Government of Alberta Grants available for Charities and Non-profits

Charities and non-profits have access to supports to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.


Online Council Meeting – December 14, 2020

Regular Council Meeting – December 14 2020

Mon, Dec 14, 2020 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM (MST)

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The Future of Policing in Alberta – Public Survey

The Government of Alberta is currently continuing its review of Alberta’s Police Act with a public survey. Throughout the fall, the Alberta government has met with a wide range of stakeholders representing law enforcement, health and social services sectors, municipalities and Indigenous communities. The survey provides the opportunity for the public to have its say on the future of policing in Alberta. It covers several topics related to law enforcement, such as the role of police in community, processes for handling complaints from the public and officer discipline. The survey is now open and will remain open until January 4, 2021.

Community Futures – Bridging the Gap for Rural Small Businesses

Community Futures Continues to Bridge the Gap for Rural Small Business.


Strathmore – Local businesses and non-profits continue to be seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Community Futures Wild Rose will be offering additional $40,000 small business loans as part of the Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund. The RRRF loan zero-interest until January  2023 and intended to help rural small and medium-sized businesses cover ongoing costs and help them resume normal business operations after COVID-19.

“Every day, we see small businesses continue to struggle with reduced revenues, increased costs, and uncertainty because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Chantale Hache, Executive Director of Community Futures Wild Rose. “This extension will ensure more rural SMEs have access to relief and recovery funding, and Community Futures can continue to assist as many local businesses as possible during these difficult times.”

Since May 2020, the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund through Community Futures Wild Rose has:

  • Approved 42 applications
  • Dispersed $1.309 million in loans
  • Helped maintain 113 jobs

The additional funding is part of an initial $18.9 million allocated to the Community Futures Network of Alberta, through the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, and is targeted towards supporting rural and remote SMEs in Alberta that do not qualify for other federal business support programs, such as the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) or Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP).

For more information visit:
Media contact:                                                           RRRF Inquiries :
Chantale Hache                                                          Christopher Steeves
Executive Director                                                       Business Analyst
403.934.8888 ext. 1                                                    403.934.8888 ext. 2                                  

About Community Futures in Alberta
Alberta’s 27 Community Futures organizations are independent, locally run and guided by volunteer boards. Each Community Futures office provides flexible and affordable small business loans, business coaching/training services and business development tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a rural business. Community Futures is funded by the Government of Canada through Western Economic Diversification Canada and has been supporting rural entrepreneurs for over 30 years.


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Community Futures Wild Rose
101, 331 – 3 Avenue (Box 2159)
Strathmore, AbT1P 1K2


Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Engagement Survey

Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Engagement


The Government of Alberta is gathering ideas from Albertans to ensure outdoor recreation on Crown land is funded and managed sustainably, now and into the future.

They are also looking for input on ways to strengthen and build successful partnerships, which have an important role in providing recreation experiences and opportunities.

Many existing policies for Crown land were drafted with the intention that specific areas only have one use. In fact, Crown land includes public lands, parks and protected areas, it encompasses approximately 60% of the province and is now used for multiple purposes and Crown land policies need to reflect these changes.

This engagement is part of Alberta’s Crown Land Vision to:

  • make the land-use system clear and understandable
  • support sustainable funding and partnerships for recreation
  • focus on outcomes and reducing red tape

Provide your feedback through the online survey or post an idea for others to view by January 15, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. by taking the survey here.

Alberta Recreation & Parks Association Survey

Complete and Share the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) Survey


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic collapse of the oil and gas sector, municipal decision makers in Alberta have to make tough financial and planning decisions. They need to ensure their communities are sustainable, while they maintain the quality of service delivery their citizens have come to expect. Given this challenge, ARPA sees a strong need to assess public perceptions of the value of recreation and parks.


ARPA is undertaking a Survey Project across the province to gather Albertans’ perceptions of the value of public recreation services and park areas. All Albertans over the age of 16 are invited to complete the survey. All responses are anonymous. Find out more details about the survey here .

Complete the survey in under 5 minutes. Survey closes Friday, December 11th, 2020.

This survey is intended to be distributed to all citizens across Alberta. Please share this survey with your co-workers, organizations in your network, family and friends. We will get better representation for recreation and parks if we advocate together. Please see the available messages and images by clicking on the links: social media message, newsletter message, shareable images.