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Team Lethbridge

Team Lethbridge is a group of community leaders interested in raising awareness of how the city of Lethbridge contributes to the province and how we can work with our government representatives to support long-term success for Alberta.

As individual organizations and as a group, we believe Lethbridge has a lot to offer the province, the country and the world. Our vision and commitment is to foster a community, province and nation that is not only ready to seize the opportunities of today but also the possibilities of tomorrow.

Visits to Edmonton in October 2008, November 2010, October 2012, November 2015, and November 2017 were a success in terms of building relationships and understanding. Our next visit takes place November 5-7, 2019. For more information about the organizations representing Team Lethbridge, or to contact any participating organization, follow the links below: 

Alberta Health Services’ South Zone serves Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and the surrounding areas from Oyen to Milk River and Blairmore to Irvine. 290,000 people call the South Zone home, of which 6,800 people are employed by AHS. Of those, 2,500 work in Lethbridge including 1,600 at the Chinook Regional Hospital (CRH) a 279-bed hospital serving southwestern Alberta. About 440 physicians work in the South Zone. The South Zone leadership team is focused on many priorities. Key among them is access & capacity, seniors’ health, and Primary Care and Family Care Centres.

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The Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge (AAC) is a not-for-profit organization created to advance the arts by supporting artistic endeavors that enhance the quality of life for individuals, create a rich cultural environment and help to build a stronger community. AAC contributes to the economic diversification through the attraction and retention of creative and innovative people to the city, enriching Lethbridge by the presence of professional and community artists and arts organizations who are engaged in dance, literary arts, music, new media, theatre and visual arts.

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"BILD Lethbridge Region is a non-profit industry organization with over 150 members, including home builders, suppliers, traders, and service professionals, all of whom are committed to making the residential construction industry better. The residential construction industry is one of the largest employers in the area, providing employment for over 2,100 and representing over $300 million in investment capital for Lethbridge families. We build more than houses. We build communities.

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As the hub of southern Alberta, Lethbridge is an attractive place to live, learn, work, play and do business. By continually striving to foster a local environment that’s attractive to investment and business, we help provide a richer and broader array of career, social, recreational and cultural opportunities for our residents.

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The Downtown Lethbridge Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ), established in 1987, is a visionary collective of business leaders who believe that the heart of the city beats in its centre core. As a non-profit association, the BRZ represents more than 530 businesses and provides public advocacy on important issues affecting the downtown core. Downtown Lethbridge is an ideal business environment in a premium centralized location, with a unique mix of retailers, restaurants, coffee shops and professional services. Downtown Lethbridge serves its members by implementing unique programs to promote area interests and attractions. It highlights the positive aspects of the area through beautification, marketing, public relations and street maintenance initiatives.

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We are Brighter Together… Economic Development Lethbridge is the support system, the community collaborator and proactive advocate for the future evolution, growth, and prosperity of Lethbridge; primarily as a destination for enterprise, but also as a place for residents to live and work with a great sense of wellbeing. With the support of our Board, we work together to build a bright future. From supporting industry to accessing expanded markets to helping entrepreneurs innovate and grow, EDL is proud to play a role in the city’s and province’s commitment to a vibrant, sustainable future.

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"Environment Lethbridge was formed in 2012 by a group of concerned community members and business leaders. We are supported by and collaborate with a diverse group of organizations and agencies. Our focus is specific to the city of Lethbridge and we envision Lethbridge as a sustainable community. Environment Lethbridge has a key role to play in supporting Lethbridge residents and businesses in improving their environmental sustainability and the environmental sustainability of the city as a whole. "

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Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 is a growing “rurban” division that serves the educational needs of over 5,100 students in grades 1-12 and over 400 children in Early Childhood in fifteen schools. The Catholic Faith community of over 600 staff is dedicated to fostering the growth of responsible citizens, who live, celebrate and proclaim their faith. Holy Spirit is a high performing school division that believes in creating an innovate culture to enhance student learning and overall success.

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The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce has an important and powerful role as the voice of the business community, representing in excess of 750 business members in the Lethbridge area. As a community-based, volunteer business organization, we serve and represent the interests of our members by promoting and enhancing free enterprise for the benefit of the social and economic environment of the City of Lethbridge.

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Lethbridge Construction Association (LCA) membership consists of over 270 general contractors, trade contractors, suppliers and manufacturers in commerical, industrial and institutional construction in southern Alberta. Established in 1954, the LCA provides advocacy, education, resources and safety training to members, access to commercial tender opportunities, apprenticeship scholarships, community collaboration and special events. The LCA plays a critical role in liaising with the Alberta Construction Association (ACA) and the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), working for the improvement of the construction industry.

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Lethbridge College is the first publicly funded community college in Canada. It provides a range of educational opportunities that lead to career employment or to further education through foundational learning, upgrading, university transfer, apprenticeship programs, certificates, diplomas, applied degrees and baccalaureate degrees offered primarily in collaboration with degree-granting institutions. Lethbridge College is leading and transforming education in Alberta, focusing on academic transformation, collaborative partnerships, resource innovation and people development and developing capacity for leading change through engagement.

