June 28, 2017

This is the last issue of Get Engaged! We will be back in September.
We hope you have a wonderful summer!

 

 

June 28, 2017

Annual Report
Have you seen our 2016-17 Annual Report? Click here to read about our services, our year in review, and highlights from the many exciting things we got up to over the last year!
Calling all golfers!
Join us on Friday, August 11 for our 5th Annual Chip in Fore Communities Golf Tournament, presented by Save-on-Foods, at the Canal at Delacour Golf Club! For only $160 for an individual or a discounted rate of $600 for a foursome, you’ll get lunch, a round of golf in a power cart where you’ll get many goodies along the way, a delicious dinner, and the chance to win some pretty amazing prizes. Most importantly, you’ll have tons of fun! Check out last year’s photos for proof. Click here for more information or to register today.

BRAND NEW: Community Socials
Take the night off to mingle with other community association volunteers! Community Socials are an opportunity for you to talk about your shared experiences, enjoy some good food and drinks, and win some prizes! Our first Community Socials will be taking place at Village Brewery’s taproom. The event is free, and we will provide you with some complimentary snacks to go along with a tasty Village beer for $5. More info and registration available online here.

ActivateYYC
ActivateYYC microgrant applications are rolling in – what will your idea to #ActivateYYC be? Big or small and in any season, all projects are welcome! We’re a month and a half away from the August 15th deadline! Find applications, information and project ideas on our ActivateYYC website.

ActivateYYC workshop: How to Get Started!
Want to learn more about how you can activate YYC? You’re invited to attend our FREE “How To Get Started” workshop on July 20th from 7-9pm. Learn how to do your own quick, fun, and low cost ActivateYYC project or event and get helpful hints and useful tools to make your ideas a success! Register Now, only 20 spots available!
Community Social at Village Brewery – Tuesday, July 18
ActivateYYC: How to get started workshop – Thursday, July 20
Chip in Fore Communities Golf Tournament – Friday, August 11
Click here for more upcoming events
Calgary is Full of Great Neighbours
On Saturday, June 17, we joined you at over 25 Neighbour Day events across the city. We had an incredible time getting to know you, learned about what makes your communities so special and captured some great moments on camera; check them out here. If you have photos and stories to share with us from your Neighbour Day events this year, email Megan; we would love to hear about and see your experiences!

Online Business Directory
We have just launched an Online Business Directory on our website featuring businesses and companies with products/services relevant to community associations. Check it out here! The Directory is brand new and will be updated as it grows, so stay tuned.

Equipment Rentals
Are you interested in renting our bean bag toss, prize wheel, or Great Big 3 for one of your summer events? Contact Rebecca at communityrelations@calgarycommunities.com to request our equipment rental contract!

Calgary Stampeders Fundraising Opportunity
Calgary Sports and Entertainment has created a new Community Fundraiser Program to add a fun, collaborative, and inclusive event, with proceeds going to community priority projects. To launch its first fundraising drive, we have an exciting matchup between the Calgary Stampeders and the Montreal Alouettes. Community association members as well as friends and family have access to a reduced price ticket offer of $35 (REG $41.50) with $3 of each ticket being donated directly back to their community association. See the poster below in Monthly Contributors for details or click here.

Accessibility Funding
The Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) has released funding to improve accessibility in your workplace. Until July 26, 2017, the EAF is accepting funding applications for projects that increase accessibility in workplaces and community spaces across Canada. The Government of Canada will provide 65 percent of total project costs, up to a maximum of $50,000, to successful project applicants. Click here for more information.

EconoUs
Join 350 community leaders from coast to coast building resilient communities and strong neighborhoods at the national community economic development conference coming to Calgary September 13-15. EconoUs2017 is co-hosted by Momentum, Calgary Economic Development, the Institute for Community Prosperity at Mount Royal University, REAP, and the Calgary Regional Partnership. Here’s 10 Signs That You Are Someone Who Should Attend EconoUs2017.

Calgary’s unique model: a resilient force in our city
On Sunday June 19th, Carrie and Leslie did a Pecha Kucha style presentation on our community associations at the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Conference. We talked about the unique structure of our CA model, your resiliency in the face of challenges, and how you play a crucial role in creating Calgary’s identity and physical landscape or as we call it “city building”. Our presentation focused on our network of CAs is co-creators (a term by Peter Kageyama) in our city. As co-creators, you all play a variety of roles: starters, builders, connectors, bridge-builders, provocateurs, and community champions. Click here to see our presentation.

Enmax Living Flag
Since 2012, the City of Calgary has competed with Winnipeg, Victoria, Regina and Toronto to rally the most participants into a Living Flag. Now proudly sponsored by ENMAX, they need your help to make Calgary’s entry the largest in the nation! Show your national pride on Canada’s 150th birthday and round up your friends and family to make the ENMAX Living Flag in Calgary the largest ever! Join them at 11:00am on Saturday, July 1 at Fort Calgary wearing a red or white t-shirt to take part in creating the living flag. Click here for more information.

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. Community Callouts for Planning Projects

Is there a planning project that you would like to see in your community? We are looking for ideas for community planning or design projects to give to students at the University of Calgary. There is a strong community consultation process involved in developing the projects, and the final reports and design products are produced for the communities involved. This year, you can apply for the Exploring Communities project or the professional planning practice studio program. Click the link for more information and the application form!

  1. Outline Plans and the Urban Design Review Panel (UDRP)

A few weeks ago, I told you about how we were advocating to the City of Calgary to include Outline Plans as applications to be reviewed by an external body known as the Urban Design Review Panel (UDRP). I am happy to tell you that the recommendation to explore the process of reviewing Outline Plans was passed at the June 14th PUD meeting. This project will now be forwarded to Council where we will see if all the recommendations will be taken in. Read more here.

  1. City of Calgary five-minute survey on Notice Postings

The City of Calgary has been working on improving how citizens are informed about redesignation proposals and potential development in their communities by improving the Notice Postings or signs that appear on an applicant’s site. Your input is valuable in ensuring our new sign is simple to understand, informative and directs you to further information about an application or to make a comment. The survey will be available until August 31, 2017. Click here.

  1. Safe Consumption Sites

A safe consumption site will be opening at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre. Supervised consumption services are meant to reduce harm from substance use while offering additional services such as counselling, social work, and opioid dependency treatment. Alberta Health Services has stated that there will be opportunities for residents and business owners to get involved in the planning and integration of the supervised consumption services citywide throughout July. These conversation sessions will have limited seating, and so it’s suggested to register in advance to ensure your seat. Click here for more information about the project as well as how to register for the AHS sessions.

  1. Participants wanted: A study of household decision making

McMaster University is looking for participants in a study of household decision making. Participants will be asked to take 2 surveys and play an experimental role playing game with the chance to win a $500 amazon gift card. Click here for details.

 

 

Cyber Liability – Toolkit
We’re living in a digital age! With most our work and data stored in digital form, it’s important to understand and prevent data breaches, be able to identify spam, phishing, and spyware, limit our exposure to “Cyber Crime,” secure our data, networks, and web content, and more! Check out this excellent Cyber Liability Toolkit provided by Toole Peet Insurance, now stored on our Members Only webpage.
  1. Cyber Liability – Basic Loss Control Techniques
  2. Cyber Liability – Security for Canada’s Not-for-Profit Organizations
  3. Cyber Liability – Spam, Phishing and Spyware Defined
 

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