2020 Annual General Meeting


The 2020 Annual General Meetings have been postponed due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. The health and safety of EQUS members, their guests, and the rural communities that EQUS serves is a priority for the EQUS Board of Directors. The decision to postpone the meetings was made in accordance with that priority and with the recommendations of provincial health authorities.

Once new dates are available, members who had reserved their seats will be contacted and all members will be notified in their monthly newsletter. EQUS members can still RSVP for the rescheduled meetings if they wish using the information available below.

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 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.


The Coast Hotel & Conference Centre
526 Mayor Magrath Drive South

Red Deer   Radisson Red Deer Hotel
6500 67 Street
Stony Plain   Best Western Sunrise Inn & Suites
3103 43 Avenue

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 as well as three, two-day Mental Health First Aid courses. The Mental Health First Aid courses are targeted to adults who interact with youth, however these courses are open to any one who is interested and will cover non-youth specific content as well. 

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 Lesley Whalen at 403.227.8134 or lesley.whalen@mcmancentral.ca.

Please Note: The Taber and Evansburg workshops have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. If you would like to be notified when new dates are set please contact Lesley Whalen (contact info above).

Registration is required and anyone is welcome to attend the free workshops which will be held at the following locations:

March 12-13 Innisfail 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. McMan
Unit 121, 4804 50 Street
New dates TBD
Taber 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Taber Civic Center
Green Room
4720, 50 Street

New dates TBD
Evansburg 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Evansburg Legion
4823 50 Street


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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