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Community Futures Yellowhead East  

Unit #1, 5023-50 Ave, Box 2185, Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1P8
780-706-3500

Our mission is to help communities thrive by supporting entrepreneurs from start up to success.

For over 30 years, we’ve been helping people just like you, turn business ideas into reality in rural Alberta. Our small business specialists connect you with the skills, financing and resources you need to succeed.

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Government of Alberta, Ministry of Labour  

#202 Midtown Mall, 5115 49 Street, Whitecourt, AB T7S 1N7
780-268-4756

Alberta has 21 workforce Consultant’s (WFC) regionally across the province. WFC’s initiatives, develops and maintains relationships with employers, employer organizations and community stakeholder groups with eh objective to encourage, support and facilitate the attraction, development and retention of Alberta’s workforce. The WFC establishes connections with various local Ministry’s and external colleagues in the Government of Alberta and other jurisdictions, to foster innovation and development of strategies and actions that address regional employer workforce issues and challenges. Direction of work is determined by needs and demands of the ever-changing regional labour market. The WFC’s primary clients are employers and regional employer associations/organizations. WFC’s work in collaboration with stakeholders, the variety and size of assignments varies. Exploring the needs and challenges of local business; understanding, interpreting and responding to provincial labour market issues in demanding labour markets and being versatile enough to respond to changing labour market conditions including helping support the continued employment of people being downsized/laid off. Working with stakeholders, WFCs identify regional labour market issues, create strategies and implement project based and individual employer focused solutions.

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McElhanney Land Surveys Ltd.  

#3, 3370 33 Street, Whitecourt, AB T7S 1X4
780-778-5559

Business Description: Established in 1910. McElhanney Geomatics Engineering Ltd. is an employee-owned company that provides surveying, engineering and mapping services. We have 10+ locations across Western Canada, and specialty satellite offices in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador to service the transportation & transit, cities & communities, and energy & resource sectors. We operate locally in the communities where we live and work and share staff resources from across our company.

At McElhanney, we work closely with our clients and partners and take on their challenges like they’re our own. Our clients choose us because of our commitment to safety and quality service, because our relationships are rooted in trust, and because our capable teams have the excitement and skill to tackle challenging problems.

Before breaking ground on a new build, buying property or beginning an addition, you’ll need to be sure of where your property begins and ends. Our area of service includes for the municipal, construction and resource sectors: Legal Subdivision Plans, Descriptive Plans, Consolidation Plans, Road Plans, Property Lines, Plot Plans, Grade Plans, Real Property Reports, Stake Outs, Lease Plans, Disposition Plans, Right of Way Plans, Pile Layout, Building Stakeout, Topographic Surveys, As-Built Surveys, Volume Surveys.

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The Community Lunch Box Society  

4904 - 52 Avenue, Box 726, Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1N7
780-778-8252

The Community Lunch Box Society is a non-profit, all inclusive, volunteer run society that currently serves the community of Whitecourt. Our initiatives fall into four categories as follows; creating a cleaner, greener community; helping individuals with disabilities find meaningful part time employment; providing inclusive volunteer opportunities; and helping kids learn on a full stomach. Our organization is made up of 125 good hearted volunteers, community members, schools, businesses and a board of directors that work together to create positive initiatives in our community.

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Whitecourt & District Public Library  

5201 49 Street, Whitecourt, Alberta T7S 1N3
780-778-2900

At the Whitecourt & District Public Library, we have something for everyone: storytime and activities for toddlers/kids; teen programming; computer and cell phone training; book clubs; second language learning opportunities; movie screenings; art and music and so much more!

Everyone, without exception, is welcome at the Whitecourt Library. No membership is needed to come in and use the public computers or access the Wi-Fi. Whitecourt and Woodlands residents can visit us and apply for a free membership which gives you borrowing privileges within our local collection, as well as library collections across Alberta through the Provincial Inter-Library Loan System.

With over 50,000 items in our local physical collection, Library members have immediate access to a wide selection of books (both paper and audio), CDs, DVDs, video games, magazines, and newspapers. Log into our website and you gain access to library collections across the province, as well as electronic resources including databases, streaming audio and video content, and ebooks.

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