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Olds Institute: A History
The Institute was founded to provide the Olds community with economic, environmental, cultural, social and governance direction based on community consultation and collaboration ...
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Farewell & Hello to Doctors
May 21, 2014: The Wild Rose Medical Centre will be saying farewell to two physicians this fall and is actively recruiting new physicians to join our community.
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OI Report to the Community
April 9, 2014: The Olds Institute for Community & Regional Development held their Annual General Meeting at the Olds College Land Sciences Atrium on April 7th. Please click the link to see our Report to the Community.
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Celebrate Volunteerism!
March 17, 2014: Kick off National Volunteer Week by attending the 14th Annual Town of Olds Volunteer Appreciation Event on Friday, March 28th at the Cow Palace.
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National Doctors Day
March 17, 2014: The community of Olds and the surrounding region extend our sincere thanks to our local physicians for their dedication to the health care of our citizens.
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Media & Technology
Jan 24, 2014: A website that offers solutions for local governments has featured the Olds' Government partnership group O-NET and their offer of Internet download speeds of one gig per second.
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Olds Named Community of the Year
Nov 29, 2013: At the Central Alberta Economic Partnership's Achievement Awards the Town Of Olds and the Olds Institute were acknowledged as the Community of the Year for the collaborative efforts of their volunteers and the relationships developed between the Olds Institute's essential and associate members.
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Medical Positions Available
Nov 7, 2013: The Impact Analysis for Olds has been completed and we have received approval from AHS Central for new positions for practitioners in Olds.
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Olds State of Wellbeing
Sept 5, 2013: The purpose of the Town of Olds' State of Wellbeing Report is to provide citizens and decision makers with a comprehensive wellbeing assessment of the economic, social and environmental wellbeing conditions of the community. The Genuine Well-being model developed by Genuine Wealth Inc. combines objective (i.e. statistical) wellbeing indicators with subjective (i.e. perceptional) wellbeing indicators of the conditions of the communities five key assets: human, social, natural, built and financial or economic capital. The Genuine Wealth model is based on the science of wellbeing. The Genuine Wealth model was designed to measure what matters most to the wellbeing, quality of life and sustainability of a community.
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As reported by Emily Chung, CBC News
July 19, 2013: Small Alberta town gets massive 1,000 Mbps broadband boost. The Olds Institute managed to secure a $2.5 million grant from the Alberta government to plan its network and build a community facility at the library.
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Our Vision
We are an engaged community of visionaries building shared knowledge and capacity. Our Mission is to encourage, initiate, and facilitate community and economic development through the incorporation of ...
Business & Investment Attraction
The Business and Investment Attraction Committee is enthused about the possibilities for a hotel/convention centre in Olds. With a focus on business attraction, we hope to see real investment take place and deals made that bring new and growing companies to town.
Business Retention and Expansion
Uptowne Olds has made huge strides in a short period of time. From initiating an Historic Survey, to creating a new marketing and branding initiative, this group of energetic entrepreneurs has demonstrated how quickly things can move.
An extensive community consultation identified ICT connectivity to the SuperNet as being the critical issue necessary to make Olds a vibrant, sustainable entrepreneurial community with a quality of life that would retain and attract Alberta’s brightest.
Community Lifestyle
Physician Recruitment is a top priority for the Community Lifestyle Committee. With the competition to get doctors to rural centres more fierce than ever, the committee is turning to the community, and our doctors, for ideas.

Essential Members   >>   Town of Olds | Olds & District Chamber of Commerce | Olds College | Olds Regional Exhibition
Associate Members   >>   Chinook's Edge School Division | Mountain View County | Red Deer Catholic School Division
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