Rural NB has not seen the same opportunities as the province’s urban component. Does IT/ICT have the potential to assist the social and economic fabric of rural New Brunswick? This presentation reports on progress to-date of a six-month study to establish a baseline using South Eastern New Brunswick as a pilot study area. The presentation will describe The Charlotte County Project, including methods, progress to date and interesting findings/outcomes. Hopefully session participants’ will contribute their experience of what’s going on in rural New Brunswick as well.


Speaker: Rick Wightman

Suggested Experience: No technical experience required.

Technologies Used: English.

Keywords: Rural IT, Economic Development, Social Development, The Charlotte County Project

Assisting Rural New Brunswick with IT: Pathfinding