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Guide Self-Location Guide

Indigenous-based methods are about how you can approach your work with a relational lens. To incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing and being into RECOVER, we try to centre intentional relationship-ing. This means it is important to become conscious of how…

September 15, 2021
Article Publication The Case for Healthy Places

The Case for Healthy Places is a free report of peer-reviewed research on healthy placemaking initiatives that offers evidence-based guidance, recommendations, and case studies for health institutions, community organizations, and other partners.  Produced with generous support from Kaiser Permanente and Anne T.…

September 15, 2021
Article Publication Mental Health & Well-being – Considerations for the built environment

This report discusses several elements of the built environment that can impact mental health and wellbeing. The "built environment" refers to the human-made or modified physical surroundings in which we live, work, and play. Although the built environment may not…

September 15, 2021
Article Social Determinants of Mental Health

This resource developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health helps increase understanding of how the physical and social environments impact the mental health of individuals and populations, as well as the roots of positive mental health promotion. …

February 27, 2020
General Communities in Full Color

Communities in Full Colour is a community-investment that gives back to the places Co-op calls home. This paint donation program is designates to provide local community organizations with free paint to be used towards local community improvements. Information Application

January 20, 2020
Article Digging the Dirt

This article describes a documentary produced in Alberta that explores the culture of men repressing their feelings and the risk of closeting emotions. Alberta is home to a lot of male-dominated industries like farming, oil and gas and construction, which…

November 25, 2019
Survey Rural Crime Engagement

Several communities have approached ARDN to discuss the issue of rural crime. It appears crime has been increasing along with a lack of police presence and resources to tackle these issues. Furthermore, with Minister of Justice Doug Schweitzer currently touring…

October 8, 2019
Guide Step-by-Step Guide to Estimating Homelessness

This guide is a cost-conscious, cost-efficient, and reliable method for rural communities looking to obtain and/or improve local data on homelessness and service needs within the community.

October 4, 2019
Website The Do More Agriculture Foundation

Do More Ag is a non-profit that focuses on mental health in agriculture. They focus on bringing awareness, creating community and supporting research in the field.  mental health resources blog

April 29, 2019
Learning/ Training Website ARPA Online Benefits Hub

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association manages the Benefit Hub, which is an online database of research and resources organized around four main categories including personal benefits, social benefits, economic benefits and environmental benefits.  On the online hub, you are able…

February 6, 2019