Asset based community development guru Peter Kenyon

Peter Kenyon to BC?

Peter Kenyon, Australian-based founder of the Bank of I.D.E.A.S and renowned rural development leader, has made a lasting impression on scores of rural BC stakeholders over the past couple of years. BC Rural Centre Executive Director Gordon Borgstrom has announced Kenyon may be back in our neck of the woods soon. “It looks like Peter Continue reading


Asset based community development guru Peter Kenyon

Peter Kenyon Coming to BC!

The BC Rural Centre is very pleased to be bringing Peter Kenyon back to BC, to deliver a series of asset based community development (ABCD) workshops in multiple towns across BC, starting May 30th. The workshops will be led by Peter Kenyon, the renowned Director of the Bank of I.D.E.A.S. (Initiatives for the Development of Continue reading


How can rural B.C. thrive? Australian expert offers lessons from his country

‘Is a town too small? No. Is a town likely to die? Yes, if they aren’t prepared to adapt’ CBC News Posted: Jun 22, 2017 6:55 PM PT Last Updated: Jun 22, 2017 6:55 PM PT   What can rural B.C. learn from rural Australia? Quite a lot, says an economic development specialist from the Continue reading


Peter Kenyon, Founder, The Bank of I.D.E.A.S., delivers an inspirational keynote

Peter Kenyon, renowned Australian rural development expert, delivers an entertaining — and inspirational — keynote at the KEEPING IT RURAL 2017 conference hosted by SIBAC/BC Rural Centre, on June 20 in Kelowna.     Click here to view a PDF of Peter’s Powerpoint.


Peter Kenyon to speak at Keeping It Rural 2017

We’re delighted that internationally recognized rural development leader Peter Kenyon will be joining us at this year’s Keeping It Rural conference, in Kelowna (June 20-21). A community enthusiast and social entrepreneur, Peter has worked with more than 2,000 communities in his homeland, Australia, and 59 other countries, seeking to facilitate fresh and creative ways to Continue reading