What is RDN?

RDN is a not-for-profit group that offers community social development services on a cost-recovery basis:

  • equip you with tools, information, and expertise needed to jumpstart projects identified by your community;
  • help you identify and access funding to support projects;
  • guide you through a funding application or write it on your behalf.

RDN's work also includes advocacy on broader issues, and amplifying the collective voice of rural communities to fuel affordable housing development, community revitalization and improve the quality of life for rural Canadians.


Post Secondary Partners


Years in Operation


Rural Communities


Projects Completed

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Partners & Funders

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