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Alberta HUB 2018 InnoTech Alberta Field Day Invitation

posted June 24, 2018

Please review the attached information and forward on to those you feel will find it of value.

Join some of the province’s leading agricultural researchers in Vegreville on Thursday, July 26, 2018 for a Field Day.

You will learn about some of the exciting, potentially game-changing work we are doing on behalf of Albertans and have opportunities to discuss your challenges with us over delicious beef-on-a-bun.

Details are in the attached invitation (click here).  We look forward to seeing you!
Thank you!
Chariti Sawchuk
Admin Assistant, Ecosystems & Plant Sciences
TEL: 780.632.8618
chariti.sawchuk@innotechalberta.ca
Hwy 16A-75th Street
Vegreville, Alberta
Canada  T9C 1T4
InnoTechAlberta.ca

Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell
www.albertahub.com


The Mètis Nation of Alberta is inviting and encouraging sub-contractors and tradespeople from Smoky Lake Region…

posted June 23, 2018

The following is an email dated June 21 sent from Shaun Green of RCDC in Smoky Lake region:

Hi everyone,  

The Mètis Nation of Alberta is inviting and encouraging sub-contractors and tradespeople from Smoky Lake Region to apply with contractors and be a part of their Project: the Mètis Crossing Cultural Gathering Centre.  This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of this awesome project and contribute to the greater Reconciliation efforts with indigenous peoples occurring across the Nation.   

 The project design goals were to create dynamic spaces for authentic experiences with a south facing deck and transition space for indoor/outdoor programming.  The river run stone fireplace with be a highlight to gather around and host jigs while viewing travelling museum showcases.  It will also contain an open Mètis Kitchen and gathering space.  It has been designed to maximize operational and energy efficiencies.  I have attached a few images from the architect to visualize what it will potentially look like.  

 Please find a list of Scope of Work items from the Project and feel free to contact me if you’d like more information on the project and.or contact info for the invited General Contractors.

 SCOPE OF WORK:

  • ​Concrete
  • Metals
  • Wood, Plastics, Composites
  • Thermal and Moisture Protection
  • Opening
  • Finishes
  • Specialties
  • Food Service Equipment
  • Furnishings
  • Special Construction (Fabricated Structures)
  • Mechanical
  • Fire Suppression
  • Plumbing
  • Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC
  • Electrical
  • Communications
  • Electronic Safety and Security
  • Earthwork
  • Exterior Improvements
  • Utilities

Thank you – have a great day! 

Shaun

cc.  Jordan Ruegg, Planning & Development Manager, Smoky Lake County

Shaun Green
Smoky Lake Region – Economic Development
(c) 780.271.1111


Alberta HUB Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program | Alberta.ca

posted June 20, 2018

Below is information on the above mentioned funding opportunity.
I hope you find this of value.

Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell
www.albertahub.com

https://www.alberta.ca/investing-canada-infrastructure-program.aspx

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program

Organizations can apply for funding to support infrastructure projects that build prosperous communities and transition to a clean economy.

Pages in this section:

Overview

The governments of Canada and Alberta are working together to make long-term infrastructure investments that will create economic growth, sustain well-paying jobs, build inclusive communities and support a low carbon, green economy – leading to a higher quality of life for all Canadians.

Through the federal government’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan, Alberta will receive $3.39 billion over the next 10 years. These projects will be cost-shared with the Alberta government, municipalities and other partners.

Funding streams

Eligible organizations can apply for funding under the following streams.


Alberta HUB  –  RMA  Scholarship opportunity

posted May 8, 2018

Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Post-Secondary Scholarship Program

The RMA Scholarship Program is designed to encourage young rural Albertans to pursue further education, and thereby enhance the ability of these young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities in subsequent years. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to one successful applicant from each of the five districts.
Learn more…

Thanks to Soren Odegard Chair of Alberta HUB for sending this along.

Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell
www.albertahub.com


Alberta HUB  Information  Cannabis | AGLC

posted March 10

Below is a link to the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission website providing information on Cannabis.

I hope you find it of value……………………………

Please click this link ……..   https://aglc.ca/cannabis

Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell
www.albertahub.com


Alberta HUB Federal Funding Program Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities: BioHeat, Demonstration & Deployment Program Streams

posted February 28th, 2018

Below is a link to a Federal Funding program based on the above mentioned subject………………….

Excerpts:

This program is seeking proposals to reduce the reliance of rural and remote communities on diesel fuel for heat and power.

