An independent research centre and an environment for rural experiment…
Founded in 2014, the CCRC has evolved to create a workplace for innovative thought, establish an incubator to explore challenges and opportunities in rural community that leads to action for social and economic change.
By asking challenging questions, establishing unique fellowships, and bringing together creative thinkers, we explore solutions to complex questions on and about the future of rural.
By building a strong rural voice the CCRC offers creative solutions while contributing to a sustainable world in the 21st century.
MISSION: We support and work with democratic organizations and build alliances – joining with others to create broad movements for social, economic, creative and restorative environmental change.
VISION: We believe in collective leadership and diverse ways of knowing. Through the power of art, local knowledge and knowing of people, we acknowledge the value of sharing ideas. Justice, equality, and support of the efforts of others to shape their own destiny, are core to our vision. Through education, participatory research, the arts, intergenerational organizing, we work to create space where people can gain knowledge, hope and courage – where we all can expand our ideas of what is possible and support one another in making positive and sustainable change.