UPCOMING EVENTS & PROGRAMS IN OUR REGION

The following is a list of our upcoming programs, events and training offers within our region. 

SPARK THE NORTH: LABOUR SOLUTIONS SUMMIT

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Ticketed Event

The "SPARK THE NORTH" - LABOUR SOLUTIONS SUMMIT will gather all municipal leaders, policy-makers, business executives, entrepreneurs, human resources, and recruitment experts from different industries to receive the proven solutions needed to attract top talents and enhance workforce development.

The Labour Solutions Summit will serve as a venue to engage participants with the speakers and exchange intelligence to identify the strategies for attracting & retaining a talented pool of employees in the Lesser Slave Lake Region.

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Keynote Speakers: 

Register online here.

 

What:

  • The summit can help your business identify the strategies for attracting & retaining a talented pool of employees.

Who Is This For:

  • You have a business registered in the Lesser Slave Lake region (See which communities this includes here)

  • Home-based or commercial / service businesses

When:

  • This in-person event takes place on May 26, 2022

Where:

  • Triangle Hall, High Prairie, Alberta (Directions)

  • Tickets: $43.45 (Meals Included)

Sign Up Today

Register for the event via Eventbrite here.

Link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/spark-the-north-labour-solutions-summit-tickets-297098358187

Have Questions?

 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our Office Manager Divine by phone or email listed below:

Phone: 1-780-849-3232

E-mail: adminLSL@albertacf.com

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LEMONADE DAY 2022

One amazing day that will ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in your child.

June 18, 2022

Our mission is to help today’s youth become the business leaders, social advocates, community volunteers, and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow...one lemonade stand at a time!
 

What is Lemonade Day?

 

Help us empower today’s youth to be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs!

Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches Alberta youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. Our local communities that are participating in our region include Canyon Creek, Widewater, and Slave Lake.

Lemonade Day is open to kids - from kindergarten to high school. Each child that registers attends Lemonade University where they receive a backpack with an Entrepreneur Workbook that teaches them the lessons of Lemonade Day like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem-solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. 

They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some.

If your child would like to participate in Lemonade Day and does not live in one of these towns, they are still welcome to participate, BUT they must set up their Lemonade Stand in one of the participating towns on Lemonade Day, June 18th, 2022.

How Does It Work?

  1. Register for Lemonade Day Northern Alberta HERE. Registration closes on June 01, 2022.

  2. Attend Lemonade University to learn business skills. This is a 2-hour FREE training camp for the kids on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 4:00 pm. Click here to learn more.

  3. Create your Lemonade recipe.

  4. Build your Lemonade Stand.

  5. Setup and Run your Lemonade Stand on Lemonade Day *June 18, 2022.*

  6. Celebrate your success

When & Where?

  • Lemonade University: Monday, May 30, 2022. From 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Hilda Eben Park. Click here to learn more.
     

  • Lemonade Day is Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This year children can set up their Lemonade Stands in our region's participating communities: Canyon Creek, Widewater, and Slave Lake.
     

Register:


Click here to Register

Have Questions?

 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our Programs Coordinator Joy by phone or email listed below: 

Phone: 1-780-849-3232

E-mail: programslsl@albertacf.com

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FREE DIGITAL ECONOMY PROGRAM

Starts on March 01, 2022, and runs for the year

The Digital Economy Program (DEP) is designed to help small businesses take their businesses online. This program, a partnership between Business Link and Digital Main Street, will help small businesses in Alberta undergo digital transformations and adopt eCommerce practices.  

 

What:

 

The program can help your business:

  • Reach new customers online

  • Develop a social media strategy

  • Search Engine Optimization support

  • Create & configure your website or online store

  • Streamline business processes with digital tools

  • Increase Sales 

The Digital Economy Program consists of two program opportunities:
 

  1. Digital Service Squads guiding businesses through digital transformation

  2. ShopHERE powered by Google helps businesses create and customize their online store.

 

Click here to learn more about the DEP and the programs.

You can also view the two individual programs opportunities on this page listed below.

Who Is This For:

  • You have a business registered in Alberta. 

  • Home-based or commercial / service businesses

  • You have 0-49 employees (Includes self-employed owners with no employees)

  • Non-profits, charitable trusts, and franchises are not eligible for this program. 

Have Questions?

