Creating Rural Connections 2015

Creating Rural Connections 2015

Creating Rural Connections

Through Research

Reflecting on Rural Homelessness in Alberta and how we Understand it
Dr. Yale D. Belanger,
University of Lethbridge

Dr. Yale D. Belanger is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge. Dr. Belanger sits as a Regional Advisory Board member with the Alberta Rural Development Network’s (ARDN) Homelessness Partnering Strategy, is a member of the Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN), an editorial board member for the Australia Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), and is a former member of the Alberta Homelessness Research Consortium (AHRC). He is currently preparing a book exploring Aboriginal housing policy in Canada and completing research in Fort Macleod exploring the impact of housing risk and homelessness.


Why Homelessness matters to your Community
Doug Griffiths, 13 Ways Inc.

Doug is currently taking some time to consider all the options available as he finishes his Executive MBA from the University of Alberta. In the meantime, he is the owner of a consulting firm, 13 Ways Inc, which uses as its foundation, 13 Ways to Kill Your Community, a Canadian bestselling book he wrote on how attitude manifests itself in behaviours that can have an unforeseen and unrealized consequence on the success of any community, organization, or business. Doug does presentations and consultations to assist business, communities, and organizations change their fortunes across North America. There are more books to come . . .

Doug’s previous experience includes serving for 4 terms (13 years) as the MLA for Battle River - Wainwright, where I also served in two senior (Municipal Affairs and Service Alberta) and three junior (Solicitor General, Agriculture, Finance) Cabinet portfolios, as well as Treasury Board, Agenda and Priorities, and Operations Executive Committees. Doug has an Hnrs BA Philosophy and B.Ed Degrees and grew up on a ranch outside of a small town in rural Alberta.



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