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 such as:
- Stampede breakfasts
- Language classes
- Movie nights
- Farmer’s markets
- Senior’s club
- Baby showers
- And much more!
Community associations come in all shapes and sizes and are dedicated to addressing local issues, opportunities and needs. About 100 of them operate community halls and related facilities.
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.