Synergy Youth and Community Development Society (operating as Synergy) was established specifically to serve the needs of a community that has been growing at an extremely rapid rate since the early 2000's. The demographics of Chestermere and Area are very young with almost a third of the residents being under the age of 20 years. A number of community assessments and a formal Social Plan, completed in 2012, identified youth programming, volunteerism and community leadership as sectors requiring formal support and development. Synergy was incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act on November 6, 2013 with a mandate to deliver a continuum of leadership education opportunities to youth and their community.
Since January 1st, 2018 Synergy has had charitable status. Our charitable registration number is: 84233 9988 RR0001
Educate youths by providing leadership training programs and workshops
Educate the public about community development through workshops and seminars
Address youth unemployment by providing employment-related skills, programs, conferences, and workshops to youth
Operate a youth center which offers structured programs that are directed towards resolving specific problems faced by youth
Provide, administer and maintain a multi-use facility for the communities of Chestermere and Southeast Rocky View
We empower youth and community groups to build strong connections through relationships, education, leadership and programming
Connected, Engaged, Healthy Communities
Relationship – mutual trust, respect, caring, compassion and support
Holistic Education – authentic learning opportunities for community leaders to develop socially, emotionally, physically, creatively, intellectually and environmentally
Inclusion – regardless of ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education and/or religion
Benevolence – for the common good of the community and one another
Collaboration – making the most of our collective ability to positively impact the community
Mentorship – guidance and the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience
Wellness – Awareness and pursuit of a well-balanced state of being, which includes the dimensions of intellectual, physical, emotional, social and environmental health.
Synergy offers leadership and wellness education for individuals and local nonprofits. Through resiliency building programs, community-based activities, and professional facilitation services, we provide opportunities to develop healthy relationships and cultivate our community’s potential.
Synergy hosts the Centre for Community Leadership, a collaborative gathering space for the nonprofit sector to meet, deliver programs and services and access resource tools, relevant information, and training opportunities.
Synergy promotes the volunteer sector as a valuable resource and develops individual and nonprofit agencies’ capacity to increase skills, competencies, and self confidence, which serves to enhance our community’s quality of life.