Thank you from the Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity (CCRC) for this year’s R2R in-person conference (with virtual options) with the theme: Rural Today, Rural Tomorrow!

Print version of the R2R22 Agenda

We will explore where we are now and where we could be going in the areas of Wellbeing, Housing, Climate and Community. It all happens over three and half days in the Four Winds Barn in Brussels, Ontario, from October 17th – 20th

Have a question or need help while attending R2R22? Ask our Ambassadors.

60 Orchard Ln, Brussels, ON N0G 1H0

R2R22 brings people together from across the County, the Country and beyond our borders.

“The future is only ever realized in the moment.” – Mary Doyle, Workshop Leader at R2R22


Details about keynotes, speakers, panels, schedule, and more to be posted soon!

Day 1 Wellbeing

R2R is partnering with Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health, our Wellbeing day is dedicated to exploring the future of mental health and wellbeing in our rural communities. Gateway creates a path to prioritize the future of wellbeing as it continues to evolve. Gateway is a unique rural health care system that emphasizes research, education and communication to improve the quality of life for rural residents.

Day 3 Climate & Community

We are with our Lead Partner Libro Credit Union for Day 3 which embodies disaster relief/recovery, the role of agriculture when it comes to climate change and sustainability, relationship to the land, Indigenous practices, and includes solutions in the short and long term to deal with our changing weather on the planet as we best understand sustainability for our rural communities. The Climate & Community day provides the space and structure for attendees to develop ideas through exploratory conversation, while also collecting tangible tools that impact rural communities’ resilience against climate realities.
Day 2 Housing

We are partnering with the Rural Ontario Institute, Huron County and the County of Lennox & Addington. We need to acknowledge the ground shifting from under our feet, and that more action needs to be done around the issues of affordable and accessible rural housing. Our Housing day aims to identify where we are at now with rural housing, showcasing action-based models that have contributed to positive change in communities, and exploring different models together through workshops that help gain tangible skills and tools to bring back to home communities.

Day 4 Future Considerations, Art & R2R Market

Day 4 is a half day, as it is the final day of the conference. Our partners, Rural On Purpose and Homegrown Food Basket will help us explore the thoughts brought up over the three days in relation
to the future, and challenge attendees to think beyond the walls of conference to bring the knowledge accumulated and tools learned to their own rural communities.

There will also be the R2R Market on this day to showcase local and vendor products!





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Defining Doodles

Welcome to Huron County!

Here are two links to explore various types of accommodation available around Brussels, ON.

Hotel Lux is offering a special discount for R2R22 delegates
5% off single-night stay | 10% off multiple-night stay
Enter R2R22 as the discount code when booking, the discount will be returned after booking

If you have any questions, contact Peter Smith at peter@ruralcreativity.org