The ACSRC and the Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research (ICCER) partnered to present networking events in multiple locations across Northern Alberta (Fort McMurray – May 10 & 11, 2011, Grande Prairie – May 17, 2011, and Slave Lake – April 3, 2012). These events brought together local post-secondary institutions (Keyano College, Northern Lakes College, and Grande Prairie Regional College), ICCER and its affiliated organizations (including the University of Alberta and NorQuest College), and the ACSRC together to discuss issues related to continuing care with local community groups. These events assisted the
ACSRC and ICCER in reaching out to the larger community and helped to identify gaps in the rural regions and to link the rural communities and post-secondary institutions with researchers and educators from elsewhere. The networking also gave the ACSRC the opportunity to extend its mandate, which includes research, education, knowledge transfer and collaboration with rural communities, on the ground in northern Alberta, and to foster collaboration of faculty from both the University of Alberta and NorQuest College within the broader principals and contexts of social justice, community engagement, deliberative and evidence-based decision-making and practice, the social determinants of health and integrated public policy and programming that contributes to the sustainability, resilience and quality of life in rural Albertan communities.
Support for this project is being provided by The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN).
Continuing Care Networking Event - Fort McMurray
Continuing Care Networking Event - Grande Prairie
Continuing Care Networking Event - Slave Lake