Strategies & Actions Theme 2: Education & Wellness

Strategy 4: Develop a post-secondary institution in Hinton.
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
2.4.1 Develop a physical campus in Hinton that delivers accredited post-secondary education and training and attracts learners from within and beyond the community.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners, including:
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
High
2.4.2 Create partnerships with education providers who coordinate programming, identify potential enhancements and champion the establishment of a post-secondary institution.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Campus Alberta
Alberta Health Services
High
2.4.3 Promote and foster the mindset that post-secondary learning benefits employers (e.g., industry, business and service organizations).
Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce
Multiple Partners, including:
Campus Alberta host- Norquest College
Alberta Health Services
Medium

Strategy 5: Provide a variety of lifelong learning opportunities to address the diverse needs of the community.
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
2.5.1 Identify and foster mentoring programs and practical experiences that encourage lifelong learning.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Campus Alberta
Medium
2.5.2 Identify and expand programs that serve, support and promote the community and region as a centre for post-secondary and lifelong learning.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners, including:
Campus Alberta
Hinton Adult Learning Society
Medium
2.5.3 Define and enhance the roles and responsibilities of all partners in community based learning (e.g., parents, teachers, academic institutions and media) to ensure the effectiveness of the learning and the accountability of all partners.
Lead Facilitator to be
confirmed.
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Campus Alberta
Multiple Partners, including:
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Campus Alberta
Medium

2.5.4 Create and promote a culture that values education and lifelong learning in the community and region.
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed.
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Multiple Partners, including:
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Campus Alberta
Medium
2.5.5 Develop and promote programs and services that support positive values-based parenting and strong family ties.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners
Medium

Strategy 6: Support local school divisions in providing quality preschool and K-12 education.
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
2.6.1 Through partnerships, develop innovative, quality, creative and inclusive learning opportunities for K-12 students. (“Quality” is defined by parent and stakeholder input.)
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed.
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Multiple Partners, including:
Evergreen Catholic School Division
Medium

Strategy 7: Continue to develop the Hinton Community as a socially diverse and inclusive community that cares.
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
2.7.1 Develop social housing facilities, including special needs housing, group homes, transition-from-emergency housing, subsidized housing and student housing.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners
Medium
2.7.2 Develop a long-term care facility so seniors with medical needs can continue to live in Hinton.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners, including:
Alberta Health Services
Campus Alberta
High
2.7.3 Develop a multi-service activity centre for seniors. The centre provides services such as volunteer coordination, social and recreational activities and information.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium
2.7.4 Promote volunteerism (e.g., by widely communicating details about specific volunteer opportunities).
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium
2.7.5 Develop recreational properties specifically for active seniors.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners, including:
Town of Hinton
Low
2.7.6 Provide a variety of housing options and service supports, including a homemaker program, so seniors can age in place.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners, including:
Town of Hinton
 High
2.7.7 Assess and respond to the changing housing demands and needs within the community to ensure availability and variety of market housing.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
Medium
2.7.8 Through partnerships, develop more diversified childcare facilities in the community.
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed.
Multiple Partners
Medium

Strategy 8: Develop a safe and healthy community that promotes positive, constructive lifestyle choices.
Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
2.8.1 Develop services and programs that promote, educate and encourage healthy lifestyle choices for all ages.
Town of Hinton
Multiple Partners
High
2.8.2 Create safe communities by using environmental design practices that promote social interaction and community vigilance.
Town of Hinton
Town of Hinton
High
2.8.3 Improve and expand current intervention programs and services.
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed.
Multiple Partners
Medium

Strategy 9: Develop the community as a regional education and health care hub.
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Actions
Facilitating Partner(s)
Implementing Partner(s)
Priority
2.9.1 Develop Hinton as a centre of excellence for medical research and procedures to attract medical tourism.
Town of Hinton*
Multiple Partners
Medium
2.9.2 Create a health care support network with the aim of diversifying local health care choices to include holistic options.
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed*
Multiple Partners
Medium
2.9.3 Encourage private sector and industry investment in education.
Hinton and District Chamber of Commerce
Multiple Partners
Low
2.9.4 Attract investment for a youth recovery and detox centre.
Lead Facilitator to be confirmed*
Multiple Partners
Medium

Legend
Facilitating Partner(s ): bring together the implementing partners, who initiate action. Where “Lead Facilitator to be confirmed ” has been identified – the Lead Facilitator will be determined through the implementation. Implementing Partner(s): responsible for initiating, managing, and reporting on actions. Where “Multiple Partners” has been identified a number of organizations will be required to complete this action. It will be the Facilitating Partner who will look to engage the organizations required to implement the action. Named partner(s): is an organization that has committed to participating in achieving that action and are identified in addition to “Multiple Partners”. Priority: the community ranked the importance of the actions.