As a non-profit community and economic development organization, The Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development is owned by the community and driven by volunteers. Also known as the Olds Institute, we leverage the resources in the community by empowering volunteers to build the innovative and entrepreneurial community for which Olds has become famous. Olds residents have opted to pitch in and support the initiatives that enhance the community and improve our quality of life.
Help raise our barn, and we will help raise yours.
Together, we accomplish more.
“We do not wait and wonder what life would be like if opportunity presented itself. The Olds Institute empowers the community to make good things happen.”Learn about OI >
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January 6, 2020
2020 Entrepreneur Events
The new year is starting strong with several webinars, tutorials, hands-on workshops and the Power UP! conference coming in March! Here’s a review of what’s scheduled so far. Everything Olds Entrepreneurship Centre Power UP! Alberta Entrepreneurs Conference: March 25, 2020 If you take 30 linear steps, each one a metre long, you will travel 30 […]
December 6, 2019
Where should we eat?
We have such a great selection of restaurants, markets and cafés in Olds, and when we have people from near and far stop in to ask about the community, they will often ask, “Where’s a good place to eat?” So we decided to capture the Best Eats in Olds into a small booklet – complete […]
December 20, 2019
Fair Trade Olds makes a splash in its 10th Year
10TH ANNIVERSARY CONTINUES AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN 2020 (OLDS, Alberta – December 20, 2019) When Olds Institute formed the Fair Trade Olds committee, it likely didn’t imagine the visibility it would have gained for the community a decade later.