September 6, 2017

                                       September 6, 2017

Call for Nominations for the 2018 Faces of Community
Back in March we launched the 2017 Faces of Community, as part of our March Community Association Awareness Month campaign. Faces of Community highlighted volunteers from community associations across our city and the wide variety of inspiring work they all take part in. We are now looking for the 2018 Faces of Community! For more information and to nominate someone or yourself today click here. The nomination deadline is October 15, 2017. We will no longer be calling for Annual Community Volunteer Award nominations as Faces of Community will be our new volunteer recognition program!
2017-18 Workshops
Our workshop guide for this upcoming year is finalized and full of exciting new offerings! New this year are workshops on growing a community hub, building safe communities, storytelling, employment standards, face-to-face communications, and much more. Click here to go through the workshop guide in its entirety or click here for our workshop calendar to view offerings by month.
Village Brewery Rebate Reminder
The deadline to submit your claim form and receipts from Village beer purchases made between April 1 – August 31, 2017 is this Friday, September 8. Don’t miss your opportunity to receive a 15% rebate on the Village beer purchases you made! Click here to download the claim form if you don’t already have it. Contact Rebecca if you have any questions.

Governance: Whose Job is it Anyways? – Thursday, September 21
Monday Mingle – Monday, October 2
Treasurer’s Workshop for the Inexperienced Accountant – Part 1 – Thursday, October 5
Grow Your Community Hub (Daytime Workshop) – Wednesday, October 11
Grow Your Community Hub (Evening Workshop) – Thursday, October 12
Click here for more upcoming events!

3 Things for Canada
Have you seen our video promoting getting involved with community associations as a 3 Things for Canada? Check it out here! Also, feel free to use it on your website or social media for your own promotions of community involvement.
Community Mentoring
Is your community trying to strengthen intergenerational connections in your neighbourhood between seniors and youth, increase volunteerism and alleviate social alienation? Consider starting neighbourhood-based mentoring program! Take a look at Alberta Mentorship Program’s free, “Start a Community-Based Mentoring Program” toolkit here!
Call out for community members to join our Urban Planning Committee
We are seeking community members from new or suburban developing communities to join our Urban Planning Committee (UPC). UPC is an advisory committee that meets monthly to discuss major planning process or issues that the Federation is working on or to identify items that need to be on our radar. Click here to learn more and apply!
Light up Alberta’s Sky
Do you know a volunteer who donates his or her time to help add vibrancy to the community, the city, or even the entire province? Nominate that person for a Stars of Alberta Volunteer award by Friday, September 15 at

Meet the Funders
On October 4th Meet representatives from The City of Calgary, Province of Alberta, The Calgary Foundation, Federation of Calgary Communities and Parks Foundation Calgary to understand how their grant programs may fit with your projects. Following some brief presentations, there will be an opportunity for you to discuss your specific project ideas with funders. For more info & registration click here.

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. 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. City Charter Information and Survey

The Government of Alberta and the City of Calgary have developed a city charter that will give Calgary’s municipal government more authority and flexibility. You can provide your thoughts on the charter regulations by completing this survey, and your answers can be used to help inform potential changes to the draft regulation before it’s finalized in fall 2017.

  1. Airport Community Consultative Committee (ACCC) August meeting

Quick updates on the airport noise monitoring network, new user friendly website and NavCanada proposal for the use of runway 17. Click here to read the updates.

Slow The Flow of Traffic
With kids back in school, traffic safety is on many minds. Check out this helpful resource for information on how your community can tackle traffic safety while engaging residents and building community pride.
  1. Personal Safety While Driving
  2. Personal Safety While Walking
  3. Personal Safety At Home


ActivateYYC is proud to announce the grant recipients for the first round of ActivateYYC funding – which to date, has provided $39, 960 in microgrant funding! You can view the list of successful projects on the main page of our website. We would also like to congratulate Wards 7 and 9, who had so many great project ideas that they are now ‘SOLD OUT’ for funding. We are also excited to announce ActivateYYC has opened a new cycle of funding (deadline February 5, 2018), in order to reach our goal of 150 microgrant projects across Calgary. Apply today!


Phone: (403) 244-4111


Created by: Rebecca Dakin -- Last Modified: October 3, 2017