The 4 C’s
In 2002 the group 4C’s (Caring Citizens Committed to Healthy Communities) was formed. This productive group created the High River Parent-Link Centre, Happy Trails walking path signage, teen/young adult health clinic, free Sunday swims/skates, the Community Wellness Challenges and more.
Social Sustainability Collective
This collective of professionals are linked by the common goal of community wellness. This group spearheaded Our High River as a way to engage citizens in their own wellness and their own community building. Members: 101 Centre (FFAS), Literacy for Life, Wildrose Community Connections, SNAPS, AHS Rural Addictions and Mental Health, High River Library, Foothills School Board and Christ the Redeemer School Board, Boys and Girls Club, Salvation Army, Foothills Catholic Immigrant Services, Rowan House, the Town of High River’s FCSS, and more.
Our High River Summits I, II, III and Community Cafés have given us significant citizen feedback over the past 3 years, yearly summits will continue to ensure that Our High River meets its citizen driven mandate. Citizens action is also evident in events such as our community parades, the High River Show and Shine, and Block Parties. Others make a difference by joining committees, volunteering, or by helping a neighbour shovel their sidewalk.
Vital Signs is a community checkup conducted by community foundations across Canada that measures Quality of Life. Our High River, in partnership with the Town of High River and the Calgary Foundation, initiated the Vital Signs assessment in 2016 and will continue to use this tool to assess High River’s environment, expression, heath & wellbeing, lifelong learning, livability, safety and security, and thriving populations.
The Town of High River’s Strategic Plan
The Town of High River’s Strategic Plan focus is being a ‘people first community’ with a focus on Quality of Life. The Town’s current branding is centred around High River as ‘Rooted in People”. Our High River is committed to inspire and influence community members to become active participants in creating a thriving.