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Foundation Announces Summer Community Investment Recipients

The Board of Governors of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation recently approved $279,000 in community investment projects at their recent meeting on June 13th, 2014.

Alberta Real Estate Foundation teams up with Emerald Awards

The Alberta Real Estate Foundation (AREF) is partnering with the Alberta Emerald Awards to sponsor the Shared Footprints Award which celebrates excellence in land use.

The Foundation announces spring community investment recipients

The Board of Governors of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation recently approved $267,500 in community investment projects at their recent meeting on March 21st, 2014.

The Foundation welcomes Krista Bolton and Jamal Ramjohn to the Board

In January of 2014 the Foundation has gained two new Governors. The Foundation is pleased to welcome Krista and Jamal to the Board. Both new Governors will serve for 3 year terms.

2013 Annual Report now available

The Foundation has just released its 2013 Annual Report and Audited Financials. Highlights include stories of our grantees and projects we have funded, as well as key events and milestones made by the Foundation.

UNDERSTANDING SOLAR ENERGY IN ALBERTA

The Alberta Real Estate Foundation has recently partnered with The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, The City of Edmonton and The City of Grande Prairie to advance the understanding of solar electric systems in Alberta. Through a $38,000 contribution the AREF made possible construction of a solar photovoltaic test bed atop Grande Prairie city hall. This test bed will operate in tandem with a City of Edmonton sponsored system installed at NAIT’s main campus.

Gary Willson becomes Chair for Foundation

As of January 1st 2014, Gary Willson will take the reins from Jay Freeman to become the Alberta Real Estate Foundation's 12th Chair of the Board of Governors. Gary will serve a two year term as Chair of the Board. His experience in planning, industry and community and stakeholder engagement will bring much value and new ideas to the Foundation.

Conservation Caravan film now online

The Conservation Caravan highlights the “real life” on the prairie as it pertains to stewardship in ranching. Not often do urban consumers think about how grazers can be used as a tool to enhance biodiversity, maintain landscape health, care for wildlife, and help support a functioning prairie ecosystem.

Placemaking Issue by CURB Magazine

Placemaking has become a popular term in policy circles for making a city, region or community more inviting for residents and investment, both existing and prospective. In growing economies such as Alberta, placemaking can help balance growth pressures with liveability, in addition to attracting new talent.