RADF Investment: $313,313
Other Investment: $586,442
Total Investment: $899,755
Project Period: June 2009–August 2013
This non-denominational program uses online tools and the under-utilized infrastructure and capacity of rural churches as a basis for training local citizens in peer mentorship, crisis intervention, and economic development. This leadership training program is specifically tailored for rural communities with populations under 10,000. A parallel program is operating in Saskatchewan with the support of Saskatchewan investors. The Rural Alberta Development Fund's investment launched the program in Alberta through local community organizations in Camrose, Millet, New Brigden, Oyen, and Wainwright.
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: