PhiLab is proud to present a new book chapter by one of our research members, Ryan Gibson : Philanthropic Organizations to the Rescue? Alternative Funding Solutions
Authors: Greg Halseth, Sean Markey, Laura Ryser
Chapter 8: Philanthropic Organizations to the Rescue? Alternative Funding Solutions
for Rural Sustainability
Authors: Ryan Gibson, Joshua Barrett
Intro to book chapter by Joshua Barrett:
The trials and tribulations of infrastructure and service delivery in rural communities are well documented in Canada. Rural communities struggle to maintain the current suite of services in light of policy changes (Halseth and Ryser, 2006; Hanlon and Halseth, 2005; Kulig and Williams, 2012; Ryan-Nicholls, 2004). What if communities had an alternative source of funds to facilitate service delivery? Could these funds compensate for the challenges confronted related to large distances and low densities? Would the chronic challenges of service-withdrawal from the abdication of provincial and federal governments be overcome? How would access to alternative funding change the dynamics of rural sustainability, if at all?