ACSRC Monthly News
January 2017
Education and Training Opportunities

THE RURAL ALBERTA INNOVATION AND LEARNING COMMONS RETURNS!

In 2015, the ACSRC in partnership with ATCO hosted the Rural Alberta Innovation and Learning Commons.  This October, RAIL returns with the strong support of ATCO. Be sure to save the date, October 6th through 8th as the RAIL Commons is hosted at Olds College.  Planning has begun so check the RAIL website for details.  Sponsorship opportunities are available!


Sustainability 101 in your community!

After several successful deliveries of our popular Sustainability 101: Economics & Sustainability
course in Lacombe County and Drayton Valley, we're ready to officially 'extend' our AEE professional development programs to your communities.


CREATIVE LEADERSHIP THROUGH ARTS: Leadership & Playfulness

Every leader is an artist. Great leaders and great artists share many of the same attributes; they innovate, they motivate, they challenge, they excite, they create a sense of shared experience and community.  Attend this course to combine arts to your leadership style.

FARM TRANSITION WORKSHOP

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) is sponsoring two day interactive farm transition workshops at various locations this winter.

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RURAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE: 101 Ideas for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
The 101 Ideas for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a research project  designed to collect and share stories of  innovators and entrepreneurs from rural  communities across Canada. 
 

Books and Other Resources
ACSRC Report: Municipal Governance Reform and Land-use Planning in Alberta

This report identifies potential issues and gaps within Alberta's current land-use governance structure that could impact achieving the priorities outlined in the Land-use Framework and the implementation of the 7 regional plans. Two perspectives on the LUF and municipalities are also identified. 

13 Ways to Kill your Community

13 Ways to Kill Your Community offers practical, implementable steps that can be taken to bring a moribund community back to life. This book delivers what it promises, and it does so with wit and warmth.

FARM WORKERS IN WESTERN CANADA

In nine essays, contributors look at the origins, work conditions, and precarious lives of farm workers in terms of larger historical forces such as colonialism, land rights, and racism. 

THE ALBERTA BROADBAND TOOLKIT

Understanding Community Broadband: The Community Broadband Toolkit has been designed for use by Alberta communities to assist in developing broadband solutions. The toolkit is organized into three general sections - learning about broadband, thinking about broadband, and planning broadband. The toolkit also contains case examples of broadband solutions from communities across the province. 

Events and Conferences
BENTLEY LECTURE IN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 

Dr. Fran Walley, Associate Dean Academic, Professor of Soil Science, College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan presents Teaching Sustainable Agriculture at an Environmental Tipping Point: Is the Sky Falling?

January 26 2017
3:00 pm



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