By working in partnership we succeed inbuilding strong communities.
River Bank Development Corporation (RBDC)works to improve the social and economic circumstances of our community. Weempower citizens to build capacity in housing, nutrition, job creation,recycling and other areas that impact community well being. We are guided bythe principles of inclusion, respect, tolerance, financial accountability andpartnership.
River Bank Development Corporation (RBDC) was formed in 1998 as part of the Saskatchewan Government's Neighbourhood Development Organization program. It is a non-profit group with members from a number of local economic and social development organizations. RBDC has a 9 member board with representation from the human services field, the financial sector and grassroots/community members. RBDC is active in housing, food security, recycling, job creation, affordable housing and home ownership initiatives.
River Bank owns Cedar Brook. Apartments, which features 38 units within two buildings, a community room and daycare. RBDC was previously involved in housing co-ops through the Neighbourhood Home Ownership Program. Other housing
Our partners include the Smart Families Food Co-op, the Bernice Sayese Centre, Children's Choice, Kids First and the Prince Albert Hunger Committee (now the Prince Albert Food Coalition). In the past, we have supported Building Bright Futures, along with job creation and transportation projects.
Since 2005, RBDC has also built thirteen duplex units, providing housing for 26 families. River Bank has also bought and renovated three older homes in the West Flat area to accommodate the high demand for rental housing.
Our organization helps promote nutrition and healthy lifestyles through participation with the Smart Families Food Co-op, which has more than 700 members to date. River Bank works in partnership with other local organizations to run collective kitchens around Prince Albert to teach adults and families how to prepare healthy meals.
Through community partnerships and careful management, River Bank Development Corporation continues to create quality programs for the benefit of those in and around the community of Prince Albert.