Program streams:

BioHeat to reduce fossil fuel use through the installation, retrofit or investigation into the feasibility of biomass heating or combined heat and power systems for community and/or industrial applications.

Innovative demonstrations to reduce diesel use through the validation of novel renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, and smart-grid technologies and applications.

Deployment of renewable energy technologies for electricity including hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, and bioenergy. Heat may also be produced, but the primary purpose of the project must be electricity production.

There is a separate call for preliminary proposals for Capacity-Building Activities to support development and delivery of knowledge and skills in an effort to reduce diesel dependency that go beyond a specific project.. https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/science/programs-funding/20477

Please click this link for all the details…………………….

https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/science/programs-funding/19791?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=greeninfrastructure&utm_content=off_diesel

Sincerely,

Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell


Alberta HUB   EATC Local to Global Forum – Registration is open  Draft Agenda

posted January 31, 2018

I have attached a copy of the draft agenda for the Local to Global Forum coming up in Vermilion March 7, 8 and 9th.
The forum begins the evening of Wednesday March 7 with a reception at the Pomeroy Hotel and we are waiting
For final confirmation that Minister Bilous will be attending.

This forum is a major event for the Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor initiative a joint partnership between Alberta HUB,
BRAED and PEP (3 regional economic development alliances of eastern Alberta).

The major topics covered include transportation, broadband, renewable energy, agriculture and economic development.
I am very happy to say we have 4 Assistant Deputy Ministers presenting:
ADM Stephen Bull Service Alberta on Broadband development  Rural Focus
ADM Ranjit Tharamalingam Alberta Transportation
ADM Michele Evans Economic Development and Trade
ADM Matthew Machielse  Trade and Investment Attraction Division.

Please review the draft agenda and keep in mind it is subject to change.

Registration is open for the Local to Global Forum coming up in Vermilion March 7, 8 and 9th.

Join Economic Development Practitioners, Government Partners, Educational Institutions, and the Business Community for the full conference to participate in focused dialogue with senior government representatives and our dynamic roster of presenters from across North America.  Come learn about Transportation & Infrastructure Developments, Pipeline Updates, New Opportunities in Value-Added Agriculture, Renewable Energy Development, Export Development …and MORE!!

Please click this link to register……….   https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/local-to-global-forum-tickets-42199874962

More information will be forwarded as it becomes available.

Please let me know if you have any questions and forward on to those you feel will find this of value.

Sincerely,

Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715  cell
www.albertahub.com


 

Alberta HUB Information – Tourism Entrepreneurship Start-Up Seminar (TESS)

posted January 25

The Tourism Entrepreneurship Start-up Seminar (TESS) is a one-day free seminar taking place in various municipalities across Alberta. TESS is designed to assist start-up tourism entrepreneurs and businesses (from concept to about two years in business) access information and resources to help increase the likelihood of a successful start-up tourism business.

A TESS is coming up on February 7, 2018 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm at Rural Alberta Business Centre 5412 55th St, Unit A (Next to Boom Radio) Cold Lake, AB

 Please click this link for more information and to register……………………..

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tourism-entreprenurship-start-up-seminar-tess-2018-tickets-40717910366

 Please click SELECT A DATE to register

 Please forward on to those you feel will find this of value.


 

Alberta HUB Internet Related Community Projects CIRA Community Investment Program

posted January 12, 2018

Below is a link to a funding program pertaining to the above mentioned subject.

Excerpt:

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, through this grant program, will make strategic investments in Internet related community projects consistent with CIRA’s Strategic Plan. In addition, the projects selected will need to demonstrate their ability to support one of the fundamental tenets of the organization, which is to develop, carry out and/or support any other Internet-related activities in Canada.

This link takes you directly to the funding application on CIRA’s website………………….

https://cira.ca/community-investment-program/community-investment-program-application-guidelines

Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715 cell
www.albertahub.com
Follow AlbertaHUB Twitter @AlbertaHUB


Alberta HUB Volunteer & Board Leadership 1 Day Learning Event, St. Paul, Feb. 10, 2018

posted January 12, 2018

Please review the information below and forward onto those you feel will find this of value.

Volunteer & Board Leadership 1 Day Learning Event
This day-long learning event will provide you with training to help you further your work as an organization, volunteer or board member.

