February 23, 2017

 

February 23, 2017

Being a member of ours is the BOM!

We have launched an exciting new program called the BOM, or Benefits of Membership. This program showcases Calgary businesses that offer you, as our members, with discount/saving opportunities. Click here to learn more about the BOM!

Cork Connection Recap
Thank you to everyone who came out to our 2nd Annual Cork Connection Wine Tasting & Silent Auction on Saturday, February 11! We had a wonderful evening tasting Canadian wines, playing Wine Survivor, and bidding on 30 amazing silent auction items. We met our fundraising goal and are extremely happy with how well the event went, so thank you! Click here to see the photos from the exciting evening.

How Will YOU Be Part of It?
It’s almost March and that means March Community Association Awareness Month is coming up! We have a lot planned for this year as part of our new How Will YOU Be Part of It public awareness campaign. We will be sending you all an email next week with all the information, but make sure to follow our social media and the hashtag #HowWillYOUBePartofIt to track everything as it unfolds throughout the month.

$50,000 Grant Competition!
Check out the Calgary Hitmen Foundation’s new “Community Restoration Grant.” Enter this competition for a chance to win $50,000 for a community, recreational improvement project. Applications are now open, the deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 28. Details here.

Orientation to the Planning Process 201 – Tuesday, February 28
Treasurer's Workshop for the Inexperienced Accountant: Part 1 – Thursday, March 2
Common Board Meeting Challenges – Thursday, March 9
SpaceFinder Alberta: List Your Available, Rentable Space For Free – Wednesday, March 15
Treasurer's Workshop for the Inexperienced Accountant: Part 2 – Thursday, March 16
Click here for more workshops and events.

Communications Plan
Missed our Communications Plan 101 workshop? Check out this resource to learn about the elements of a communications plan.

Placemaking Events
City Repair Calgary will be organizing three exciting events in early March with internationally-renowned architect and placemaker Mark Lakeman. Read more here. We also have 2 tickets up for grabs, so tweet at us @FedYYC and tell us why you should go! Use the hashtag #yycca.

Building Safe Communities (BSC) Update
This Spring Tyson will be working with 4 communities: Beltline, Calgary Marlborough, Erin Woods and West Hillhurst. Coontact Tyson to learn more about Building Safe Communities or visit us online.

2017 Alberta Nonprofit Survey
The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations’ annual Alberta Nonprofit Survey has questions about your organization’s financial, operational, and programmatic experience, as well as the impact of climate change policy and journeys of truth and reconciliation. Your responses contribute to a collective voice of the nonprofit and charitable sector. Please take the time to add your voice here. Deadline is March 10.

CDLI Meet Up
CDLI is hosting another meetup on February 28, 2017 at Genesis Centre where we’ll be exploring a community-centered approach to solving seniors isolation in our neighbourhoods. Come prepared to partake in a rich dialogue on a growing concern. It’s free to register here.

Co-op Grant Competition!
“Co-op Community Spaces” is a fabulous opportunity for various community projects to protect, beautify, and improve various community spaces. Deadline is fast approaching at March 1, 2017. Details here.

Free Placemaking Presentation
Heart of the City is inviting you to attend a free Keynote presentation from author and placemaker Jay Pitter on March 6. Click here for more details.

Neighbour Grants
The deadline to receive a $10,000 neighbourhood grants is March 15, 2017! The grants are awarded to projects that improve or revitalize the community. To get more information click here and watch a heartwarming video of last year’s recipients, here.
 

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

Have you been keeping up to date with our Exploring Communities? Read more about it here.

  1. PIP: Community Character in Calgary’s Chinatown. Don’t miss it! Register now.
  2. Find out who the planners that work in your area are! The City of Calgary has released their CPAG directory, read more here.
  3. Orientation to the Planning Process 202 has been moved to Feb 28. Register now for the last session of the year.
  4. 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.

 

NEW! Safety Audit

Have you ever considered evaluating how safe your community space feels? Check out our comprehensive Safety Audit resource to help you address possible risks, and consider things that could be improved upon to create a welcoming, safer community space!
 

 
  1. Business Continuity Guide
     
  2. How to Report Crime
     
  3. Know the Risks
     
  4. Protect Your Business From Crime

 

Created by: Rebecca Dakin -- Last Modified: February 23, 2017