What is the Rural Development Network (RDN)?

RDN is a not-for-profit group that helps rural communities fill gaps in community social development by offering services on a cost-recovery basis. Our work also includes advocacy on broader issues and amplifying the collective voice of rural communities.

  • We equip you with the tools, information, and expertise needed to jumpstart projects identified by your community.
  • We help you identify and access funding to support projects.
  • We help you obtain, retain, and improve the skills, equipment, and other resources needed for the project to be self-sufficient and sustainable, or, in other words, build capacity.

Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Medal Nomination

 In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne as Queen of Canada, the Rural Development Network has been invited to select 5 nominees to receive the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal.

  • We are currently seeking nominations for the Platinum Jubilee Medal. The Medal program recognizes outstanding service from Albertans who have dedicated themselves to family, community, and country. Nominees should be leaders in their communities, have made a significant impact on the local level and come from across Alberta. To nominate a person, please fill out the nomination form below.


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Partners & Funders

RDN deeply appreciates the support we receive from our partners, funders, and collaborators.