As a non-profit community and economic development organization, The Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development is owned by the community and driven by volunteers. Also known as the Olds Institute, we leverage the resources in the community by empowering volunteers to build the innovative and entrepreneurial community that Olds has become famous for. Olds residents have opted to pitch in and support the initiatives that enhance the community and improve our quality of life.

The Olds Institute was formed in 2001 by community leaders who realized they could achieve more together than they could apart and is governed by a board of directors representing the four founding members and the community at large.