Mackenzie Applied Research Association (MARA)

The Mackenzie Applied Research Association is a not-for-profit producer-driven applied research association. MARA serves producers in Mackenzie County, the largest County in Alberta and the northernmost commercial agriculture region in Canada. MARA conducts agriculture and environmental research from its Fort Vermilion, Alberta location. MARA is proud to serve the largest number of organic producers in Alberta.

Mackenzie Frontier Tourist Association (MFTA)

The Mackenzie Frontier Tourist Association is a not-for-profit, industry led, collaboratively managed organization. With the support of municipal partners – Mackenzie County, Town of High Level, and Town of Rainbow Lake – MFTA works to fulfill the mandate to support and grow tourism in Northwestern Alberta through the provision of strategic leadership and through active, effective partnerships with government and key stakeholders.

Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI)

The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Northwest Alberta formed in 2002 exists to promote and enhance economic growth amongst its member communities and to promote the region as a whole, rather than as individual communities.

REDI is geographically located in the far northwest portion of Alberta and is located within Mackenzie County and the Métis settlement of Paddle Prairie.

REDI has a population of more than 24,000 residents. The main source of revenue for REDI is from annual membership fees and government partner funding. REDI is registered as a society under The Societies Act of Alberta in the name of Regional Economic Development Initiative Association for Northwestern Alberta.