March Community Association Awareness Month is here! We are working all month-long to educate Calgarians on what a community association is, what they offer, and how to get involved. Click here to check out our webpage and click here to watch us on Global News talking about this month-long event.
Cloverdale Paint is now offering wholesale pricing to residential members of community associations and organizational members of the Federation of Calgary Communities! What does this mean for you? Well, whenever you need to buy paint at Cloverdale you simply say you are a “Federation of Calgary Communities Club Member” and you will receive more than 25% off paint and more than 15% off paint accessories!
Click here to check out photos from our inaugural Cork Connection Wine Tasting & Silent Auction Friendraiser.
We’re very excited to announce that we’ve started work a collaborative project with the United Way and researchers from the University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge that will look at the impact of income inequality on participation in community life. This project will form a small piece of the Canada-wide Neighborhood Change Research Partnership. To find out more email Dan.
The Energizing Spaces Fund is back! 2016 will have two rounds of applications with deadlines on April 1 and September 30. This year will also accept applications for LED lighting upgrades for facilities and outdoor ice rinks. Click here for more info or to apply today!
Our next Orientation to the Planning Process workshop is coming up on March 15. We’re trying out a daytime workshop this time, from 10am-12pm. Join us and learn the basics of Calgary’s planning system with other community association members. We will also have time for discussion and questions.
Want to understand the barriers limiting participation to your community association? Register today for our NE edition of ‘Building Community: Engaging Diverse Populations” here
Planning Updates and Events from the City of Calgary:
Engagement Session Participate in upcoming engagement sessions with the City including Crowchild Trail Study and more here!
SW Transitway Online Engagement Engagement for the southwest transitway has now been moved online. For details on how to participate online or for answers and project details about the Southwest transitway, click here.
Click here for more upcoming workshops and events.
WORD ON THE STREET
As part of our partnership with EVDS, we attended the first Community design workshop at the Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association. This was a great opportunity for students to practice their facilitation skills with residents! Stay tuned for more updates in April.
The Government of Alberta is interested in hearing about the transportation needs of all Albertans living in urban and rural communities across the province. This is your chance to let them know! Click here for more information or how to participate.
Need a brush-up on the City of Calgary’s “Tree Protection Bylaws?” One of our community associations recently found this information helpful, so we thought it would be a good reminder to circulate! Please contact the City if you have any questions. Full details can be found here.
Do you know a volunteer who works with seniors? Nominate them for a Seniors Service Award here.