What A Community Association Is
Community associations are neighbourhood-based volunteer organizations providing a voice for community life, an overall sense of belonging, and social, educational and recreational opportunities for their residents of all ages, such as:
- Fitness classes (yoga, zumba, pilates, etc.)
- Arts & culture programs
- Community-wide events like Stampede breakfasts and movie nights
- Language classes
- Farmer’s markets
- Senior’s clubs
- Community gardens
- Committee work (urban planning, special events, safety, etc.)
- And so much more!
Community associations come in all shapes and sizes and are dedicated to addressing local issues, opportunities, and needs. A voluntary community association membership is a great way to support your local community and have a say in what goes on in your neighbourhood!
Collectively, the community association network is the largest collective volunteer movement in Calgary with more than 20,000 volunteers strong!
Annually, over 20,000 community association volunteers contribute 2.4 million hours of public service, which has an equivalent monetary value of over $28 million. These volunteers operate, manage and maintain facilities and amenities with a value of more than $200 million.
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