ACSRC Monthly News
December 2017

Global Perspectives on Programmatic Solutions to Bridging the Digital Divide
This past September, Director Lars Hallstrom and 
    research assistant Madison Pearson attended the 
    Different By Design Conference in Nelson, BC.  There 
    they presented their most recent findings from their rural 
    broadband project.  Their presentation is available below.
    *note, a preview is not available, press the download  
    button for the presentation.

Education and Training Opportunities
Sustainability 101: Governance for Sustainability 
January 10, 2018. Athabasca County, AB
Examine the key challenges of decision-making, engagement, policy-making, and planning for sustainability faced by rural governments, and  
governance, in the 21st century.

   Part of the Sustainability 101: Certificate in Rural           
   Sustainability series of one-day, open enrollment short   

Certificate in Advanced Municipal Leadership

February 2018. Camrose, AB

In response to the recent municipal election and the proclamation of changes to the Municipal Governance Act, U of A - Augustana Campus in Camrose has
expanded its professional development offerings to 
   strengthen leadership in local government.
   Developed and delivered by Doug Griffiths, former      
   Minister of Municipal Affairs and best-selling author of 13 
   Ways to Kill Your Community, the Advanced Municipal 
   Leadership program has been created exclusively for 
   mayors, reeves, councilors and municipal staff, to assist 
   with changes relevant to rural communities.

First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training

Jan 24 to 25 2018. Edmonton, Alberta

With support from the Government of Alberta and Status of Women Canada the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) developed First Responder to Sexual Assault and Abuse Training™. This training is intended to build the capacity of professionals, paraprofessionals and community members to assess and respond effectively to disclosures of sexual assault   
   and sexual abuse.

Research Projects

Boundaries and Consent Survey
The Lloydminster Sexual Assault and Information Centre (LSAIC) has been the recipient of a grant from the Canada Post Community Foundation. This grant is giving LSAIC the opportunity to research and develop a Teaching Consent Workshop! 

The research team is conducting a survey to gather relevant statistics and information, allowing LSAIC to tailor program development to needs being shown. They would appreciate your participation in the below survey.

The Boundaries and Consent Survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete 19 questions.

Books and Other Resources

Traversing Terrain and Experience Atlas
This is no ordinary atlas; this is a compilation of stories, art, photography, geography, and interesting facts that make our home unique.  It blends the science with the social, it reflects on how the land has shaped us, and how we have shaped the land. It expands our understanding of place, as it takes you through the story of a landscape 
    rich in history, culture, resources, and inspiration.

Funding Opportunities

Status of Women Community Grant program
Enhancement and Innovation Grants 

The Alberta Status of Women Grant Program provides funds to not-for-profit and charitable organizations.  The funds are for projects and activities that improve the lives of women and girls in Alberta and relate to one or more of the priority areas of Status of Women:
  • increasing women's economic security
  • increasing women in leadership and democratic participation
  • preventing and responding to gender-based violence
Calendar of Events
For upcoming events, conferences and workshops visit the events calendar on the ACSRC website.  This calendar holds events offered by the ACSRC and other organizations with a common goal of sustainable rural communities.
Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities