RhPAP has launched a rural community capacity building program for rural leaders and community champions who want to make a difference in their communities. This program has two components: information sessions and learning series.
RhPAP Information Sessions
The information sessions offer rural communities an opportunity to learn about the work of other organizations and networks focused on rural health and well-being. Past examples of these hour-long sessions include the Alberta Coalition on Human Trafficking (ACT) and the Canadian Mental Health Associations’ Rural Mental Health Project.
RhPAP Learning Series
In comparison, the learning series offers workshop-type events focused on sharing strategies, tools, and techniques with rural communities that will help enhance rural community capacity for local initiatives and projects including those related to health workforce attraction and retention. These series are typically done in cooperation with educational partners like the Campus for Communities of the Future and the Tamarack Institute. These events can range from a one-hour presentation or a one-day workshop to a four-part series that occurs over the course of several weeks.
Visit RhPAP’s Events Calendar to see (and register for) upcoming information sessions and workshops.