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Webcast Roundtable: Rurality and Community Well-Being

July 6, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Primary site location:

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
1919 Upper Water St
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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  • Roundtable: Rurality and Community Well-Being
    • Ms. Robin Campbell, PhD Candidate at Dalhousie University with research focused on the mental health of volunteer firefighters in rural Nova Scotia
    • Ms. Madonna Doucette, Director, Youth Project
    • Dr. Karen Foster, Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University
    • Dr. Lesley Frank, Professor at Acadia University and researcher in the areas of family and children’s poverty, food insecurity, health inequality and social welfare and policy.
    • Dr. Marilyn MacDonald, Professor at Dalhousie University’s School of Nursing, Director of JBI Centre of Excellence

Visit the Roundtables webpage to learn more about the core themes of the roundtables and the members participating.

  • Participant Submissions on Understanding and Addressing the Immediate and Long-Term Needs of Those Impacted by Mass Casualty Incidents; and Rural Community Safety and Policing, Rural Policy and Resources


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  • All timing, agendas, format and schedules are subject to change and will be updated here as required.


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