As a community-minded organization, every decision we make is motivated by the well-being of our communities. We run programs to help Albertans thrive in the communities where they live, work, learn and play. Through these programs, we work to ensure more Albertans can access the supports they need to live well. Because living well goes hand-in-hand with living your best life.
Building spaces for active living
In 2013, we recognized that many communities don’t have access to places to live an active lifestyle. Built Together (previously known as the Healthy Communities Grant program), was created to help Albertans build places to be active in their communities. Whether it be a skate park, playground, outdoor gym or sports court, we’re helping Albertans—young and old—get and stay healthy on their own terms.
Removing financial barriers to education
Post-secondary education opens doors to young Albertans to lead better lives. For this reason, we’re committed to easing some of the financial barriers for students in Alberta. Through our scholarship programs, we support students at post-secondary institutions across the province and through our scholarships for Indigenous students, we support recent high school graduates and mature Indigenous students to pursue further education.
COVID Community Roots Program
The pandemic had a devastating impact on communities across the province. To support services in rural and remote communities, we launched our COVID Community Roots Program to provide grants of up to $5,000 for grassroots, community-led initiatives serving vulnerable populations during the pandemic. We partnered with the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association and Communities ChooseWell to support the social, mental, emotional and physical well-being of communities across Alberta.