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September 14, 2011
Knowledge Connector Launch!

Join the Knowledge Connector as they connect Alberta’s rural nonprofit organizations to learning and professional leadership like never before. Starting September 19th use the online A.S.K Assessment to determine what Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge would personally benefit you and your organization to help make you...

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August 11, 2011
Small Business Resources Centres Set to Open Across Rural Alberta

The Government of Alberta is launching a three-year pilot project that will open eight small business resource centres across Rural Alberta. The first Rural Alberta Business Centre will be located in Slave Lake. To promote small business development, the centres will offer small business information...

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August 10, 2011
New Program Links Students to Companies for Research Placements

Connect Canada is a new internship program that links graduate students to Canadian companies for research placements. Regardless of the issue, the sector or the location, Connect Canada internships can help companies find a cost-effective solution developed by highly skilled graduate students under...

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July 28, 2011
Providing a Holistic Approach to Learning

Creating Home – Reclaiming the Self: A Holistic Journey to Community Wellness, led by the Blue Quills First Nations College (BQFNC), recently received more than $1.6 million in funding from Rural Alberta Development Fund Board of Directors. The money will go towards implementing a...

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July 26, 2011
Regional Investment Attraction Project Completed

Community Futures Rural Diversification Initiative Invests $178,000 to Increase Foreign Direct Investment in Central Alberta Community Futures Central Alberta and Red Deer Regional Economic Development (RDRED) recently completed a regional investment attraction project funded through the Community Futures Rural Diversification Initiative (RDI). The...

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July 20, 2011
ARDN Executive Director Elected as Director of Ag and Food Council Board

ARDN’s executive director, Dee Ann Benard, was recently elected to a three-year term as a director for the Agriculture and Food Council’s Board of Directors. "The Agriculture and Food Council (AFC) has recently restructured and is in the process of re-positioning itself...

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July 18, 2011
Now, even more ways to connect with ARDN!

You can now find ARDN on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Flickr – giving you more ways to connect with us. By joining us on these networks, you will be among the first to know about ARDN initiatives, projects, and events as well as other rural...

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June 24, 2011
ARDN Key Contact Appointed BC’s New Chief Electoral Officer

Political science professor at the University of Calgary (U of C) and ARDN’s key contact to the Banff Centre, Keith Archer has been named British Columbia’s new chief electoral officer. “I am absolutely delighted to have received the nomination,” says Keith, whose appointment was...

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June 10, 2011
ARDN Board Member Gerry Paradis Earns ACCC Leadership Award

ARDN would like to announce that the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) recently honoured Gerry Paradis, Associate Vice President at Red Deer College (RDC), with the Leadership Excellence Silver Award. Gerry’s extraordinary leadership abilities have been appreciated by ARDN staff and members...

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June 9, 2011
ARDN Board Member, Jason Dewling, Becomes Vice President, Academic and Research at Olds College

ARDN is pleased to announce that Jason Dewling will become the new Vice President, Academic and Research of Olds College on July 4, 2011. “We are excited to see someone like Jason, so involved with ARDN, moving into this new role,” says ARDN’s...

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