Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities

Books and Articles

The ACSRC is proud to have contributed to the following books, articles and other publications.


Boom and Bust: A Guide to managing ups and downs in communities (2016)

Taking the Next Steps: Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada (2016)

Ecosystems, Society and Health: Pathways through Diversity, Convergence, and Integration (2015)


"Rural sustainability plans in Canada: An Analysis of structure, content and influence" with Hallstrom, L et al. in Journal of Rural Studies. Vol 56, November 2017, 132-142.

"Employer Perspectives in Youth Employability in Rural Areas" with Lars Hallstrom and Carly Heck in Observatoirse Juenes et Society. Quebec. Vol 14, No1, Hiver 2017

“Policy Design in Rural Manitoba: Alternatives and Opportunities in the Midst of Change” in the Manitoba Law Journal (Policy Edition): Underneath the Golden Boy. Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 184-219. 2016

“Developing Navigation Competencies to Care for Older Rural Adults with Advanced Illness” Duggleby, W., Robinson, C., Kaasalainen, S., Pesut, B., Nekolaichuk, C., MacLeod, R., Keating, N., Santos Salas, A., Hallstrom, L., Fraser, K.D., Williams, A., Swindle, J. & Struthers-Montford, K. (Published online April 19, 2016). Canadian Journal on Agingdoi:10.1017/S0714980816000131.

“Which Way from Here? Navigation for the Care of Older Rural Adults with Terminal Illness” Canadian Journal of Aging with W. Duggleby et al (co-author) January 2015.

“Rural Alberta’s Priority Policy Research Questions” with Finseth, N et al. in Journal of Rural and Community Development December 2014, Vol. 9 (4)

“Hope of Rural Women Caregivers of Persons with Advanced Cancer: Guilt, Self-Efficacy and Mental Health” in Rural and Remote Health. w/ Duggleby, W., Williams, A., Holtslander, L, Thomas, R., Cooper, D., Ghosh, S.& O’Rourke, H. 14:2561 (2014).

“Watershed Management and Public Health: An Exploration of the Intersection of Two Fields as Reported in the Literature from 2000 to 2010” with M. Bunch, H. Venema, K. Morrison, M. Parkes & C. Neudoerffer in Environmental Management. August 2014, Vol. 54, No. 2 pp. 240-254

Book Chapters

“Public Health at the Watershed Scale” w/ M. Bunch & K. Morrison in Water Policy. Springer. 2016.

“Public Policy and the Welfare State” In D. Raphael (ed.) The Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives (3rd ed.) Canadian Scholars Press Inc. 2016.

McGibbon, E. & Hallstrom, L.K. (2012). “Oppression and the political economy of health inequities” in McGibbon, E. (Ed.). Oppression: A social determinant of health. Halifax: Fernwood Publishing. (co-author)

Other Publications

The State of Rural Canada (2015) Alberta Chapter