Programs: ACE Communities
(Concluded in 2012)
ACE Communities – Active, Creative and Engaged Communities – was an initiative of the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association designed to get more people, more active, more often.
We know that recreation, parks, arts, culture and heritage significantly improve the well-being of Albertans and the development of healthy, vital communities. What wasn’t always as clear is how to ensure these potential benefits are implemented and maximized.
Thanks to the Rural Alberta’s Development Fund, EnCana, Cenovous, CanWest Media and other corporate sponsors, ACE Communities was created, investing time and energy to learn how to strengthen community leadership.
So what are ACE Communities? Active, creative and engaged communities are those that have high levels of active involvement, creativity, social capital and social cohesion. They are communities that contribute to the creation of places, spaces, connections, and a culture that enables wide participation. The result? Communities that are productive, healthy, resilient, and innovative.
Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation
ACE 'Diversity Friendly' Communities
Rocky Mountain House
ARPA proudly recognizes the support of Cenovus Energy, Encana Corporation, and the Rural Alberta's Development Fund for the ACE Communities initiative.