Rural Community Vitality Measurement Initiative by the Rural Ontario Institute

The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) has been refining its new municipal partnerships in rural communities across Ontario for its initiative named Measuring Rural Community Vitality (MRCV). The overall aim of the project is to share and build rural community capacity and and encourage civic engagement. According to the ROI website the MRCV is an applied research and analysis initiative funded by the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Its focus is to identify and understand the effective practices for quantifying rural engagement, social capital and community well-being. Also, it will present methods of evaluation of community impact and social return on investment. For more details please check the following link: http://www.ruralontarioinstitute.ca/measuring-community-vitality.aspx