December 1, 2021 Get Engaged!

December 1, 2021 Get Engaged!

Happy Holidays! Our Office is closed from December 17, 2021, to January 4, 2022.

Has Your Organization Applied for Exploring Communities?

The deadline to apply for Exploring Communities is quickly approaching! Apply before the December 10 deadline to begin turning unused space into place. Exploring Communities is our placemaking project that connects community associations with University of Calgary urban studies students. Learn more about the project today and get your applications in before the December 10 deadline!

Don’t Miss the Opportunity to Apply for Warm Up to Winter

Formerly Exploring Outdoors, The City of Calgary and the Parks Foundation have opened applications for their Warm Up to Winter grant. This grant aims to get Calgarians outdoors this winter. Non-profit organizations can apply for up to $10,000 in funds to support the direct costs of community events that incorporate outdoor components. Be quick; this grant is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis! Learn more about Warm Up to Winter and get your applications in today!

Your organization can Get Funding with the Restrictions Exemption Program Grant

Applications for the Government of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program Implementation Grant are open! The grant provides $2,000 for eligible small- and medium-sized organizations that choose to implement the Restrictions Exemption Program. Learn more about the Restriction Exemption Program Implementation Grant and apply today!

Are You Ready for the Mayor’s Food Drive?

We’re incredibly excited to be part of this year’s Mayor’s Annual Food Drive! As a long-standing and proud partner of this event, we are excited to continue supporting the Calgary Food Bank. Every day, the Calgary Food Bank supports our friends, neighbours, and, most importantly, communities by making a positive difference in the lives of Calgarians.

In partnership with the food industry and community members like YOU, for every $1 donated, the Calgary Food Bank can distribute $5 worth of FOOD.

Please join us in supporting this incredible organization and consider giving if you can. Be Part of It!

Learn about Non-profit Compliance without Leaving Your Home

The final Board Leadership 2021 session is this Saturday, December 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.! The last session is Understanding Compliance for Non-Profits, and Leslie Evans, the Federation’s executive director, is presenting! Register today and join Leslie for a “big picture” look at non-profit compliance. Be Part of It!

Lease 1 Financial

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Volunteerism and Community

Meet Vince from the Ramsay Community Association, our December Face of Community. He is an avid volunteer who’s been involved with the community association for 10 years. Some of the driving forces that keep Vince active in the community are the people and focusing on issues at the community level.

“I think one of the neatest things is that there’s so much diversity in the community from an interest perspective, from cultural perspectives, from skills and abilities perspectives. Those interests come together to make Ramsay such a vibrant little place.”

West Zone Focus Group

The City’s NW & SW became home to 45,035 immigrant & refugee households between 2011 – 2016. Our goal is to set up areas around the NW & SW for newcomers to easily & conveniently access services available to help them smoothly settle into their new environment. Join our focus groups to help make our NW & SW communities even better! Register with CCIS at:

You only have one week to watch the latest recorded Table Talk!

You only have one week to watch the latest recorded Table Talk!
Did you miss the How to Have Difficult Conversations Table Talk? Check out the recorded session today but be quick; you only have one week to watch it! Loved the video? Tell us one thing you learned. Be Part of It!

Neighbourhood Streets Pilot Policy

The City wants YOUR help to learn what makes great neighbourhood streets! They previously consulted the public through a co-design process and then tested the policy in various communities. From your input, they installed temporary and permanent elements that can make streets great! The goal is to replace Calgary’s 2003 Traffic Calming Policy with an umbrella policy that captures all the elements that make our streets great while recognizing that each community has different needs. By participating, YOU can help confirm the direction and details of the policy that contribute to great neighbourhood streets!

Calgarians are invited to provide feedback on the policy and learn about new updates! Online feedback is open until December 9!

Heritage Communities Local Area Planning: Phase 1

The Heritage Communities Local Area Planning project (which includes the residential communities of Eagle Ridge, Kelvin Grove, Kingsland, Fairview, Haysboro, Acadia, Southwood, Willow Park, Maple Ridge and Chinook Park, as well as the industrial communities of Fairview Industrial, East Fairview Industrial, and Glendeer Business Park) wants to hear YOUR voice in the initial stages of the Local Area Plan process! By working with The City, you can help create a future vision for how the land can be used and how to redevelop the area.

YOU will have the opportunities to share your thoughts from November 22, 2021, to January 4, 2022, at FIVE different virtual sessions with City planners who can answer your questions. Register today to share your thoughts!

Westbrook Communities Local Area Planning: Phase 1

The Westbrook Communities Local Area Planning project (includes the communities of Wildwood, Spruce Cliff, Westgate, Rosscarrock, Shaganappi, Glendale, Killarney/ Glengarry, Glenbrook and the portions of Upper Scarboro/Sunalta West and Richmond that are west of Crowchild Trail) is in its first phase of public engagement! The City wants to hear from YOU on the draft content for the first chapter of the plan. This chapter includes the area’s history, the current area as it exists today, and the vision for the area and the core values that support this vision. Share what you love about the community and your vision for the future!

Opportunities for the public to provide input will be available from November 22, 2021, to January 4, 2022, at FIVE different virtual sessions with City planners who can answer your questions. Have your say and register today!