UNLEASHING LOCAL CAPITAL IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A SECOND ROUND OF PILOT COMMUNITIES. The Unleashing Local Capital project will empower communities to invest locally, direct their own economic development and reduce dependency on government supports by directing outward-bound investments towards local businesses, keeping local capital flowing through local communities. This project will educate rural communities on the community investment model while assisting in establishing an Opportunity Development Co-operative – a co-op that pools and manages capital raised from local investors, which is then invested in local businesses.
ARDN, with the guidance of the Regional Advisory Board (RAB), is currently accepting funding applications from organizations interested in obtaining financial assistance to meet the needs of homeless and at-risk people living in rural and remote areas in the province of Alberta. Due March 15/13
HANDS UP for Health and Physical Literacy is a three-part illustrated video series that will engage children and youth in physical and health literacy.
The multisectoral Healthy Kids Panel was asked for advice on the best way to meet that target. The panel listened to parents and other caregivers, youth and experts in the field and reviewed the literature and strategies in Ontario and other jurisdictions.
For the second year, Parks Canada and its partners, Nature Canada, Historica-Dominion Institute and Canadian Geographic Education, have launched the Canada's Coolest School Trip contest, which is part of the My Parks Pass program.
Check out this video on the State Farm Grant for $25,000!
Nominations are now being accepted for the Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards. The call for nominations is open between December 20th, 2012 and March 1st, 2013. The awards recognize achievements in a wide range of volunteer activity, including individual volunteers or groups of volunteers who give of their time, energy and expertise, businesses whose commitment to social responsibility strengthens the communities in which their employees live, and not-for-profit organizations whose innovative approaches to volunteerism make a difference every day in the lives of Canadians.
Registration is open for the 2013 Alberta Provincial Edition of Communities in Bloom. Registration fees (population based) remain unchanged, and the submission deadline is March 31, 2013.
Check out this latest addition of the LIN News e-bulletin for info on After school and Active Transportation resources.
The Concise Report on the survey includes an infographic, an executive summary, and recommendations. The reports outlines survey methods and discusses factors influencing leisure-time physical activity, and predictors of physical activity. The survey also asked Albertans about walking for leisure, transportation and work.