Sustainability Resources

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Thursday, 22 October 2015 21:09

Central Mountainview Advisory Group

OUR MISSION

Community, energy industry and regulators working to share information, promote education and develop mutually beneficial plans for all stakeholders.

The Central Mountainview Advisory Group (CMAG) formed in April 2005 when coal bed methane activity arrived in the Olds area.  A group of landowners looking for more information met and decided to form a synergy group to work with industry and regulators (mainly the EUB) regarding ALL forms of energy activity in the area. CMAG continues to work with both energy companies undertaking both CBM and conventional oil and gas activity in the area.

Thursday, 22 October 2015 20:57

Fair Trade Olds

Olds is a Fair Trade Town, The first in Alberta designated by Fair Trade Canada and the Canadian Fair Trade Network.

We are pleased to present our conference as a Fair Trade Event.Fair trade ensures that people who produce many of the products we depend on, but cannot grow locally such as coffee, chocolate, tea, etc,work together in democratic cooperatives, earn living wages and realize gender equality.There is no child exploitation or child slavery, the environment is respected and communities enjoy healthy, locally determined economic and community development. For more information about fair trade and Fair Trade Town, Campus, School and Event programs check out:  www.fairtrade.ca and www.cftn.ca  

  Shop Local/ Buy Fair

          Look for this international gold standard mark on the products you purchase.

 

Thursday, 22 October 2015 16:02

Sky Fire Energy

SkyFire Energy is Western Canada’s leading solar contractor having installed approximately almost 50% of all grid tied solar in Alberta and BC. SkyFire has offices in both Edmonton and Calgary and since 2001, has designed and installed grid connected and off grid solar power systems throughout Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Northwest Territories, Yukon Territories and Nunavut. Our experience includes the design and installation of hundreds of residential and commercial systems including Alberta’s largest solar electric system, a 2MW installation near Bassano, AB.

Thursday, 22 October 2015 15:57

Canadian Fair Trade Network

 Olds is a Fair Trade Town, The first in Alberta designated by Fair Trade Canada and the Canadian Fair Trade Network.

We are pleased to present our conference as a Fair Trade Event.Fair trade ensures that people who produce many of the products we depend on, but cannot grow locally such as coffee, chocolate, tea, etc,work together in democratic cooperatives, earn living wages and realize gender equality.There is no child exploitation or child slavery, the environment is respected and communities enjoy healthy, locally determined economic and community development. For more information about fair trade and Fair Trade Town, Campus, School and Event programs check out:  www.fairtrade.ca and www.cftn.ca                                                               

  Shop Local/ Buy Fair

          Look for this international gold standard mark on the products you purchase.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 22:17

Central Alberta Access Prosperity

Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is a regional organization focused on transactional economic development and investment attraction for the Central Alberta region. Our goal is to assist Alberta companies to grow by connecting them to business opportunities around the globe, and to attract and facilitate inward investment into Alberta’s regional economy as an on on-the-ground support and connection point for interested investors/companies. We aim to be the connection point between investors, stakeholders and local companies in an effort to ensure a stream-lined process.

Our plan is to grow the regional economy by connecting local and international companies with both regional and international opportunities. We also work on a global scale with individuals and companies looking to invest in our region. Our one-stop-shop approach to providing information from over 40 communities provides a variety of prospects for investment.

We work on a variety of projects, but our key areas of interest are the manufacturing, energy, agriculture and logistics sectors. We work closely with key stakeholders such as the Government of Alberta to attend events such as this mission where we can connect one-on-one with interested investors and provide them with local knowledge and business opportunities from our region.

Looking to attract new investment to your community? Our rage of complimentary services for your communities, companies and site selectors making invest decisions include: Site selection assistance, Business-to-business matching, Information & Services, International Connections.

www.accessprosperity.ca

Central Alberta: Access Prosperity

Box 5005 100 College Blvd

Red Deer, Alberta

T4N 5H5

Canada

Sunday, 18 October 2015 19:01

ONET

 

Canada's first community owned Fibre-to-the-Premises network. O-NET offers Internet, Phone, and Television services exclusively to the community of Olds, AB. Visit: http://o-net.ca/ 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 13:08

Economic Developers of Alberta

Economic Developers of Alberta (EDA) is the leading organization for economic developers in the province of Alberta committed to advancing the economic development profession. 

EDA is a catalyst in supporting an effective, innovative and credentialed system of economic development practitioners who in turn inspire business and community vitality and growth in Alberta’s economy. 

As a non-profit organization, EDA provides resources, professional development training and certification, and networking opportunities for a membership base of nearly 300. EDA’s varied membership includes: elected officials; municipalities; towns; regions; tourism groups; financial institutions; Crown Corporations; businesses; chamber of commerce representatives; Regional Economic Development Authorities; Community Futures Development Corporations; federal, provincial, regional and municipal government agencies; students; NGO’s; and other groups and individuals that are either involved or interested in business development, tourism, investment attraction, community and/or economic development.

EDA has a vast and varied network. We connect our members locally, nationally and internationally. We have strong partnerships with our sister organizations in other provinces and territories, as well as formal alliances with the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in the United States. These relationships enable us offer a range of events, training courses and seminars throughout the year. Our annual conference enables almost 400 stakeholders to network with other economic development professionals, learn about new trends and advances in the field; hear best practices, and enhance their professional development. This year we had approximately 100 elected officials in attendance at the conference!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 13:06

Urban Matters

URBAN MATTERS: In March 2013, Urban Systems formed Urban Matters as a way to create significant, sustainable impact in communities through social enterprise. The collaborations and projects that fall under the Urban Matters umbrella allow us to bring social innovation into everything we do at Urban Systems. It gives us an opportunity to work with and support those who are already working to create change in communities; to develop knowledge from those with understanding and expertise around evolving needs and challenges. This innovative approach brings added value to the relationships we have with our clients and creates impactful solutions that are holistic, community-centric and go beyond just fulfilling project scope. www.urbanmatters.ca

 

 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 13:05

Urban Systems

URBAN SYSTEMS: Our approach at Urban Systems has always been and will always be focused on building vibrant communities; addressing needs of People, Environment, Place and Economy. This greater purpose married with our size, structure and inter-disciplinary approach allows us to have a deeper understanding and ability to shift quickly with the evolving needs of communities. We’re motivated to do more and be more for the communities in which we live and work in. The growing movement of social innovation has provided an opportunity for us to do just that, and in a way that provides deeper value for our clients, our communities and those who live within them. www.urbansystems.ca

 

 

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 16:08

Canadian Home Builders' Association

Canadian Home Builders’ Association - Calgary Region is a not-for-profit organization with a membership of more than 660 companies representing all facets of new home construction, from single and multi-family builders, renovators, and residential land developers, to trades, suppliers, and professional companies involved in some aspect of home building. As many as 52,300 people work in the residential construction industry in the city. 

 

Its vision: “We are the respected voice shaping the future of the home building industry.”