May 30, 2018

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May 30, 2018

Golf with us
You’re invited to the 6th Annual Chip in Fore Communities Golf Tournament on Friday, August 24th, 2018 at The Canal at Delacour Golf Course. The event welcomes over 100 community minded people and volunteers, like you, for a stress-free day of networking and fun. With a one in three chance to win a prize, you don’t want to miss it! No matter your skills, we can’t wait to see you on the course. Sign up to play today.

Our AGM is Next Thursday!
It won’t be your typical AGM, as we want to engage you in future thinking discussions. We promise there will only be a few speeches and then lots of time for chatting with each other about community building. Join us won’t you? We hope to see you next Thursday, June 7th at 6:30PM at the Crossroads Community Association. Did we also mention there will be tasty food and exciting prizes?! Don’t miss out – register now! 

Grow Your Funding Skills
Join our ActivateYYC team, the City of Calgary, the Calgary Foundation and the Northern Lights Small Grants Initiative for the FREE Community Resource Fair. Learn about funding for community events, activities, and workshops at the Genesis Centre on June 9th from 11AM to 1PM. You can also email to register for the 1 hour grant writing workshop starting at noon. See you there.

Monday Matters – Monday, June 4
Creating a Volunteer Program – Wednesday, June 6 
Federation AGM – Thursday, June 7  
Click here for more upcoming events

Featured Faces of the Community
May’s featured Face is Bob Lang. Bob has been an integral part of the Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association for over 35 years. He first got his involved because of a proposed development that had an immediate impact on him. Through that he learned that the community association was a great way to accomplish many things in the community. Bob has played a key role in many exciting initiatives, not only in his community, but also throughout the city of Calgary. When asked why he thinks it’s important to volunteer for your community, Bob says, “You accomplish so much more working together rather than trying to do things alone.” Watch Bob share his story here

Take part in the Centre for Newcomers Orange Ribbon Campaign
Did you know that on average Calgary welcomes over 1,000 refugees per year? Take part in the Centre for Newcomers 3rd annual Orange Ribbon Campaign. Wear a ribbon throughout the month of June to honor the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of refugees in your community and around the world. Drop by our office to pick up your ribbon. Click here for more info and ribbon locations.

Speak Out! Take the Calgary
Foundation’s 2018 Vital Signs Survey 

Fill out this year’s survey to share how the following impact your quality of life: community connections, living standards, environment, wellness, and the arts. Click here to fill out the survey and help identify community needs and opportunities to address important issues. It takes roughly 10-15 minutes to complete and closes on June 29th.


SpaceFinder to Host
June Lunch & Learns
Does your organization have underutilized gathering spaces? SpaceFinder is an online marketplace that links places that have space with people who need space for events, presenting, meeting, creating, etc. It’s free to list and search! To help you get up and running with this free online tool, SpaceFinder is offering complimentary hands-on sessions for venues who are interested in listing a space.​ 

Contact or check out the registration page on for more info.

Learn How to Better
Attract & Retain Volunteers
As your organization grows, so will the need to better manage, support, and recruit volunteers. Could you use help staying on top of it all? Join us and Propellus on June 6th for the Creating a Volunteer Program workshop. Figure out how to build a plan that matches your organization’s growing needs. Click here for more details and to register.

Response to Elder Abuse
Elder abuse is a complex social and health issue that affects the safety and wellness of older adults. Community partners in Calgary are working collaboratively to prevent and address elder abuse in our communities. To raise public awareness about this issue, they have put together a support resource card to be shared. You can also contact Roda, at, to get short descriptions and info to use in your organization’s communications.  

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

  1. The City is working on a proposed revision to the Developed Areas Guidebook. The Developed Areas Guidebook is part of the Municipal Development Plan (MDP). It is the tool that helps create a local area plan and provides consistent guidance for development and redevelopment in developed communities. Click here to access a survey to provide input.
  2. The City is looking for help in determining how we should prioritize the build out of the Pathway and Bike network. You can share your feedback by participating in the online survey from May 14th until June 8th, or by coming to one of the pop-up events on June 1st or 3rd. The survey and details about the pop-up events can be found at
  3. City of Calgary process changes to align with the Municipal Government Act: The City of Calgary will be implementing a few process changes to comply with recent amendments to the Municipal Government Act (MGA). Land Use Bylaw amendments to align with these changes are anticipated to be complete by September. Click the link to learn more.
  4. Cannabis Store Applications: Council recently approved the proposed bylaw amendments to facilitate the retail sale and consumption of cannabis in Calgary. Click the link to read key pieces of information about cannabis business for community associations.
Social Media Policy
Could you use a hand operating your organization’s social media? If so, check out our social media policy that can be used to help train and integrate online volunteers.
  1. Social Media 101 Guide
  2. Twitter 101
  3. Media Relations 101

The last round of ActivateYYC is coming to a close! Make sure you submit all your wonderful ideas before the July 3rd deadline. Reminder that all activities must take place between August 2018 and March 2019, so bring on those winter ideas. Wards 7, 8, 9 and 11 are sold out, so awesome job on all the activities in those communities!


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