June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019
June 12, 2019

In this issue:

  • ActivateYYC is back and better than ever!
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • Calgary Foundation Vital Signs Survey 2019
  • Featured Resource: Building a Fund Development Model

… and more!

ActivateYYC is back and better than ever!
Launching its new initiative this month, ActivateYYC 2.0 will take on shortcuts, catwalks, mazes, and mews as a focus, with grants awarded up to $1600! We are joining forces with Sustainable Calgary, The Calgary Foundation, and The City of Calgary to help Calgarian’s reimagine these spaces across their communities as places of greater activity, community, and connection! Do you have a great idea for transforming a shortcut? Do you want to get involved in your community? Do you want to bring your neighbours together for a fun project? Sign up here for ActivateYYC updates and look out for the application launch on June 17!

Neighbour Day this Saturday!
Neighbour Day is this Saturday, June 15! Get out there and celebrate Calgary’s awesome community spirit! For a list of community association Neighbour Day events click here. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #yycNeighbourDay so we can follow all of the fun!

Don’t miss out on our AGM
Have you registered for our AGM yet? On Wednesday, June 26 we’ll update you on this exciting past year, elect some new board members, and give you the opportunity to network with other community volunteers! Click here to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

Click here for more upcoming events

Federation AGM – June 26, 2019
Bowls, Beers, Bites Lawn Bowling Tournament – August 9, 2019

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day! Elder abuse is a complex social and health issue that can happen to anyone and affects everyone. The “Coordinated Community Response to Elder Abuse” Action Team in Calgary has published a brochure to help people identify the signs of elder abuse and where to find help. The brochure is available in many languages. For the brochure and more about support available click here.
Calgary Foundation Vital Signs Survey 2019
Your perspective only matters if you share it. Each year, Calgary Foundation allocates nearly $50 million of funding to help build a better future for our city. Calgary’s Vital Signs survey is your chance to share your perspective and help affect the areas that matter most, including community connections! Click here to learn more or to take the survey! Survey closes June 27.

Free training and career opportunities for youth!
NPower Canada has opened a new training centre in Calgary! NPower Canada is a charitable organization that launches underserved young adults into meaningful and sustainable careers. This 15 week program provides youth ages 18-29 with free in-demand digital and professional skills training and connects them to new and rewarding career opportunities with some of Canada’s largest employers. The next program starts in September! To find out more about the program click here, or contact Mehreen at mehreen.kapadia@npowercanda.ca.
Water education partners and youth programs
The City of Calgary partners with a variety of community groups who are committed to providing water education opportunities for Calgary schools, youth organizations as well as other community groups. Click here to see the list of the City’s partners.
Register your team
Bowls, Beers, Bites presented by Toole Peet Insurance is the perfect opportunity to bond with your board and get to know other Calgary community association peeps over a couple of games of lawn bowling, drinks, and tasty food! Awesome prizes will be given for bowling winners, the most “honest” team, fantastic foursome, and more! Click here to register your team of four.
Boland Survey
Do you ever wonder if you are properly compensating your employees? We have worked with CCVO to add some job descriptions to the Boland Survey that better reflect some of the jobs in community organizations. If every member organization entered their employee compensation data, imagine how rich this resource would be for our network! The cost for up to five employees is $150. Click here to enter your data today or to find more information.
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. Main Streets – 17 Avenue S.W. Streetscape Master Plan
With the Main Streets initiative well under-way, the City is in the “explore” phase of gathering public feedback on preliminary design concepts proposed for 17 Avenue S.W. You can review the design concepts for each segment of the project and provide input (scroll to the very bottom) to ensure that you believe the project is meeting its project vision, goals, and objectives!

2. Main Streets – 37 Street S.W. Streetscape Master Plan
The Main Streets projects in the “explore” phase of gathering public feedback on preliminary design concepts proposed for 37 Street S.W. You can review the design concepts for each segment of the project and provide input (scroll to the very bottom) to ensure you believe the project is meeting its project vision, goals, and objectives!

3. 12 Avenue South Improvements
Do you live in the Beltline or do you drive, bike, or walk through the area for work or play? If so, the City is beginning its project work on 12 Avenue S.W. through its three phased approach which will provide road improvements, a western extension of the cycle track, and a connection to the Bow River pathway system. You can provide your comments on this project and find out key dates about the project by clicking on the link above!

4. Residential Parking Permit Review
The City is currently reviewing its residential parking permit program and wants you to provide input either in person or online. Two scheduled open house events have been arranged: Tuesday June 18 5:30-8:30pm at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5 Ave. N.W.); and Saturday June 22 9:00am-noon at Cardel Rec South (333 Shawville Blvd. S.E.). If you are unable to attend either of these events you can provide your input online. Find key project information or provide your input by clicking the link above.

Building a Fund Development Model 
Are you looking into fundraising and grant opportunities for your community organizations? Check out our helpful resources to support you!

  1. Fundraising Activities Checklist
  2. Writing a Grant Proposal
Click the images for more information!