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                 March 24, 2016





Energizing Spaces Fund Deadline April 1
The round one application deadline is fast approaching! Apply by April 1 to replace your old appliances or to upgrade your facility lighting to LED bulbs. Click here for more information.

March Community Association Awareness Month
Our month-long public awareness building campaign is almost over! Every week we have been sharing a fun and engaging poster aimed at educating Calgarians on the different aspects of community association work. To follow along click here!

Planning Updates – Now in Blog Form!
We are excited to announce a new format for our planning updates. Keep up to date on our planning workshops, announcements, and planning system changes from the City here. This page will be updated regularly, so bookmark it and check in often. For those of you who get your news via RSS, you can also subscribe here






Communication Tools Resource
The presentation from last month's Communication Tools: How and When to Use Them workshop is now up on Members Only. Click here to learn about the top six tools and how to use them each effectively to promote your organization and increase involvement!

Community Newsletter Article Bank
Did you know we have crime prevention and safety articles you can access anytime to include in your monthly community newsletter? Visit our BUilding Safe Communities Virtual Resource Centre and scroll down to the Community Newsletter Article Bank to check them out!

Food for Thought: Creating a Healthy Food Environment
The next Community Wellness Forum is on Saturday, April 2 and you’re invited! Communities Choosewell and local partners are hosting this free event exploring ways to support healthy eating habits by creating healthy food environments.  More information and registration available here.


PIP: Community Character – April 9
This is our second last PIP until the fall! If you still need your electives this is one of your last chances before we celebrate our PIP graduates this spring. Learn about community character, public spaces and good design principles. There is a walking tour portion, so dress appropriately. Click here to register. 

Also see above in "Breaking News" for information on how our Planning Updates will be shared from now on!


City of Calgary ad     Foothills Art Club

Choosewell     Toole Peet 1






AGLC Use of Proceeds Update –
Thursday, March 31

PIP: Community Character – Saturday, April 9

Partners in Crime Prevention: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – Wednesday, April 13

GST for Not-for-Profits –
Thursday, April 14

Board Basics for Community Associations:
Part 2 (North) – Saturday, April 16

Click here for more upcoming 
workshops and events.


Volunteers Needed
Register by March 31 for The City of Calgary’s Pathway and River Cleanup taking place on Sunday, May 1 from 9am to noon.

Retree YCC
Need help with tree care? Attend the Retree YCC Fair!  Need mulch? Free mulch will be available at all three landfills between April 1 to May 29. Click here to learn more about both opportunities. 

Code Red! Developing Your Business Continuity Plan
What is your plan to maintain operations if your building becomes inaccessible? How will you communicate with clients, staff and public in the event of an emergency? Register today for CCVO’s panel session here.

25% Documentary
CDLI recently hosted a screening of the 25% Documentary and a discussion in women in politics. If you missed it, you can watch it here! Or, see this resource on hosing your own screening! 

Census 2016 Community Supporter Toolkit
This toolkit includes a variety of products, tools and resources from Statistics Canada. You can access the toolkit here. 


How to Start a Community Garden in Your Neighbourhood

Community Garden Committee Terms of Reference

Checklist for Planning a Successful Facilitation

Internal Program Evaluation Template

Click here for more helpful resources.



Have you seen our Commonly Used Grants checklist? Check it out here for available funding opportunities, designed for community not-for-profit organizations in our network!