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THE PATH TO RURAL RESILIENCE

Resilient Rurals consists of many components and deliverables, which we've outlined below. You can follow along with our progress—if you want more details or are interested in joining us, Get In Touch!

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Innovation
Still to come; our planning has brought up a number of innovative processes and ideas. We will share details as things progress.
50%
Regional Resilience Plan
A plan outlining the climate forecast of the region, identifying risks and opportunities and identifying actions for next steps.
95%
Implementation Plan
Tailored implementation to different municipal roles; we are working together to assess how programs and services will be impacted and define relevant actions.
Complete
Networking Plan
Reaching out to other small communities in Alberta and Canada to share in progress and innovation.
75%
Plan, Policy & Bylaw Review
Each community will perform an independent review process of plans, policies and bylaws to include resilience processes. Communities will share language and plan structures wherever possible.
75%
Resource Hub
A relevant one-stop-shop Resource Hub on the Resilient Rurals website for other communities to access.
Complete
Communications Toolkit
The communications toolkit will provide communities with the right tools to inform residents of risks and resilience actions, and allow them to communicate immediately in an emergency.
75%
Business Continuity Strategy
Maintaining critical operations and services to our residents. Ensuring back-ups, necessary access and having a plan in place for emergency.
Complete
Community Assessments
We are examining our human resources, financial resources, communications resources, infrastructure needs, disaster preparedness and readiness for business continuity.
Complete

About the Regional Resilience Plan

The Regional Resilience Plan is our final deliverable. From there we will decide as a group how to move forward and pool resources to address our shared risks. The plan will outline the climate forecast for our region, identify potential risks and opportunities and propose actions for the next steps.

Communication may be our communities' most powerful tool to build awareness, promote preparedness and create resilient futures. Communication will be a primary method of delivering the priorities and objectives of the Regional Resilience Plan. 

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Priority Areas

The regional plan will focus on three priority areas: Climate, Social, and Business Continuity.

Climate

  • Flooding

  • Icy and extreme cold conditions

  • Water supply shortage

  • Extreme windstorms

  • Wildfires

  • Difficulties seeding / harvesting crops

  • Air quality

  • Extreme heat

Social

  • Public preparedness

  • Mental Health

  • Support for vulnerable populations

  • Home insurance implications

  • Local crime reduction

Business Continuity

  • Municipal infrastructure inventory

  • Critical passwords safely accessible

  • Critical files scanned to digital formats

  • Critical maps digitized

  • Files and records back-up

  • Critical procedures mapped out