The EQUS Community Connections is proud to be teaming up with McMan Youth, Family and Community Services to bring a series of rural mental health workshops to EQUS communities. 

These workshops will teach attendees how to recognize mental health problems in family and friends, positive mental health coping strategies, reducing the stigma of mental health and provide connections to local community supports and services.

EQUS is a rural-based and rural-focused co-operative. We know that our members and many of our staff live and work in rural communities, which is why the health and wellbeing of these communities is so important to us. Many rural communities lack access to local mental health resources and support. Our hope is that by bringing these workshops to 10 EQUS communities we can help build resilience by creating awareness and resources for rural residents.

For more information about the community workshops please contact Sarah Gunderson at 403.994.4497 or sarah.gunderson@mcmancentral.ca.

Registration is not required and anyone is welcome to attend the free workshops which will be held at the following locations:

February 13 Rimbey 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Rimbey Provincial Building
5025 - 55 Street

February 13 Lacombe 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Lacombe Memorial Centre
Servus Credit Union Room
5214 - 50 Ave
March 2 Claresholm 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Claresholm Public Library
Bill Simpson Room
211 - 49 Avenue West


2020 Annual General Meeting

Save the date! Join the EQUS Board of Directors, CEO and staff at one of our three Annual General Meetings. Members in attendance will be able to review the Annual Report and financials, elect Directors and visit the EQUS booths to ask questions and learn about what's happening in 2020.

Each meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m., with dinner to follow. Members can also visit the EQUS Trade Show booths from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. for an opportunity to take a spin on our prize wheel.

Please RSVP prior to March 15, 2020 by calling 1.888.211.4011 and speaking to your Member Service Administrator, or by emailing Megan Hanson, EQUS Event Specialist at mhanson@equs.ca.

Lethbridge Tuesday, March 31

The Coast Hotel & Conference Centre
526 Mayor Magrath Drive South

Red Deer Wednesday, April 1 Radisson Red Deer Hotel
6500 67 Street
Stony Plain Thursday, April 2 Best Western Sunrise Inn & Suites
3103 43 Avenue

Thank you to all the members who joined us at our 2019 Member Input Sessions and shared your valuable opinions on the topics that were discussed. As a co-operative it is of the utmost importance that we factor the input and feedback of our members into our strategic planning.

This year, nearly 60 members joined us for dinner in Stony Plain, Red Deer and Lethbridge where they had the opportunity to discuss the Board of Directors strategic planning with EQUS Directors and the CEO.

Members participated in an exercise that asked them to identify what kind of innovator they felt EQUS was. They then worked with their tables to brainstorm answers to questions about what they felt EQUS could do in the future as an innovator and as a champion of rural economic development.

A summary of the information and member input received at the sessions is available by logging in to the EQUS member portal.

2019 Member Input Sessions


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