ACSRC Monthly News
What's up and What's new
December, 2015

May the spirit of the season 
fill your home with joy,
your heart with love,
and your life with laughter.
Warmest wishes for a festive holiday season!

From all of us at the 
Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities  
Upcoming Events
                               REGIONAL COLLABORATION WORKSHOPS
Regional collaboration is currently a popular buzz-phrase.  But what does it mean?  What would it look like in your region?  How would you go about making it happen?  Join the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities in a one-day facilitated workshop to address these questions.  Workshops will be held in:
Camrose, January 26 2016
Hanna, Edson, February 2016
Bonnyville, March 2016

For more information or to RSVP (at least 10 days before the event), please contact Trish at or 780-619-7545.
Beaver County Youth Engagement Project
The ACSRC, Viking/Beaver Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), Tofield FCSS and a number of Beaver County municipalities have partnered to propose regional programming that explores youth engagement, youth infrastructure and youth economic development in Beaver County.   As part of this project the ACSRC is hosting four asset mapping workshops with community members, service providers and businesses:
Tofield January 28th 2016
Holden: February 2 2016 
Viking: February 18 2016
Ryley: February 23 2016
RSVP at least 10 days before the event. 780 679 1672


In Augustana's Extended Education Sustainability 101 short courses, only 
a few spots remain in
 'Governance  for Sustainability'. 
Follow the link to register before 
sessions fill up!
          STATE OF RURAL CANADA                                  REPORT 

This report draws attention to rural challenges and opportunities.  It provides a source of information and acts as a platform for information sharing.
   READ FOR 15

Help Camrose record the most people reading for 15 minutes on January 27th!
Everybody reads something, and all reading matters.  

     THE WAY FORWARD:Envisioning Treaty Rights in Modern Resource Management
Examine the need and opportunity to incorporate treaty rights into Alberta's natural resource management approach, featuring perspectives from First Nations leaders, leading researchers, lawyers and government regulators.
 February 19-21 2016 in Camrose, AB, at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus.
It's time for the annual seasonal music webcast. It is the longest-running annual webcast of Christmas (and related) music in the Bay of Islands.  There are the usual favourites - klezmer carols, flamenco versions of channakuh songs, vigorous Christmas ditties sung (full-throated) by patrons of British pubs, carols played on power tools, and the many offerings from the Christmas CDs of pop stars on their way down.  
We hope you find our news and events as informative and engaging as we do. Please pass our newsletter along to anyone you think may be interested.

Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities  
Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities