As rural Islanders, we face complex and challenging issues that threaten the continued economic health and well-being of our communities. And we know that no single island can become resilient alone.
RIEP is passionate about keeping the islands vibrant and thriving by facilitating a respectful network of rural island communities within the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples, where we live and work.
Our network of creative artists, entrepreneurs, micro-enterprises, small businesses, and community organizations share information, support each other, and jointly advocate for policies and programs to ensure resilient and sustainable rural island economies. If you've been to our Forum or Connection Cafe events, you know we have a good time doing it!
Take advantage of these unique programs and services, and add your voice and skillset to our passionate community.
Be a Member of the RIEP Movement to...
Engage and deepen connections with fellow rural islanders at the monthly Connection Café for networking, entrepreneurial showcases, expert panels and more!
Take advantage of Rising Tide Business Services, offering affordable digital marketing tools and resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses to discover new markets for their business, and to provide further benefits for their existing customers.
Your participation helps us realize a unified voice for effecting change and action at the local, provincial and federal levels.
Contribute to rural islands focused programming by joining a RIEP Committee, such as the one to help shape the RIEP Forum --- where we gather to celebrate and empower our rural island communities.