Regional Economic Development Framework Final Report

The Framework provides the foundation for the operating model for the Prince Albert Regional Economic Development Alliance supported by four strategic focus areas and funded by six regional shareholder members through an incremental, flat-fee approach. 

2018 Community Economic Development Forum - Presentation

Presentation to the 2018 Community Economic Development Forum held in May

REDA Task Force - Roundtable Report

On November 29, 2017, 40 regional representatives and stakeholders participated in a two-hour, focused discussion session that reviewed, assessed and identified economic determinants for Prince Albert and area. This is the summary report from these discussions. 

Prince Albert Regional Economic Development Alliance

Regional partners have come together to officially form the Prince Albert Regional Economic Development Alliance (PREDA). The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been formally adopted by member communities and organizations which represents the region’s first grassroots driven approach to regional community economic development. 

Founding members include the City of Prince Albert, the Rural Municipality of Prince Albert, the Rural Municipality of Buckland, the Town of Shellbrook, Muskoday First Nation and Peter Ballantyne Developments. 

The Framework Final Report provides the foundation for the operating model for the PREDA. 

Strategic Priorities

PREDA’s strategic pillars are high-level focus areas that form the basis for organizational activities and provide boundaries for strategic plan development and assessment. Together, PREDA’s strategic pillars capture the strategic intent of the organization, while allowing for flexibility in the provision of regional programs, projects or initiatives.  Funding and prioritization will determine which areas have more focus at any given time. 

  1. Business Retention & Expansion 
  2. Business & Industry Development 
  3. Tourism & Marketing 
  4. Strategy & Performance 

Geographic Boundaries

The geographic scope of PREDA includes the municipal boundaries (as well as regional land holdings) of the initial six partners charged with creating an economic development framework. The City of Prince Albert, R.M. of Prince Albert, R.M. of Buckland, Town of Shellbrook, Muskoday First Nation and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation are all accounted for within an approximate 60- kilometre radius.  

PREDA Map

It is important to note that the Task Force considered that this geographic boundary would remain somewhat fluid. That is, it may change over time if other communities wish to join PREDA.


Members

Membership in the PREDA is open to any individual, agency, municipality, First Nation or member of the private sector that is looking to support the region’s business climate and encourage investment across all jurisdictions. Those involved in the PREDA should be prepared to uphold the principles of municipal autonomy, mutual benefit and cooperation and be prepared to work independently and together in pursuit of the goal of cultivating the prosperity of the Prince Albert region. 




PREDA Board Members

The PREDA is governed by a 12 member Board of directors consisting of:

4 elected, municipal representatives:

  • One director appointed by the City of Prince Albert
  • One director appointed by the R.M of Prince Albert
  • One director appointed by the R.M. of Buckland
  • One director appointed by the Town of Shellbrook

2 First Nation and/or Metis representatives:

  • One director appointed by Muskoday First Nation
  • One director appointed by  Peter Ballantyne Developments LP

1 Tourism sector representative

5 Regional Directors-at-Large

Application for Appointment - Deadline to Apply - April 1, 2019

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    TASK FORCE MEMBERS

    NameOrganizationPosition
    Richard WilsonRM of Prince AlbertActing Reeve
    Elise HildebrandtPrince Albert and District Chamber of CommerceCEO
    Trevor IvesPeter Ballantyne Group of Companies CEO
    Austin BearMuskoday First NationChief
    Don FyrkRM of BucklandReeve
    Jason KapteinPrince Albert and District Planning CommissionPlanner
    Greg DionneCity of Prince AlbertMayor
    Jim ToyeCity of Prince AlbertCity Manager
    George TomporowskiShellbrookMayor
    Dave KnightShellbrookCouncillor
    Sharon MuntainPrince Albert and District Community FuturesGeneral Manager

    Economic Development Division
    City of Prince Albert
    1084 Central Avenue
    Prince Albert, SK
    S6V 7P3

    Phone:  306.953.4384
    Fax:  306.953.4380