Programs: ACE Communities

Overview

(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.

ACE Communities

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation
Calling Lake
Camrose
Chestermere
Cold Lake
Cooking Lake
Didsbury
Drayton Valley
Eckville
Entwistle
High Level
Hinton
Innisfail
Irricana
Killam
Kitscoty
Leduc County
Lethbridge
Longview
Nanton
Okotoks
Olds
Paddle Prairie
Sangudo
Sylvan Lake
Trochu
Vulcan
Wainwright
Whitecourt
Wood Buffalo

ACE 'Diversity Friendly' Communities

Carstairs
Grande Cache
Jasper
Rocky Mountain House

Learnings Report

Download the ACE Communities Learning Report

Program Sponsors

ARPA proudly recognizes the support of Cenovus Energy, Encana Corporation, and the Rural Alberta's Development Fund for the ACE Communities initiative.