Page 1 of 2 CALL FOR PAPERS Rural Research Workshop “Policy and Research in Community Investment” May 24-25, 2012 Bytown Pavilion, 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario [Call for Papers: http://www.crrf.ca/?page_id=556]Continuing the theme of relating policy to research, and vice versa, the second national Rural ResearchWorkshop (RRW) “Policy and Research in Community Investment” will focus on the complexrelationships between policy and research as they relate to the practice of rural community investment.This workshop will critically explore the three-way interrelationships between policy, research anddevelopment practice. How do they relate to each other? What lessons have we learned from theseexperiences? How can we improve the connectivity between these three? How can a positiveinterrelationship be crafted to enhance the creativity and effectiveness of rural community investment?This participatory workshop will also address the challenges facing public policy for municipal, provincial,territorial and federal governments, community-based and other organizations, the co-operatives sector, aswell as the private sector. The research challenges for academe, practitioners, non-governmentorganizations, and others will also be explored.Our goal is to connect practice (e.g. local economic development, youth recreation services, elder health) tothe design of public policy at all levels of government, and connect the policy making process and content toresearch and practice. At the Workshop, we hope to present a wide range of related challenges andopportunities. We will also ensure that the findings of both research and front-line practice inform eachother, and inform policy.Community (re)investment has to be understood in its complete context which, today, involves severalcomplex interrelated streams. These include: the implications of globalization; evolving systems ofgovernance; the challenges of place-based approaches to development; the rediscovery of the role andrelevance of the social economy; the role of innovation, learning and knowledge mobilization;transformative development; capacity development; and changes in our demographic profiles. Papersaddressing these and other related topics, attending to the policy/research/practice dynamic, will beconsidered for presentations.The design of policy and research must inform our investment in rural communities, and they in turn mustbe informed by development practice. What are the challenges, lessons, and opportunities here, be theytheoretical, conceptual, practical, or other?Paper presentations must include a research purpose and objectives, methodology or approach (ifapplicable), a summary of the research results and suggested policy contributions. Up to 24 presentationscan be accommodated. Proposals and presentations may be in English or French. A group of three paperproposals may be submitted for consideration as an organized session. Each presentation will be restrictedto 20 minutes.Proposals should indicate the name of each author, the e-mail and telephone number of the contactauthor, the language of the presentation (English or French), paper title and an abstract of no more than200 words. As a Workshop outcome, authors may be invited to submit full papers to be considered forinclusion in a journal special edition.
Page 2 of 2DEADLINE AND MILESTONEProposal submission deadline: January 20, 2012Please complete the online Paper Abstract Submission form: http://www.crrf.ca/?page_id=558 (Note: After submitting your information a note will appear at the bottom of the online submission webpage to indicate either a successful” or unsuccessful transmission.)If you experience difficulties with the online form or process, you can make an offline submission.1. Obtain the form (a Word document) by sending a request to RRWPaper@gmail.com with this subject line “Request – Paper Abstract Submission form”.2. Submit your completed form by e-mail to RRWPaper@gmail.com with this subject line “RRW Paper Abstract Submission + your full name”. (Note: You will be sent an e-mail confirming the receipt of your offline submission form within 1-3 business days.)Notice of acceptance: To be sent in early February 2012Note: Participating authors will only need to pay the student registration fee.WORKSHOP CO-HOSTSCanadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF)Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA)Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS)CONTRIBUTING PARTNERSAlberta Rural Development Network (ARDN)Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS)Rural and Co-operatives Secretariat (RCS) [Government of Canada]Rural Development Network (RDN) [Government of Canada]Rural Ontario Institute (ROI)STEERING COMMITTEEAlberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities (ACSRC)Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN)Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS)Canadian Rural Research Network (CRRN)Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF)Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service (NRCan, CFS)Regional Innovation Chair in Rural Economic Development, Selkirk CollegeRural and Co-operatives Secretariat (RCS) [Government of Canada]Rural Development Network (RDN) [Government of Canada]Rural Ontario Institute (ROI)The Monieson Centre, Queen’s UniversityFor additional information, please contact:David Douglas – Chair of the Steering Committee, Chair of the Programme Sub-Committeeand Co-host, second national RRW / Past President, CRRF – at email@example.comBookmark this page http://www.crrf.ca/?page_id=720! Links to the specific Web pages relating to theWorkshop programme (including speakers), registration dates and fees, and other information will be addedhere periodically.