Information and articles for today's innovative and dynamic Rural Electrification Associations
It’s that time of year again! Check the schedule and mark your calendars for the AFREA Fall District Meetings.
Businesses rooted in their community, democratically run, socially responsible to people and principles - cooperatives offer consumers an alternative to profit driven business.
Celebrate 2013 Co-op Week and show your community why your co-op is a better way.
Fall Gold in Alberta - in the trees, in the fields, in our hearts... as we celebrate family and thankfulness. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. (Photo (c) Linda J. Pedley)
Our 7th Annual Federation co-sponsored Charity Golf Classic - another success. Together with the Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops, we helped raise another $26,000 in donations for the MS Society - NWT - AB Division. Thank you for your support!!
Members, industry, and stakeholder representatives tee up with directors and staff again on Thursday, August 15th at Goose Hummock.
The Rural Electric Program, which began in 1947, is a cost-sharing program which helps defray the high cost of electrical service to farmers. Effective June 2013, responsibility for administration of this program for all Alberta applications was transferred to the AFREA. See the NEWS tab on the left side of our web site. Documents (program details and application forms) will be uploaded in the near future - for more information contact our office.
(Photo by Linda J. Pedley - AFREA)
National Day of Mourning
(Workers' Memorial Day-April 28)
Commemorating workers whose lives have been lost or injured in the workplace.
The numbers are staggering. In 2011, 919* workplace deaths were recorded in Canada - a decrease from 1,014 the previous year. This represents more than 2.6 deaths every single day.
April is safe dig month - read more:
UPDATE: JANUARY 30TH 2013
The Federal Government released its response to the recommentions made by the Special Committee on Cooperatives : STATUS OF COOPERATIVES IN CANADA
The Government addressed 8 recommendations proposed in the Committee's report.