Success stories

Success Stories

Community Futures is pleased to showcase some of the many good news stories in rural Alberta. Everyday we help people like you start and grow successful small businesses.

Bashaw Aging in Place


Bashaw, AB


This was a 2006 Rural Community Ecomonic Development (RCED) Project for the creation of a feasibility study into the viabilty of constructing an 'Aging in Place' facility for seniors in Bashaw. After years of planning & developemnt, the partners were presented with an almost $4.5 million provincial Affordable Supportive Living Initiative matching grant, as well as awarded an addition $943,000 in top-up funding for the construction of Bashaw Meadows.

Construction commenced in fall 2011 & is scheduled to be completed in spring of 2013.

 

Central Alberta rural manuacturing cluster project video

Community Futures East Parkland
Central Alberta


Community Futures East Parkland partnered with the Central Alberta Rural Manufacturers Association (CARMA), for a two-year project to develop a rural manufacturing cluster in Central Alberta. The goal of the project was to grow the central Alberta manufacturing industry by enhancing business productivity, developing new products and developing new market opportunities.

Central Alberta Rural Manufacturing Cluster Project

Manufacturing Cluster Project

Central Alberta Rural Manufacturers Association
Red Deer


Project was awarded $120,900 in Rural Diversification Initiative (RDI) funding & $295,000 from the Rural Alberta Development Fund (RADF) for the development of manufacturing business clusters in Central Alberta. 

Community Futures East Parkland partnered with the already established Central Alberta Rural Manufactureres Association (CARMA) to achieve the project goals of expanding the manufacturing sector & diversifying Central Alberta.

Cluster development & educational opportunities have been pursued through networking events & workshops that bring industry appropriate information to the businesses.

Community Futures - Central Alberta Rural Manufacturer's Cluster Project

Evolving Community Speaker Series


Bashaw and Delburne, AB


Community Futures East Parkland partnered with the BoomTown Trail to assist with the development of the Evolving Community Speaker Series. The project was aimed at bringing high-level speaker/researches to small rural communities to lead presentations on key local topics(climate change, local ecomony and food, sustainable community), to spark community conversations among each other to discuss new sustainable ideas & issues important outside the community.

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Community Futures East Parkland
5020 - 50 Avenue
PO Box 250
Mirror, AB T0B 3C0

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Communities Served

Alder Flats, 
Alix, 
Ardley, 
Argentia Beach, 
Bashaw, 
Bawlf, 
Bentley, 
Big Valley, 
Birchcliff, 
Blackfalds, 
Bluffton, 
Botha, 
Buck Lake, 
Byemoor, 
Castor, 
Clive, 
Crestomere, 
Crystal Springs, 
Delburne, 
Donalda, 
Dorenlee, 
Duhamel, 
Edberg, 
Elnora, 
Endiang, 
Erskine, 
Falun, 
Fenn, 
Ferintosh, 
Fleet, 
Gadsby, 
Grandview, 
Gull Lake, 
Gwynne, 
Half Moon Bay, 
Halkirk, 
Haynes, 
Hoadley, 
Hobbema, 
Joffre, 
Kelsey, 
Lacombe, 
Leedale, 
Lousana, 
Ma-Me-O Beach, 
Meeting Creek, 
Millet, 
Mirror, 
Morningside, 
Mulhurst, 
Nevis, 
New Norway, 
Norris Beach, 
Parkland Beach, 
Pelican Point, 
Pine Lake, 
Pipestone, 
Ponoka, 
Poplar Bay, 
Red Willow, 
Rimbey, 
Rochon Sands, 
Rosalind, 
Silver Beach, 
Stettler, 
Sunbreaker Cove, 
Tees, 
Westerose, 
Wetaskiwin, 
White Sands, 
Winfield, 

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