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The Destination Management Plan (DMP) is an effort to galvanize the City’s tourism industry behind a shared vision of its tourism future and a strategy to reach it. It is an open invitation to the City’s tourism industry and its partners to move forward collectively and collaboratively over the next 10 years. The Lethbridge Destination Management Plan is the result of collaborative efforts by the Lethbridge City Council Tourism Strategy Committee, tourism industry and the project team from Stantec Consulting Ltd., Left Coast Insights, Twenty31, and the Tartan Group."

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The Lethbridge and District Association of REALTORS® (LDAR) is a member service organization made up of nearly 300 REALTORS® consisting of Brokers, Associate Brokers and Associates, covering a 150 km radius. Our mission is to ensure the maximum level of service to its members through growth of membership, the promotion of the MLS® system, the enhancement of the highest standards of education, professional conduct and the delivery of accurate information to consumers and the public. We make a huge impact in our community: Nearly $52,000 of economic spin is generated with every real estate sale in our community.

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Lethbridge & District Exhibition is a non-profit regional Exhibition that strives to provide to the people of the Lethbridge and southern Alberta an agricultural and community gathering place at which they can participate in events, conduct business, learn, and be entertained. Exhibition Park is an economic and tourism driver for Lethbridge. This vibrant community focused organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing the varied interests of the region.

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Lethbridge Family Services (LFS) is southern Alberta’s largest not-for-profit community social services agency. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, and managed by a professional staff, this highly-accredited organization serves over 5,500 clients annually. Through its over 325 staff members and 163 dedicated volunteers, LFS leads in innovative service excellence. Through advocacy, public education, prevention, intervention and community development, Lethbridge Family Services responds to the ever-changing community human service needs. LFS has faithfully served the citizens of southern Alberta since 1910, supporting and strengthening families, as the foundational base for healthy individuals and healthy societies.

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Lethbridge Housing Authority (LHA) provides a mix of affordable housing options and supporting programs for families, individuals, seniors, and those with special needs in Southern Alberta. LHA operates under the Alberta Housing Act (and associated Regulations), the Residential Tenancies Act, and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. In its role as a Housing Management Body, Lethbridge Housing is guided by the ministerial objectives and goals of Alberta Seniors and Housing.

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Lethbridge Lodging Association (LLA) is the Voice of the Accommodations Industry in Lethbridge. LLA is a partnership of Destination Marketing Fund collecting accommodations businesses that attract and increase visitors to Lethbridge through the development of partnerships, events and activities that raise awareness of Lethbridge, grows hotel/motel occupancies and benefits our community. We envision that Lethbridge is the hub of tourism experiences in southern Alberta. LLA partners strategically with organizations such as the ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge Exhibition, Lethbridge Bulls Baseball Club and Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden to create new and sustainable tourism opportunities in Lethbridge and market accommodations to increase additional overnight stays in Lethbridge.

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Lethbridge Public Library (LPL)is a welcoming, inclusive space that connects and strengthens community through equitable access to learning and leisure. Lethbridge Public Library is the Community’s choice for the pursuit of literacy, leisure, learning and innovation. LPL values universal access to ideas for education and enjoyment through language in all its forms; the customer and community we serve; a supportive, positive, fair, team based culture that values everyone's passions and talents; accountability through fiscal responsibility; and actions, results and continuous improvement.

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Lethbridge School District No. 51 offers high quality learning experiences through a broad range of educational programs in nineteen schools and four institutional programs. A total of 9,300 students from early education programs to grade twelve are served by over 900 teaching and support staff. Students develop critical thinking skills, character and citizenship – traits that will ensure that our community is vibrant, safe and secure, today and in the future.

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Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization (LSCO) strives to encourage an active, healthy community that is learning, growing and making a difference. The organization fosters a healthy approach by providing over 100 wellness activities, programs and supports for seniors, ensuring the latest and best health and wellness trends are incorporated. Maintaining a modern, efficient building and ensuring quality fitness and wellness facilities for LSCO’s 2,100+ members are a priority in building for tomorrow. A strong seniors community is built through community involvement, including proactively addressing vital issues such as elder abuse, seniors housing opportunities, fair taxation, adequate health services and affordable, accessible in-home and community supports.

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Lethbridge Sport Council (LSC) provides leadership for the enhancement and development of sports, sport organizations, and sport facilities in Lethbridge, ensuring inclusivity and quality sport experiences for all. In addition to growing sport tourism to benefit Lethbridge and southern Alberta, LSC assists sport organizations and individuals by linking them to, and providing them with, sport and sport business related education, support services and linkages to the community.

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The University of Lethbridge (U of L) is a student-centered university well known for its unparalleled student experience in a research-enriched environment. One of Alberta’s four comprehensive academic and research universities, the U of L welcomes more than 8,700 undergraduate and graduate students to its campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary each year. The U of L is internationally recognized for its comprehensive research strengths in water, neuroscience, demography and economy. The Dhillon School of Business is one of only six percent of business schools worldwide that is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The U of L’s new Science and Academic Building is the most advanced facility in Canada.

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Did You Know?

Lethbridge College, established in 1957, was the first publicly funded college in Canada.