Business Development



On one of our community-oriented projects?

Labour and Business Needs Survey

DATE: March 2024

The CRDAC has successfully received a government grant to conduct a Labour and Business Needs Survey in the community of Conklin.

This survey will help our organization, government, and/or other agencies help understand and address employer needs, get a good understanding of current opportunities and challenges or barriers to employment for local residents.

The initiative will have two separate surveys:

Conklin Labour Force Survey – for Conklin residents over the age of 15.

Conklin Business Needs Survey – for businesses/industry in Conklin and surrounding area

The data from these surveys will create a baseline data for some of the following parameters:

  • Identify skills gaps/address skills shortages to allow for participation in the labour market.
  • Identify employer needs for attraction / retention of employees.
  • Gather statistics on unemployed/marginally employed Conklin residents.
  • Collect statistics to determine what skills and training is required to meet the employer needs.
  • Identify youth career pathways for the next 3-5 years in the community.
  • Identify external supports and programming to support training/employment/career development activities in community.
  • Use findings from survey to develop a strategy to address the most critical career and employment needs, with an action plan to address all priorities in the next 2 – 3 years.
  • Engage local businesses, industry, government and community in action planning exercise.

This initiative is supported by the Governments of Canada and Alberta through a grant.


Celebrating Local & Indigenous Artisans of Conklin

DATE: Ongoing

The Conklin Resource Development Advisory Committee (“CRDAC”) is looking to identify our local indigenous artisans of Conklin. If you are a member of the CRDAC and offer artisan type arts and crafts, we want to know and would love the opportunity to showcase this on our website. Here are some examples:

  • Bead work
  • Clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Furniture
  • Children’s face painting
  • Decorative artwork
  • Sculptures
  • Home-made spices or jam
  • Home-made baked goods
  • And more!

Calling all local and indigenous artisans!

email us today

Please include any and all details pertaining to what you offer and wish to showcase! Please include photos or links to your Facebook page or website. Once we identify who our local indigenous artisan’s are we would love to have the opportunity to feature you and your work on the CRDAC website!

We look forward to hearing from you and identifying all our local indigenous artisans.

Business Development Project

Business Development

DATE: Ongoing

The CRDAC seeks opportunities such as stakes in for-profit enterprises and participating in business ventures where we can add value. With the community being the ultimate and sole beneficiary of such enterprises, it adds tremendous value for our community including potential training and employment opportunities and a more sustainable economic environment.

Our organization thrives because of the many helping hands in our community. Do you want to get involved?