Join the WC, Wheatland County's Community and Development Services department, in conversations related to living and investing in the Wheatland County region east of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Find out why the WC values its brand of Infinite Landscapes - Infinite Possibilities!
WC Conversations - Alberta Labour and Immigration Programs Overview with Carolyn Melnyk
Carolyn Melnyk, a Workforce Consultant with Alberta Labour and Immigration, joins Patrick Earl, Jamie Kramble of Wheatland County and Wendy Gerbrandt of Community Futures. Carolyn talks about the Alberta Jobs Now Program, Canada-Alberta Jobs Grant, and Critical Worker Benefit on this WC Conversation.
For more information on the programs discussed, see the links below.
Alberta Jobs Now Program
Canada-Alberta Job Grant
Phone: 780-638-9424 (in Edmonton)
Toll free: 1-855-638-9424
Critical Worker Benefit
Carolyn can be contacted at Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
WC Conversations LIVE - Mastering Recovery with Wendy Gerbrandt of Community Futures
Community Futures Wild Rose (CFWR), in response to the Business Retention and Expansion COVID-19 Survey in 2020, is pleased to launch marketing and wellness recovery programs and services for businesses and entrepreneurs in response to COVID-19.
The Mastering Your Recovery initiative is a two-part series that will provide businesses with access to specialized supports to identify challenges and develop actionable strategies in areas of marketing and wellness. Entrepreneurs who register into the program(s) will be assessed and provided a recommended path to assist them in overcoming challenges about marketing, business development and wellness.
CFWR recognizes that all businesses have been impacted at varying degrees, and therefore the Marketing Series will be offering a tiered approach to its program offerings. Businesses who have experienced challenges with their digital presence, marketing strategies, pivoting, customer base, sales and distribution channels, customer service, etc., will be eligible to receive support to assist in developing an actionable marketing strategy, access to training, and/or business counselling supports. We will customize the series to best suit the needs of the business.
The Wellness and Resiliency Series will provide entrepreneurs who are struggling with stress, fatigue, loss of sleep and other physical symptoms as well difficulties managing day-to-day activities will benefit from the group workshop. Entrepreneurs will learn to develop a self-care plan to build resiliency and have a renewed energy to lead their organization to success. The wellness series will provide access to a one-day workshop and to a coach to develop a wellness plan to assist entrepreneurs with their recovery.
Wendy Gerbrandt, Community Economic Development Officer, Community Futures Wild Rose, states, “Our marketing and wellness programs will assist entrepreneurs in their resiliency and recovery efforts. Businesses who have been struggling with marketing and wellness and are requiring supports to develop a clear vision and path forward will benefit from our series.”
The Mastering Your Recovery Series will be open for registration beginning June 1 through to July 5, 2021. We will begin the intake process immediately as entrepreneurs enroll so as not to delay the supports so desperately needed.
The Mastering Your Recovery project is available to businesses within the Community Futures Wild Rose region. The project will conclude on December 31, 2021. This project is supported by: Western Economic Diversification Canada, Community Futures Wild Rose, the Town of Strathmore, Kneehill County and the Village of Acme.
The project has been supported by: Village of Linden, Town of Three Hills, Three Hills District and Chamber of Commerce, Wheatland County and our media sponsor 104.5 More Country. Mastering Your Recovery has secured Strong Coffee Marketing and Excello as our program delivery agents. Community Futures Wild Rose will also offer business counselling services.
To register and for more information, please visit or contact:
Wendy Gerbrandt, Community Economic Development Officer Community Futures Wild Rose
403.934.8888 ext. 3
WC Conversations LIVE - with guest Wendy Gerbrandt talking about succession planning
Wendy Gerbrandt, Community Economic Development Officer with Community Futures Wild Rose discusses the importance of succession planning for your business and ways to go about getting support for your business.
The Community Futures Wild Rose based in Strathmore, Alberta and serves a number of communities east of Calgary within Wheatland County, Kneehill County, Bassano and the eastern portion of Rocky View County. Community Futures Wild Rose is a community-driven, non-profit organization staffed by business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. They provide a wide range of small business services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business. They also run a number of specialized business programs, organize exciting business events and actively work with community and business leaders to foster rural economic growth.
Funded in Western Canada by Western Economic Diversification Canada, Community Futures has been supporting small business and rural economic diversification since 1986. There are 27 Community Futures offices in rural communities throughout Alberta and a total of 269 across the country.
WC Conversations with Matt Boscariol, GM of Community & Development Services
Learn more about what the WC brand is all about and why we use it within Wheatland County! Patrick Earl, Economic Development Officer has a conversation with Matt Boscariol, General Manager of Community & Development Services. The discussion ranges from topics on all the high-level activities within the department and how the team works to provide services to the County and drive investment attraction to Wheatland.
WC Conversation - with guest Tam Andersen of Prairie Gardens
Tam Andersen, owner of Prairie Gardens near Bon Accord, Alberta discusses how she grew her agritourism business from a straw u-pick to one of Alberta's largest agritourism experiences. She talks about her CSA program, greenhouses and her creative adapting during the pandemic. www.prairiegardens.org
WC Conversation - with guest Heather Dougall with Royal LePage Benchmark discussing residential and industrial opportunities in Wheatland
Jamie Kramble, Investment Attraction Specialist and Patrick Earl, Economic Development Officer with Wheatland County talk with Heather about land opportunities around the west side of Wheatland County related to residential and industrial opportunities.