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Ryan Deska

Rural Ontario Institute
Project Lead, Community Development Specialist
Ryan Deska is an experienced community development professional, focusing specifically on the issues and trends affecting rural Ontario. As we have seen demographics shifting and changing in a variety of ways throughout rural Ontario, one particular issue that continues to rise to the top is labour availability and workforce development. In Ryan’s previous capacity as economic development specialist at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, as well as his time now as project lead for the Rural Ontario Institute, Ryan has worked alongside a number of community stakeholders addressing this issue.