ARDN Spring 2020 Webinar Registration
The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) is hosting four free webinars! Every two weeks this spring, join us from the comfort of your home for an interactive presentations on rural homelessness, affordable housing, and tips and tricks for grant applications. Due to the unfortunate events from COVID-19, the need for housing and addressing homelessness will increase. ARDN wants you to take a proactive approach and prepare now to ensure you are able to successfully respond to the growing need once social distancing measures can be lifted. Questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions? Email
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We're sorry you missed it! THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020 @ 11:00 A.M - 12:00 PM MDT - The Hidden Reality of Rural Homelessness *
Learn how to understand homelessness and housing instability in rural areas, straight from the expert: ARDN’s own Director of Research and Programs, Scott Travis. The second edition of ARDN’s Step-by-Step Guide to Estimating Rural Homelessness is your key to finding the hidden realities about housing needs in your community. The methodology is designed specifically to unravel the complex dimensions of homelessness and housing instability in rural areas. Rural community leaders and service providers are often met with disbelief when raising concerns about homelessness due to the lack of tangible data on this population. Understanding the need will enable groups to advocate for the policies, resources, and funding needed to address rural homelessness.
We're sorry you missed it! WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2020 @ 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. MDT - A Primer to Affordable Housing development *
Learn the ins-and-outs of building affordable housing in your community. It all starts with a vision followed by planning, execution and operation. We will walk you through our federally funded “Step-By-Step Guide to Developing Affordable Housing” that has been developed in collaboration with experts from across Canada. The guide offers a roadmap to affordable housing development and can be easily applied in any community across Canada. This presentation will give you a primer in affordable housing development where you will learn about: Initial project conception, preliminary planning process, potential funding venues and next steps for you.
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2020 @ 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. MDT - An Introduction to the Psychology of Aesthetics *
Get acquainted with ARDN’s newest guide, The Psychology of Aesthetics, with one of its authors, Scott Travis. This publication outlines how architecture and interior design can impact the wellbeing of occupants. Specifically targeted at the design of affordable housing, this webinar will present the most cost-effective and impactful strategies that research has shown to improve the mental well-being of residents, from paint choices to biophilic design.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2020 @ 11:00 A.M. - 12 P.M. MDT - Practical Grant Writing: Strategies for Efficiency and Success *
Grant writing can be challenging, time-consuming, and intimidating - we get it! Join us to discover how you can streamline your grant writing process, and tackle each step efficiently and successfully. From first setting eyes on the application, to developing your project concept & proposal, creating an accurate budget, and gathering all the required attachments, ARDN has practical tips to help save you time and equip you for success. Not only have we been applying for grants for the past 10 years, but we’ve also been reviewing applications for funding that we administer, and we want to share our experience and strategies with you.This information-packed webinar is primarily designed for non-profits & charities with varied levels of grant writing experience. However, the content is certainly applicable to any other type of organization.
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