Slave Lake Economic Development
Slave Lake Economic Development (SLED) is a department of the Town of Slave Lake managed by a dedicated, relationship-focused team. SLED is responsible for providing an integrated approach to economic growth, developing and sharing a consistent and compelling regional message in market, and working to support and align the efforts of the region’s economic development entities through strategic partnerships and collaboration to deliver tangible results and impact for Slave Lake. SLED works in three key focus areas: (1) Attracting business, investment, and labour; (2) Strengthen and support local business; (3) Driving tourism through the attraction of visitors.
Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce
The Slave Lake and District Chamber of Commerce is the advocate for business in the Slave Lake area. It is part of a robust business community that extends regionally, provincially, and nationally within the Chamber Network. For more than 35 years, they have contributed to ambitious, foundational projects that have helped build and shape Slave Lake and area into the region it is today. It’s business members, who employ more than 2,000 people, represent small, medium, and large businesses, and every sector of the economy from heavy industry and manufacturing to retail and non-profit organizations. They are unwavering in their commitment to use its powerful voice to champion Slave Lake and the entire region as a great place to live, work, and do business.
Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers (GPCN)
Created by the Edmonton Immigrant Services Association (EISA) and the Centre d'Accueil et d'Établissement du Nord de l'Alberta (CAE) the Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers delivers settlement services in Grande Prairie in both English and French. The centre has been operating since July 2011 and has eleven full-time staff along with many volunteers from diverse backgrounds. Its mission is to welcome newcomers and assist them in their settlement and integration in Grande Prairie and the surrounding areas. Through various funding stream from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Government of Alberta, GPCN supports a growing number of permanent residents, temporary residents, and Naturalized Canadians who have language and cultural barriers to successfully settle and become contributing members of Canadian society.
Slave Lake Family and Community Support Services
Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is a partnership between the Province, municipalities, and Métis Settlements that develops locally driven preventive social initiatives to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. They do this by offering a combination of organized programs and services, as well as, providing grants to eligible groups to become FCSS funded agencies. Provincially, the FCSS Program receives its mandate from the FCSS Act and regulations pursuant to that Act. Its vision is one of Alberta’s diverse people building strong communities through positive, caring interaction and mutual respect.