Rural and Cooperatives Secretariat (RCS) aims to improve quality of life in rural communities so these regions can compete in the global economy
  • It also works to ensure that federal policies and programs respond to the needs of these communities
  • In its lead role in the rural file, the RCS develops partnerships amongst federal departments, provinces and rural stakeholders in areas such as knowledge building, policy development and the implementation of rural development strategies.