University of Lethbridge

Housing development is a $10 billion industry in Alberta. However, it may be curtailed by lack of water needed to service new residential communities. This study explores the challenges and solutions to acquiring water for housing development and the secondary impact a decline in the industry could have on the real estate market.

Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development

Over the next 15 years, wind capacity in Alberta will roughly quadruple, with the provincial goal of 30% renewable electricity by 2030. While wind is a cleaner source of electricity, some residents have concerns about the impact on vistas, property values, and local and migratory species. These concerns are best mitigated proactively by adhering to best practices for wind development. The purpose of this project is to highlight best practices that empower and benefit stakeholders as well as minimize the impact on the ecosystem, and to build a framework that will enable  development of responsible and socially acceptable wind projects in Alberta.

The Natural Step

The Energy Futures Lab (EFL) is an Alberta-based collaboration for tackling the interconnected issues of climate change, energy security, and sustainable development today in order to build the foundation for Alberta’s future prosperity. The convening question for the EFL is: How can Alberta’s leadership position in today’s energy system serve as a platform for the transition to the energy system that the future requires of us? We are requesting funding to develop and implement the public engagement stream of the EFL, which will use a community innovation approach to engage more than 100,000 Albertans, including real estate stakeholders, in dialogue, learning and action about energy transition in the province.

Capital Region Housing Foundation (HOME Program)

The MOVE Forward Program encompasses education, counselling and advocacy, and referral to service providers to assist and support individuals to become successful, stable tenants/renters. Program components include 12 hours of in-class education deigned to create a personalized plan for stable housing; improve an individual’s communication skills, and create a workable household budget that makes rent a priority. The core of the program is the education component of six 120 minute sessions delivered by a team of specialized facilitators and community experts.

Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS)

The AAMA is made up of ten ALUS communities, led by ALUS in partnership with municipalities. These programs are changing private land and conservation dynamics in several ways: they incentivize conservation activities on agricultural land by paying for ecosystem services; they build ownership over conservation and community support (each community forms a Partnership Advisory Committee made up of farmers, municipal officials, realtors, watershed based conservation groups, etc.); and they achieve measurable, verified conservation.

 

Alberta Rural Development Network

There is an acute shortage of affordable housing in many rural Alberta communities. ARDN will work with several rural communities to start addressing this issue by conducting affordable housing needs assessments and feasibility studies in a coordinated and cost effective manner, and create and share a model of best practices.

 

Accessible Housing

Accessible U is an information hub about accessibility, especially in residential environments. Meeting information needs for Albertans experiencing mobility barriers, Accessible U is committed to making relevant, understandable information readily available to everyone. We’re creating a space to inform and empower people, creating a more accessible Alberta.

Alberta Real Estate Foundation

Organisation Description Amount
Alberta Emerald Foundation Emerald Awards Advertising Agreement with Avenue Magazine and Venture Magazine. $5000
Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta Sponsored the World of Choices Career Forum 2016. $5000
Calgary Real Estate Board High River DRP Sponsorship. $4500
Red Deer County Sponsored the Green Acreages, Stewardship for Small Acreages workshops. $5000
Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance Sponsored the Advancing EE in Alberta conference. $2500
Alberta Real Estate Association Sponsored a leadership conference. $2500
Center for Public Legal Education CPLEA additional support. $5000
d.talks Sponsored d.talk’s suburban renewal and growth event. $3500
Battle River Alliance for Economic Development Sponsored the Local to Global – Eastern Alberta Trade Corridor Forum. $3000
Wildsight Assisted Stewards of Lac La Biche Watershed build local capacity in Alberta. $4500
Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) Sponsored the Connections Conference 2016. $2500
Strathcona County Sponsored the Antler Lake Stewardship Committee’s report on the Antler Lake Hamlet. $1000
University of Calgary – Haskayne School of Business Sponsored the Westman Centre’s Housing Affordability Workshops. $2700
Leduc Nisku Economic Development Association Sponsored the Leduc Regional Real Estate Forum. $1500
Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow Sponsored conference on Smart Energy Communities, Infrastructure and Climate Leadership. $5000
imagiNation 150 Sponsored imagiNation 150 (i150) conversations in rural Alberta. $5000
Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society Reprint of the Friends of Fish Creek Map. $1602.96
104th Street Steering Committee Supported official opening of the Michael Phair Park. $197.04
TOTAL: $60,000