RADF Investment: $4.5 million
Other Investment: $1,807,167
Total Investment: $6,307,167
Project Period: June 2008–May 2012
This unique initiative improves the quality of life in rural Alberta by strengthening community leadership, collaboration, and innovation in recreation, parks, culture, heritage, and the arts. Rural residents are helped with resources, training, and coaching to recognize local community assets and maximize potential benefits. A fundamental element of this three-year endeavour will be to nurture and encourage existing, emerging, and next generation leaders to implement innovations that will lead to more active and creative communities. Twenty communities are participating in the first leg of what is expected to become a permanent program.
Expected Outcomes and Benefits
All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits: