What is the Rural Development Network (RDN)?

RDN is a not-for-profit group that helps rural communities fill gaps in community social development by offering services on a cost-recovery basis. Our work also includes advocacy on broader issues and amplifying the collective voice of rural communities.

  • We equip you with the tools, information, and expertise needed to jumpstart projects identified by your community.
  • We help you identify and access funding to support projects.
  • We help you obtain, retain, and improve the skills, equipment, and other resources needed for the project to be self-sufficient and sustainable, or, in other words, build capacity.


Post Secondary Partners


Years in Operation


Rural Communities


Projects Completed

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Partners & Funders

RDN deeply appreciates the support we receive from our partners, funders, and collaborators.