One place, One people, One province. It's the One opportunity to learn about community development efforts in rural Alberta. It’s the One event where you can network with others focused on helping rural Alberta thrive and share your community’s stories. It’s the One day you don’t want to miss! After all, the power to shape our collective future comes from working as One.
When: Registration 12:30pm. Event from 1:00pm until 7pm
Charting Our Course
When deciding on what direction to steer an organization, it’s important to look behind as well as ahead. This presentation will discuss ARDN’s past, present, and future. What did we accomplish with funding from Rural Alberta Development Fund and what issues and projects will we work on now? With Dee Ann Benard, Executive Director of ARDN
Environmental Management in Rural Alberta
This talk will center on the benefits and challenges of establishing an environmental management plan in Central Alberta and the friendships you make along the way. We will examine the importance of taking the time to plan the project before jumping in head-first and the effectiveness of continuous engagement and evaluation. With Blayne West, Environmental Coordinator of Lacombe County
Rural Transportation – What’s the Big Idea?
As rural transportation disappeared in rural Alberta during the last couple of decades, organizations in many communities turned to finding their own alternative solutions. The result is an assortment of vehicles such as handivans, mini-buses and the like which often tend to be underused and/or misunderstood, and leave rural residents without the means of getting around. As a concept, Battle River Bus® identifies existing rural transportation assets in the Battle River region with a view to linking them in a project for region-wide transportation. With Jane Ross, President of the Alberta Association for Lifewide Living
Access to Justice
Did you know there is a shortage of lawyers in rural Alberta. “A shortage of lawyers”? How can that be? During this presentation you’ll learn why the shortage is coming, what it means, and how we can help. With Philip Bryden, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta
Making Communication a Little Easier
Deaf Albertans face a number of challenges communicating with the hearing world. In rural Alberta, this is even more pronounced. But technology can have a huge impact. Learn how a unique partnership formed and how we are working to make communicating for rural deaf Albertans a little easier. With Don McCarthy, President of the Alberta Association of the Deaf.
Networking: There will be ample time for networking during the evening reception which will also featuring the lovely piano stylings of Matt Day.
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When & Where
Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN)
ARDN is a not-for-profit partnership of Alberta's 21 public universities, colleges, and technical institutes working together to enhance the quality of life in rural Alberta. Learn more at www.ardn.ca.