2022 Rural Change Makers

Rule your adventure with the 2021 Rural Change Makers program.
ROI is excited to announce recruitment for the 2022 Rural Change Makers program. Up to 30 motivated young adults, between the ages of 18-29, will be selected from across Ontario to mobilize action around issues important to their communities. As a group, these leaders will participate in a series of developmental, online training webinars and come together for a face-to-face customized, experiential event, both of which will support them to take action on a challenge/opportunity that they have selected in their community.

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Visit the Rural Ontario Institute to apply to be the next rural change maker! ROI is accepting applications for the 2022 Rural Change Makers program on an ongoing basis. Apply today!


In case you missed it! Catch our latest information session on the 2022 Rural Change Makers Program.

Thank you Rural Change Maker Partners

Melanie Bidiuk

Who's Listening

Melanie Bidiuk

ROI Program Coordinator

RCM Program Timeline

May - Sept. 2022



Informing Change

Connect with us and share your story as a young, rural and resilient person in Ontario. Share your voice, insight and experience to inform the next Changemaker program.

Aug-Sept 2022

Listening Tour

Inspiring Change

Join us for a series of in-person and virtual discussions throughout rural and remote Ontario, about what it means to be young, rural and resilient.

Oct-Nov 2022


Designed Alliance

Co-Designing Change

Join the conversation and discover new opportunities for growth, leadership and belonging as we unviel a re-designed program plan for the Rural Change Makers Program.

Jan-Apr. 2023


Becoming Change

Join Rural Change Makers for an Exchange Event and become the change you want to see in your community.

Program Impact

  • Skill Development 93% 93%
  • Increased Rural Retention 72% 72%
  • Making a Difference 78% 78%
  • Increased Community Connectedness 91% 91%