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Job Opportunity: Business Analyst (2 positions)

The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) is seeking a Business Analyst to join our Sustainable Housing Initiative division in Edmonton, Alberta. The selected individual will work within a dynamic team, providing expertise and gaining extensive experience in real estate development practices.
The Business Analyst will be responsible for the collection, analysis, and organization of real estate data, which will be used to build affordable housing in communities across Canada. In addition, this team member will work closely with senior staff, providing research and consulting support for key assignments.

This position is part of the Post-Graduate Work Experience Program

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Canadian citizen, refugee legally entitled to work in Canada, or permanent resident.
  • 30 years of age or younger at the time of in-take (enrollment) into the program.
  • Graduate of the University of Alberta who completed their academic program within 24 months of in-take into the program
  • Committed to completing the program
  • Underemployed, defined here as working either part or full-time in a position that does not require the level of academic qualification the participants has completed.

Click here to apply. 



**Please carefully read this entire information page before beginning an application. There is also a guide to the application that we would highly recommend reading prior to submission**

The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) is currently accepting funding applications from organizations interested in obtaining financial assistance to achieve activities specific to meeting the needs of homeless and at-risk people living in rural and remote areas in the province of Alberta. Project activities must take place outside of the “Seven Cities” in Alberta (Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, Medicine Hat, and Fort McMurray). While other projects may be considered, priority will be given to projects that provide supports and services that:

  • reduce individuals’ risk of homelessness
  • ensure stable living arrangements for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • provide support to help ensure that people who are homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless can stabilize their circumstances and move beyond emergency needs
  • introduce supports to improve health, parenting, education, and employment outcomes
  • create longer‑term solutions, especially supports and tools that help develop stable living arrangements, as well as facilitate permanent arrangements and economic integration for homeless individuals
  • utilize or encourage a “Housing First” approach
  • prepare a community to address homelessness
  • collect data to inform efforts for homelessness reduction and prevention

Deadline for Applications:

Applications must be received via email to Jonn Kmech, Program Manager, at programs@ardn.ca with the subject line “Attention: HPS CFP Submission – [your organization’s name]” no later than 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time (non-Daylight Savings Time) on November 6, 2017. Please use a read receipt to verify that your email has been received.  A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of an application.

***Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.***

***Project activities MUST take place outside of the “Seven Cities” as mentioned above. Applications for projects that take place inside the Seven Cities will NOT be considered.***

***Organizations located within the Seven Cities proposing projects that would take place OUTSIDE of the cities MAY be eligible. Please contact us for more information in this case before submitting a full application.***

Project duration:

Projects utilizing this funding will start no earlier than April 1, 2018. Project pre-planning may begin as soon as a contract is signed between the organization and ARDN, but funds cannot be expensed until April 1, 2018. Projects MUST be completed no later than March 31, 2019, but can be of any duration within that period (ie. 3 months, 1 year, etc.) Projects funding capital investments ARE eligible.


To discuss your project idea or for more information, please contact Jonn Kmech (Program Manager) at programs@ardn.ca or 780-862-8118 (please call only between 9 am to 5 pm weekdays).

Application documents

 NEW: Step-by-Step Guide to Estimate Rural Homelessness

This step-by-step guide to estimate homelessness in rural communities was developed by the Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) through an Innovation microgrant from Employment and Social Development Canada. This guide incorporates cost-conscious, cost-efficient and reliable practices that cater specifically to the aspects of rural communities and the surrounding areas. The guide utilizes a new method for creating unique, anonymous identifiers for clients, and conforms to all necessary privacy and ethics regulations for Canada. With this step-by-step guide, we hope to aid rural communities in developing strategies to solve rural homelessness and to bring more awareness to homelessness in those rural communities. The ARDN is interested in wide-spreading this guide across Canada. Therefore, if you know anyone who may find use of this guide, please feel free to share it with those who may find this guide useful. As well, don’t hesitate to contact us to gain a better understanding of how this guide may be beneficial for your community’s homelessness endeavours.

Click here to download the guide.

Cliquez ici afin de télécharger le guide.

The ARDN is a not-for-profit partnership of nine Albertan colleges and universities. ARDN members work together to support and enhance the well-being of individuals and the vibrancy of communities. It draws on the strengths of rural communities, post-secondary institutions, and community-based organizations to assist in the development of rural Alberta through education, research, collaboration, and networking.

Alberta Rural Development Network’s (ARDN) Privacy Policy
The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of personal information. All personal information that is collected by ARDN, whether through this website (www.ardn.ca) or by other means (such as through newsletter distribution lists), is collected and managed in accordance with the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, ARDN’s Privacy Policies, and other directly related policies.

Automatically Collected Information
The ARDN’s web servers automatically collect and store the following information from its websites:

  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used for the computer accessing the website.
  • The type of browser and operating system;
  • The date and time of the visit;
  • The web pages or services accessed; and
  • Popular search phrases.

Information collected automatically is maintained in a secure environment. ARDN will not use individually identifiable data for other purposes unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or other law enforcement purpose. Summary use reports will be created and used to improve the usability of our websites and newsletters to help support the online needs of visitors by assessing system performance and improving web services and website management.

Personal Information Provided Voluntarily in Email and Web Forms
Some personal information, including but not limited to name and email address, may be provided voluntarily by users of the ARDN websites when requesting services, and by subscribers to ARDN newsletters. Personal information provided voluntarily by email or by filling out a web form will be used only for the purpose for which it was provided and related uses that are directly consistent with the original intended purpose, in conformance with applicable policies and legislation governing the handling of personal information.

Storage of Information Outside of Canada: Some ARDN activities may use services that store information outside of Canada where it may not receive the same privacy protection it receives in Canada.

Links to Third Party Sites
The ARDN websites and newsletters contain links to other sites. While the ARDN endeavours to link to other sites that have similarly high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other sites.

More Information
Questions or concerns regarding privacy protection, management of ARDN websites and ARDN’s related information collection and use practices should be directed to: Executive Director, ARDN, 1942 - 94 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta  T6N 1J3



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