ARDN projects with the greatest community impact are those that are built around community needs and that have local champions. Our community-focused "facilitator" approach identifies and connects appropriate parties and applies research results to rural issues, resulting in community-based actions and solutions.
Our goal is to strengthen our focus as a provincial connector by increasing our efforts to engage new communities that might benefit from working with us. We also want to increase the number of organizations and partners we work with, so that rural Alberta can better benefit from our collective efforts. This narrows ARDN’s focus to options to create strategic choices that will lead to stronger rural communities in Alberta.