Saturday, February 10, 2018
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
St. Paul Recreation Centre, 5310 48 Ave, St. Paul, Alberta

$25.00 per person, includes lunch

Sessions include:
• Community Capitals: Impacts in your Community
• Core Grant Writing Skills
• Board Member Roles & Responsibilities
• Changing our Thinking on Volunteer Recruitment & Retention
• Tools & Techniques to Manage the Work of the Board
• Conflict of Interest / Ethics
• Mastering Meetings

Thank you to the Town of St. Paul FCSS for hosting this exceptional training experience! Sessions are delivered by Alberta Culture and Tourism.

Please share and forward this information to area volunteers and organizations as well as anyone who may be interested in attending.
To register or for more information contact Town of St. Paul FCSS at 780-645-5311 or visit http://www.stpaulfcss.ca

Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715 cell
www.albertahub.com
Follow AlbertaHUB Twitter @AlbertaHUB


Alberta HUB Emerging Technologies Workshop Cold Lake January

posted January 12, 2018
GO Productivity and the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council, invite you to attend the Emerging Technologies Workshop on Tuesday January 23, 2018 in Cold Lake. We want to share insights and gather information on the Alberta SME level of awareness, concern, adoption/adaption business planning and new skills planning for the impacts of emerging technologies.

Please click this for the details and to register in the various locations.

Poster

Forward on to those you feel will find this workshop of value.
Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715 cell
www.albertahub.com
Follow AlbertaHUB Twitter @AlbertaHUB


Alberta HUB     Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

posted January 12, 2018

Below is a link to funding information on the above mentioned subject…………..
Excerpts:
The Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative will help fund internships for post-secondary graduates and high school students working in the agriculture industry. These internships would include activities or projects that benefit the environment.
Funding is available through the following two streams:

Green Farms Stream: Farm operators could receive up to a maximum of $10,000 per youth intern, 30 years old or younger, including high school students to implement projects that are environmentally beneficial.

Green Internships Stream: Employers in the agricultural sector but not directly on farm could receive up to a maximum of $16,000 per post-secondary graduate intern to undertake environmental activities, services or research that will benefit the agriculture sector.

Please click this link for the details……………
http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/programs-and-services/list-of-programs-and-services/agricultural-youth-green-jobs-initiative/?id=1459879253586

Please forward on to those you feel will find this of value.
Sincerely,
Bob Bezpalko
Executive Director
Northeast Alberta Information HUB
1-780-614-3715 cell
www.albertahub.com
Follow AlbertaHUB Twitter @AlbertaHUB


Alberta HUB Information Funding: Canada Summer Jobs – Apply – Canada.ca

Posted December 23, 2017

The following funding program is now open for applications, Deadline February 2, 2018.

Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) is an initiative of the Summer Work Experience program. It provides wage subsidies to employers to create employment for secondary and post-secondary students. Again this year, Canada Summer Jobs welcomes applications from small businesses, not-for-profit employers, public sector and faith-based organizations that provide quality summer jobs for students.
CSJ provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

Please click this link for all the details………………………….
https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/canada-summer-jobs/apply.html


13 Ways to Kill your community Doug Griffiths

Are you concerned about the future of our rural communities?

Want to be a part of supporting your community to be more prosperous, active and engaged? 

For more information on Doug Griffiths and a taste of his presentation check out www.13ways.ca

 “Our community’s success will be determined more by its people and their determination to succeed than anything else”

 


Community Futures Network of Alberta launched new program for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

“The Community Futures Network of Alberta have launched a new program funded by Service Canada (part of the Opportunities Fund) that has been designed to help rural entrepreneurs with disabilities get started in business. We have named the program “Elevate”, but it is housed within our Alberta Entrepreneurs with Disabilities platform of programs. ”

Participation in this program is for persons with disabilities from age 15 and up. Eligibility criteria for the new Elevate program is as follows:

  • – Participants MUST be EI ineligible
  • – self-disclosed disability (no medical proof required)
  • – working less than 20 hours a week; or
  • – facing imminent layoff; or
  • – leaving current occupation due to medical reasons

There is a potential of $13,500 in funding available to each participant in this program that includes adaptive technology, disability supports, dependant care, travel, training, business coaching, living allowance, and bookkeeping/admin services. We have 40 spots open in Alberta and we will be doing client intakes only until September of 2017, so we do have a limited window of opportunity for participant enrolment.

Community Futures has 27 offices delivering this program that are strategically located in rural Alberta and we provide service to more than 800 Alberta communities. If you feel that any of the clients in your network may benefit from this program, please feel free to contact us if you would like more information on this, or any of the Community Futures’ programs.

Community Futures Alberta Website: www.albertacf.com
Community Futures Alberta EDP Webpage: www.albertacf-edp.com