Entries by CAPRA

Group aims to educate regarding payday loans

Between provincial surveys, local City council and independent groups there is much discussion on the topic of payday lending regulations in Alberta. The province’s payday lending regulations expires in June of 2016. In response, the government has put a survey on Service Alberta to gather input on current practices and potentially new regulations. Red Deer […]

I found myself through finding community – The Linda Shepherd Story

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) at the age of ten, which was the beginning of a life of chronic debilitating pain, broken bones, surgeries and lengthy hospital stays. The life of a disabled person with high medical needs can be a very lonely one, and that was certainly my experience. Once I became […]

Living Wage Employer Breakfast

The Living Wage Employer Breakfast was an opportunity for business leaders to discuss what offering a living wage to their employees means to their ability to retain staff, improve the bottom line and contribute to a vibrant community.  The living wage for Red Deer was calculated and the Summary Report for Red Deer outlines the […]