Community Futures plays a key role in strengthening and diversifying rural economies. We work alongside community leaders and other key stakeholders to create Community Economic Development plans and implement projects that support value-added activity and expansion into new sectors. We also take a ‘big picture view’ of the health of our community’s businesses, and help with broad business retention and succession planning strategies.
Where do we find the ideas to grow our rural economy? Right here at home!
For over 20 years, we've been committed to increasing community and regional capacity through Community Economic Development (CED). CED is the practice of identifying local issues, developing strategies and then implementing local solutions to enhance community economic health, diversity and prosperity.
Extending beyond business financing and counseling, we aim to nurture partnerships, inspire innovative thinking, develop best practice initiatives and promote a healthy, vibrant economic future for our area.
Working with our communities to build capacity and create sustainability, we facilitate strategic planning processes and project development. Research and provide funding information for projects and programs. Research and make recommendations on strategic opportunities and promote the region to expand development.
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Community Economic Development
Alberta Culture will provide assistance in areas of strategic planning, board development, fund development, community capacity, facilitation and so much more! Be sure to check out their offerings:
Grant Streams and Funding
The following Library systems within our region have access to Grant Connect. Grant Connect is an online database to search available grants relating to your project/initiative: