If you live somewhere other than one of the sixteen cities in the province you could be considered a rural Albertan, and the following resources may be of particular interest to you. Topics include farm concerns, regional statistics, family violence, charities, crime prevention and hunting/fishing.
Gathered on this page are resources that were developed with you in mind. But there may be general resources that are also appropriate.
The Agency protects consumers by contributing to food safety, the protection of plants and the health of animals in Canada. Food safety and consumer protection are essential to the health of Canadians. Inspection and verification of importers and exporters enhance the level of confidence in agricultural inputs, animal and plant health and food safety, elements essential to marketplace confidence. The legislative authorities provide health, social and economic benefits for all Canadians.
Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is a federal Crown Corporation, reporting to Parliament through the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.
In February 2002, the Department of Justice Canada contracted with the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research to develop an inventory of strategies and methods used in sharing family violence law information with people living in rural areas. The inventory categorizes the various methods and makes recommendations regarding most promising practices. Ultimately this inventory is intended to serve as a blueprint for agencies that deliver family violence information in rural areas. This PDF (59 pages, 2002) is available for free download.
The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) coordinates a national approach to advance farm animal care and welfare in Canada. They bring together diverse stakeholders to: develop Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals, create a process for the development of animal care assessment programs, and provide a forum for open dialogue on farm animal welfare.