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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June 5, 2020
The last time the team at Everything Olds gathered at the office in Uptowne, we asked ourselves… how can we best serve the community? The general consensus was that the best thing we could do was “keep the porch light on”, for the community as a whole. One place we know we can be of […]
May 20, 2020
90 Days of Positivity – Part 7
Here we are! Only 30 days remain! Have you been able to keep a positive mindset about life these past two months despite the obstacles? Now that summer feels like it is finally here, the last third of this exercise should be a BREEZE! Day 30: Reward Yourself. It’s the last month of this positivity […]
May 8, 2020
90 Days of Positivity – Part 6
Alberta has started to re-open. This is good news for many. Others are still fearful. Having spoken to several members of our business community, it is important for you to understand: EVERYONE is concerned, and has full intention to adhere to recommendations from their regulatory bodies, Alberta Health Services and government to put practices in […]
April 18, 2020
90 Days of Positivity – Part 4
One month down. Two to go. Hopefully by the time this little countdown ends, we will all be able to move about more freely than we are at the moment. I will admit to you… I have to dig some days to find that positive mindset. I too am prone to anxiety, fear, depression. But […]
May 28, 2020
90 Days of Positivity – Part 8
The last three weeks of our positivity posts are upon us. There have definitely been times – especially in recent days – when it has been a challenge to look up and maintain this positive mindset trend. But when we left the office in March, we vowed to continue “leaving the lights on for the […]
May 22, 2020
Tourism Week May 24-31
Tourism Week is May 24-31 across Canada. Travel Alberta is offering five virtual events to connect industry to the work that is being done around the province and in Canada to help navigate the way forward. FOUR CONNECTIONS LIVE WEBINARS Our weekly webinars deliver topics to help you tackle the business challenges resulting from COVID-19. This Tourism Week we are excited […]