February 15, 2017

 

                                                                February 15, 2017

Energizing Spaces is back!

The 2017 application deadlines to replace your old appliances and/or upgrade your outdoor lighting to LED are March 31 and September 30, 2017.

Click here for more information and how to apply.

Exploring Communities
We are excited to announce a new program called Exploring Communities! In collaboration with the U of C, this project which will look at asset mapping. For our launch year we are going to be celebrating the East! Read more about the program and the 2017 communities selected. 

 

Partners in Crime Prevention: Malware and Cybercrime – Wednesday, February 15
Board Compliance Basics for Community Associations: Part 2 – Saturday, February 18
Contextual Dwelling Monitoring Review: Discussion on Recommendations #1 – Tuesday, February 21
Fireside Chat: Volunteer Management – Wednesday, February 22
Contextual Dwelling Monitoring Review: Discussion on Recommendations #2 – Wednesday, February 22
Click here for more workshop and event listings.

Do You Have Enough My Neighbour Cards?
A friendly resource to help neighbours get to know one another, you are welcome to order some through Tyson so you can start handing them out to your community members and encouraging them to use them! Email Tyson to order My Neighbour Cards today!

Communities Choosewell
2017 registration is now open. Communities ChooseWell is a free program of the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association that supports 'Wellness Champions' to develop partnerships, programs, polices and infrastructure that foster active living and healthy eating in their communities. 
Click here for more information.

Changes to Provincial Funding
Several changes have been made to the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) and Community Initiatives Program (CIP), including new grant streams, and moving from four intakes per year, down to three. For details on these excellent grant programs please click here. There is also a helpful list of Frequently Asked Questions (including the new changes) here.

 

 

Poem
Marlborough Park Community Association was a recipient of the Energizing Spaces Fund, and they did something creative to show their appreciation – they wrote a poem! Click here to read it.

AGLC Bingos
AGLC has updated volunteer expenses use of proceeds in the Charitable Gaming Proceeds Handbook. While the initial wording caused confusion, volunteers can still receive $75 per event. Click here to see the updated handbook.

Re:Sound Music Licensing Company
We’ve received many questions over the past month about Re:Sound Music Licensing Company, and how Re:Sound differs from SOCAN. Please be aware: both are regulated under the Copyright Act, with various tariffs for different types of music use. For some helpful tips on how they differ, please click here.

Liveability Survey
McGill University and the City of Calgary are investigating attitudes in Calgary about Transportation choices and liveability in Calgary communities. Take the survey and help the City understand how to best serve your community. Great prizes too! Click here.

Here are a few highlights from our planning world this month- be sure to check our blog for a complete listing of recent events and updates.

  1. We need your input!  We have released our planning survey to find out how we can better serve you with your planning needs. See the link to complete it!
  2. The City of Calgary is proposing two Mixed-Use Districts that are in collaboration with the changes suggested by the Green Line and Main Streets projects. It’s important that you are up-to-date with the potential changes, please read them here
  3. Baconfest is back! Every Wednesday in February, a planning film will be shown.  To see the movie line, up click here.
  4. Are you curious about affordable housing and the options available? The CMHC has compiled profiles and case studies of the solutions that various stakeholders have used to create affordable housing, more here.
  5. PIP: Planning Green Spaces and Public Amenities is this weekend! Don’t miss it! Register now

Compliance Checklist


We’ve had many questions lately about the different compliance matters our community associations have to comply with. It’s a pretty big topic, but check out our resource for the main ones you need to pay attention to! These are all regulated by various, legitimate authorities.

 

 

 

  1. Compliance_Board of Directors Compliance Report
  2. About Risk Management Committees
  3. Risk Management Checklist for Boards
  4. Tips for Effectively Working with AGLC on Casino Funding
 

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Created by: Rebecca Dakin -- Last Modified: February 16, 2017