Becoming a Community Builder

Marigold is one of the proud sponsors of the Becoming a Community Builder initiative in Strathmore and Wheatland County. The Town of Hanna was also selected as a Lighthouse Community in 2013 as part of the province-wide Becoming a Communtiy Builder initiative. The project's mandate is to grow community leadership capacity throughout rural Alberta. 

Michelle Toombs, Marigold CEO, noted: "Excellent leadership is essential to Marigold Library System. From our headquarters staff to our local boards and member libraries, leadership is required at every level to provide important library services to our communities. Of course, being part of strong communities is also essential - strong community advocates contribute to the success of our member libraries." 

Background information about the program in available in this video.

Becoming a Community Builder is a competency based, community and professional leadership development program. The program offers two distinct learning tracks: one for adult community members and the other for high school students. It is free, and an unlimited number of people from the Town of Hanna can participate.

This program is available online in perpetuity for all community members. Register at

This initiative has been designed and is facilitated by Ian Hill, recognized humanitarian, social entrepreneur, business leader, and award winning community change agent. 

For more information contact Marigold at 1-855-934-5334 or 403-934-5334.