 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our Office Manager Divine by phone or email listed below: 

Phone: 1-780-849-3232

E-mail: adminLSL@albertacf.com

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DIGITAL SERVICE SQUAD PROGRAM

Starts on March 01, 2022, and runs for the year

The Digital Service Squad (DSS) is part of the Digital Economy Program. The DSS is focused on providing 1-on-1 FREE local assistance for digital services to small businesses in any region of Alberta. This program can help you improve your ability to reach customers, increase sales, and elevate your business's eCommerce presence.

 

It will include training and advisory support towards digital strategy development, Google My Business assistance, social media posts, taking awesome pictures for your businesses, and more. Once you've applied and approved, your DSS services will be made available locally through our Community Futures Office. Apply online here.

 

What:

 

The program can help your business:

  • 1-on-1 Digital marketing transformation support and training

  • 1-on1 Free Coaching to reach new customers, build a loyal community, and increase your sales.

  • Social media and digital marketing strategy development

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) support and training

  • Google My Business set-up and management training

Who Is This For:

  • You have a business registered in Alberta. 

  • Home-based or commercial / service businesses

  • You have 0-49 employees (Includes self-employed owners with no employees)

  • Non-profits, charitable trusts, and franchises are not eligible for this program. 

When:

  • Starts March 01, 2022

Where:

  • Apply for the Digital Economy Program here. After you will be directed to register for an account and will be connected with your local Digital Service Squad here at our Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake Region office.

Sign Up Today

Register your business for FREE:

Link: https://digitalmainstreet.ca/business-account/registration/

Have Questions?

 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our Office Manager Divine by phone or email listed below: 

Phone: 1-780-849-3232

E-mail: adminLSL@albertacf.com

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ShopHERE POWERED BY GOOGLE PROGRAM

Starts on March 01, 2022, and runs for the year

The ShopHERE Powered By Google Program is part of the Digital Economy Program. The ShopHere program is focused on helping you create and customize your online store. An eCommerce coordinator will train you on how to manage and market your online store to make your online shop successful. This program can help you improve your ability to reach customers, increase sales, and elevate your business's eCommerce presence.

 

Once you've applied and been approved, you will be connected with your local eCommerce Coordinator through our Community Futures Office. Apply online here.

 

What:

 

The program can help your business:

  • 1-on-1 support with creating, customizing, and launching your online store

  • A FREE .CA domain registration

  • 1-on1 Free Coaching and training by an eCommerce coordinator on how to manage and market your online store to make your online shop successful.

  • And many more benefits listed here

Who Is This For:

  • You have a business registered in Alberta. 

  • Home-based or commercial / service businesses

  • You have 0-49 employees (Includes self-employed owners with no employees)

  • Non-profits, charitable trusts, and franchises are not eligible for this program. 

When:

  • Starts March 01, 2022

Where:

  • Apply for the Digital Economy Program here. After you will be directed to register for an account and will be connected with your local eCommerce Coordinator here at our Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake Region office.

Sign Up Today

Register your business for FREE:

Link: https://programs.digitalmainstreet.ca/shophere-signup-ab

Have Questions?

 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our Office Manager Divine by phone or email listed below: 

Phone: 1-780-849-3232

E-mail: adminLSL@albertacf.com

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LOVE LOCAL, SHOP LOCAL

Have your business listed for FREE in our new local business directory for our region!

 

Love Local, Shop Local directory will be supporting our local businesses, community, and economy by encouraging visits and shopping in our small businesses.

Each of the three largest communities in our region (Slave Lake, High Prairie, and Wabasca) will have its own small business directory and map on our website. This program is FREE for you! We are looking for small businesses to register with us for this program. There are some incentives that will be taking place which we announce in the near future.

How Does This Benefit Your Business?

  • A FREE social media post featuring your business on all of our channels including Facebook, Instagram, Google, LinkedIn, and Pinterest

  • A FREE local business directory listing to increase the visibility of your business. This adds to your online SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

  • You get FREE branded Love Local Shop Local shopping bags to give to customers!

  • Did we mention it's completely FREE?

How Does it Work?

  • Register your business for FREE by filling out the form linked on the button below or clicking here.

  • Your business will be added to our local map and shop local directory encouraging more customer visits

  • We make a FREE social media post featuring your business

  • The shopping bags will be distributed with information for customers on participating businesses

  • Other incentives to be announced

  • Celebrate more visits and customers!

Sign Up Today

Register your business for FREE by filling out the form linked on the button below or clicking here.

Have Questions?

 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our office by phone or email listed below: 

Phone: 1-780-849-3232

E-mail: cecLSL@albertacf.com

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