Shaping Our Future

 
Shaping Our Future is a forward-looking initiative that will support the long-term needs of our region's learners, providing the opportunities they need to contribute to a thriving economy and a growing region. 
 
A $30 million fundraising goal has been established for the Shaping Our Future initiative. Major donors have already stepped forward in support of this crucial project for our communities and we are inviting the support of businesses, individuals, and government entities as we seek to reach this ambitious goal in support of Central Alberta's post-secondary future.
 
Shaping Our Future is playing an integral role in major initiatives at Red Deer College, including the construction of the Gary W. Harris Centre for Health, Wellness & Sport, increased learning opportunities provided through our seven new Schools, and our efforts to attain Polytechnic University status.
 
The Harris Centre will not only provide a broad range of valuable new learning opportunities for our learners, it will also further RDC's efforts to attain Polytechnic University status. This change in status would enable our institution to grant its own degrees, greatly increasing the post-secondary possibilities within Central Alberta, on top of the many programming opportunities that RDC already offers.
 
For more information on the Harris Centre, please visit rdc.ab.ca/thecentre.
 
Shaping Our Future will require a full community effort. We invite you to join us in this exciting endeavour that will reshape the possibilities for our learners and prepare a new generation with the skills and knowledge they need to lead our region into the future. 
 
 
As we embark on the largest fundraising initiative in our history, we are privileged to have a team of volunteers who are lending their expertise and community connections to support the ongoing fundraising efforts in support of the Gary W. Harris Centre for Health, Wellness & Sport. For more information on these community leaders please see the Shaping Our Future Volunteer Cabinet.
 

Key Outcomes

Supporting our Schools

RDC's seven Schools are creating community connections and growing the opportunities available to our learners. With faculty expertise, combined with community and industry connections, each School works to prepare our learners with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their lives and careers.
Shaping Our Future is playing an essential role in supporting each School as they work to provide a cutting-edge learning experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Gary W. Harris Centre for Health, Wellness & Sport

More than a gym, more than a rink and more than an ordinary recreation centre, this multi-use facility will provide our College and our region with a comprehensive venue for teaching and learning, athletic, recreational and community activities, all vital components for the good health and well-being of central Albertans. The Harris Centre will be located adjacent to 32nd St. and the QE2, with full accessibility for the Red Deer community.

For more information on the Harris Centre, please visit rdc.ab.ca/thecentre.

Furthering the case for Polytechnic University Status

The Gary W. Harris Centre for Health, Wellness & Sport will play an essential role in RDC's efforts to attain Polytechnic University status. The added spaces will provide our existing programs with the resources needed for continued growth, new programming opportunities will emerge, and enhanced community partnership opportunities will be revealed, all adding to the strength of our case for this important next step.

For more information on RDC's efforts to attain Polytechnic University status, please visit rdc.ab.ca/polyu.

 
For more information on how you can get involved in Shaping Our Future, please contact the Enterprise & Community Relations office.
403.342.3175 | foundation [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca
 
 
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