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Board Boot Camp
Community Futures Meridian is committed to help your communities organizational capacity by bringing you a workshop devoted to helping individuals be more engaged, better equipped and more prepared Board Members - A gift for your volunteers whom are vital Service Providers in your communities.

Community Futures Meridian will cover facilitator costs and materials.

What's in Our Workshops?
  • Building a Better Board
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Not-For-Profit Boards
  • The Financial Picture - understanding the importance of budgeting and financial management
  • Who does what? Job duties and roles defined
  • Making the meeting work - the how to
  • Strategic Planning and Governance
  • Developing a culture of continual learning for Board Members
Board Boot Camp Requirements
  • A minimum of 10 Not-For-Profit volunteers
  • Carry out marketing and promotion of the event
  • A facility to host a one-day session
  • A screen
  • Supply lunch, coffee, tea and water


Community Futures Meridian strives to keep our youth engaged and enlightened when it comes to learning about entrepreneurship. Throughout the years we have hosted Tech workshops, motivational speaking events and more. If you’d like to see a youth event put on in your area please contact us.

Lemonade Game

The experience of entrepreneurship is the master lesson in leadership. Entrepreneurship captures the essence of leadership by creating a way for everyone involved to contribute and make something extraordinary happen. The Lemonade Marketing Game takes participants through a fast-paced business simulation engaging each business team to strive for the BEST Lemonade Stand. 

Participants will focus on the 5 P’s of marketing while competing for the ultimate prize –PROFIT by satisfying a group of discerning judges with their wares.    

Join Vickie Newmeyer, the game developer and her team from Community Futures Meridian to experience leadership through entrepreneurship! Ask us about hosting one in your community today.

Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp

Community Futures sponsors a week-long camp that takes place every August for youth ages 13- 15 who are interested in learning about business and entrepreneurship. Each year, Community Futures Meridian sends up to six kids to attend the camp for free.

The focus of this camp is to educate youth about marketing, advertising, preparing a cash-flow statement and writing a business plan. Campers set up their own businesses and use real money which they borrow from actual bankers. The last day is “Business Day” at the camp, where campers have the opportunity to open and operate their businesses. The youth also get to participate in many fun recreational activities throughout their week at camp.

RAYEC accepts 60 youth age 13-15 each year based on their applications. This camp is FREE to attend for the campers that are selected. There is also an opportunity for 10 previous campers to attend as Youth Leaders.

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Women in Business

In 2017, Community Futures Meridian hosted a boutique conference experience for women in business. The conference provided women with tools to strengthen their business goals and day to day operations through leadership, management, marketing and customer service sessions along with the benefits of being balanced through yoga, meditation, and good food.

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