Rural Prosperity Initiative
Accelerating Innovation and Economic Diversification
The Rural Prosperity Initiative is a program that has been designed to address known capacity gaps of rural communities in adopting sustainable solutions for water, waste and energy by showcasing potential solutions, identifying regional opportunities, and providing access to resources.
This program aligns and supports provincial and federal policy and program goals for creating climate resilience (New 2018), reducing of greenhouse gas emissions, whilst promoting economic prosperity and accelerating the uptake of innovative and alternative energy, waste, and water solutions.
Rural Prosperity Initiative Program Goals
To build the knowledge and awareness of rural communities of the economic development opportunities and benefits of co-locating and partnering with industry solution providers
To assess the effectiveness of sustainability plans and actions to achieve measurable results
To help communities identify, evaluate climate risks and implement projects that will reduce GHG; reduce waste; improve and retain the supply of clean water; accelerate economic development; and create energy independence through clean energy generation
To leverage and redeploy best available technologies and practices
To deploy sustainability as a tool in economic diversification
Sustainability Resources and our Program Partners will work together to assess progress and help communities identify, evaluate and implement projects that can reduce GHG; reduce waste; improve and retain the supply of clean water; accelerate economic development; and create energy independence through clean energy generation. We can help communities measure, manage, and create impact!
Host your Rural Innovation Forum Today!
We have committed funding to support coordination of Rural Innovation Forums and are accepting applications and expressions of interest from communities, economic development agencies, and regional associations to host a "kick-start" forum to identify innovators, resources, and projects that will transform their region and boost local economies. Contact us.
We are Committed to Resourcing Sustainability
Our role is to broker collaboration between all three levels of government (federal, provincial, and municipal); find and facilitate government, industry, and agency funding and investment partnerships; and, source technical, scientific and regulatory solutions to accelerate innovation and rural sustainability.
Resources offered through the Rural Prosperity Initiative are designed to streamline the process for municipalities, these include:
- Sustainability Audits
- Climate Resilience Planning
- Project Identification Workshops
- Feasibility Studies
- Grant Funding Applications
- Regulatory Pathway Navigation
- Verification Protocol Development
- Financing Solutions
- Project Development
- Implementation Support
This program would not be possible without the support of the following organizations!