Rural Development Institute
Areas of Expertise: Rural CED
Established in 1989, RDI’s principle activities are designing and conducting multi-disciplinary academic and applied research on rural issues; and communicating this information to rural community stakeholders. While its primary focus is on rural and northern areas of Western Canada, RDI maintains relationships with other researchers in Canada and abroad.
Priding itself on a collaborative approach, RDI encourages a multi-disciplinary research environment and promotes the development of projects with rural community stakeholders. The Institute has diverse research affiliations and multiple community and government linkages related to its rural development mandate. RDI disseminates information to a variety of constituents and stakeholders and makes research information and results widely available to the public either in printed form or by means of public lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences and website.