November 29, 2017

                               November 29, 2017

Get social with your peers on December 6 Community Socials is a new event offering that we launched in the summer that gives you the opportunity to take a night off from formal workshops and simply get social with your fellow community peers – share experiences and learn from each other. There’s no agenda, just casual networking over tasty snacks! Our second Community Socials is taking place on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:30-8:30pm at Paper Street downtown. Click here to register today. 

Monday Mingles December 4
Have a question for us but can’t make it to see us during the day? Don’t forget that on the first Monday of every month we extend our office hours until 9:00pm so that you can stop by in the evening to see us! Our next Mingle will be next Monday, December 4. Have a concern/issue you’re facing in your community? Need information or resources on a specific topic? Or just want to meet our team and learn more about what we have to offer you? Come by and mingle with us!

ActivateYYC: “How To Get Started” Workshop *Date Change – Thursday, November 30
Building Safe Communities – Part 2 – Thursday, November 30
Monday Mingles – Monday, December 4
Community Social – Wednesday, December 6
Partners in Planning: Development Appeals at SDAB (PIP Core course) – Saturday, December 9
Click here for more upcoming events

Cork Connection: The Perfect Christmas Gift!
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift to buy that special someone, or even that hard to buy person? We’ve got you covered – tickets to Cork Connection 2018! For only $35 for a single ticket, $60 for a pair, or $200 for a table of eight, you will get to enjoy a Saturday night out filled with wine and fun! The event features a sommelier guided tasting of six delicious wines, paired with tasty cheeses and chocolates, the change to bid on over 25 exciting silent auction items, and the exciting Wine Survivor game. Cork Connection 2018 will be taking place on Saturday, January 20 from 7-10pm at the Inglewood Community Association. Don’t miss out – get your tickets today!

Nod to Neighbour Initiative in Tuscany – a great way to build community!

Have you heard of Tuscany Community Association’s Nod to a Neighbour Initiative? It’s a campaign started by the community association recognize neighbours who are doing who are doing positive things in the community. Launched earlier this month, neighbours are encouraged to head to the Tuscany Community Association Facebook page and nominate someone using the hashtag #nodtoaneighbour. The stories are then shared on social media and those great neighbours are given a gift. You can follow the stories by clicking on the heading to twitter or Facebook and looking up the hashtag or email for more info.

 Community Representation Framework Update 
The work of the Community Representation Framework (CRF) is still “a work in progress”. We hoped that we would understand a bit more about a “proposed” model at this point, however, at our meeting on November 15 the committee was unable to land. Read more here.
Best of Calgary
Calling all Calgarians: is there a person or a business in your community that you feel is bringing joy to others? Nominate that person or business for a Best of Calgary award between now and December 15. With 100 categories to choose from, we are sure you will think of somebody! Click here to begin the process!
Cannabis Survey 
The City has released a survey on cannabis legalization focusing on rules required for businesses operating within the municipality, rules relating to public consumption, and other issues at the municipal level.
Last call to be part of the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Food Drive!
It’s not too late to be part of the Mayor’s Annual Christmas Food Drive in support of the Calgary Food Bank! Contact Tara to get your Calgary Food Bank donation boxes and make a difference for those in need this Christmas.

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

  1. Community Members for Infill report: We are also looking for community volunteers with a strong understanding of infill development to be part of a city led working group for infills. Please read more to see the criteria and send in your interest.
  2. PIP- SDAB on Dec 9th Sign up for our PIP core course on the Subdivision and Appeal Board. This is the last core course that we offer for 2017.
  3. City  of Calgary introduces new Community Engagement Resource: The City of Calgary has released a new resource for builders or owners to understand when and how to engage with residents, neighbours and community associations on small residential construction projects such as secondary suites, contextuals and more.  Click to see the resource.
Importance of proper Insurance Coverage 
It is important for you to understand the importance of proper Insurance coverage, and the impact it has on your association. Do you have D & O? Do you know how to report an Incident? Please read the above article and contact your insurance provider if you need to learn more!
  1. Toole Peet Incident Report Template
  2. Toole Peet Maintenance Log Template
  3. Directors and Officers Insurance (D & O)

Apply Early for your Grant!
Why apply early for ActivateYYC? We review applications multiple times before the February 5, 2018 deadline – meaning the sooner you apply, the more time we have to help you polish your idea into something great! Apply today at

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