ACSRC Monthly News
November 2016
Boom and Bust: A Guide Book Launch

December 2nd 2016 at 10am
Epp Room, Augustana Campus, University of Alberta

The authors gather to share their efforts to understand boom and bust cycles in western communities.  The authors will be available to answer questions regarding the research and possible ways forward for communities outlined within the book.  

AN ARMY OF PROBLEM SOLVERS: Reconciliation and the Solutions Economy

Author: Shaun Loney with Will Braun.

First Nations reconciliation has to include rebuilding local economies. Problem solvers such as social enterprises, social entrepreneurs and the small farm movement are demonstrating we can tackle society's most stubborn problems affordably. How do we reinvent government to make it all happen?

Webinar: Dec 7 2016

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION: The Wellbeing of Migrants

Philomena de Lima provides a contemporary understanding of migrants and migration processes and trends with a particular focus on issues related to the wellbeing of migrants and their access to services. The book will inform and educate social science students, policy-makers and those wrestling on a practical level with the implications of migration. .

INCLUSION WORKS- A Gathering of Changemakers

Engage in the Indigenous inclusion conversation with leaders and other like-minded changemakers at Inclusion Works '16! Introducing some of our program thought leaders! 
November 22 - 24 2016


The Ermineskin Jr/Sr High School Traditional Dance Theatre is a 45 minute, high octane presentation that entertains and educates the audience on the traditional song and dance of the Plains.  
Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
Augustana Campus,
Camrose, AB
November 22 2016
6:00 pm. 


Celebrate International Mountain Day on December 11, 2016 followed by a week of fantastic mountain events.

Upcoming Events and Activities
deadline Nov. 14 2016
The  International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is excited to announce the launch of an Alberta Chapter, as the second group of professionals representing
the organization in Canada. The launch event is being graciously hosted by the Calgary home grown  Village Brewery, our Premier Event Sponsor for ISSP Alberta.
Come out to meet your fellow sustainability professionals, connect and learn more about one of the fastest growing occupations in the world.
Dec.1, 2016 5:00 - 8:00 pm @ Village Brewery Taproom, Calgary, AB

Organizations in five rural communities are working with the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) as part of a strategy to build affordable housing for low-income and homeless citizens in rural Alberta.  The housing will be produced sustainably, with a primary focus on re-purposing steel shipping containers.

Alberta Environmental Services Network
Looking for information on training, technology, and resources related to supporting Indigenous involvement in the Environmental Services sector?  AESN was established to fulfill a community, government, and industry need for skilled people, available locally, to conduct environmental monitoring, wildlife surveys, traditional land use studies, vegetation management, climate change adaptation activities, and reclamation.
The Minister of Economic Development and Trade just announced the Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program.  This grant program can be applied for through two streams: the community economic development stream; and the regional economic development stream.
The CARES Program will have three grant application intake periods with the first one beginning on Oct. 1, 2016, and ending Nov. 30, 2016.

The Alberta Wood Waste Recycling Association, in partnership with BioAlberta and the CETC, are hosting panel discussions and a workshop that will explore both market opportunities for rural communities in bioindustrials and investment challenges that are limiting the growth of the Alberta Bioeconomy, Wood recycling industry.

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. 

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