Rural Matters: Forging Healthy Canadian Communities

What we Learned:

  • Most Yukoners, both First Nations and non-First Nations, put lifestyle first.
  • Taking the time to listen and be curious reveals vision, insights, assumptions, expectations, concerns and possibilities.
  • Diversity of perspectives, voices, styles and experiences are keys to innovation, risk-taking, consensus-building, which extend to community impact.
  • Exploring instincts of regional round table members provides a clear picture of situations and intentions.
  • Initiating and maintaining relationships with government representatives enables them to become involved.