June 16, 2021 Get Engaged!

June 16, 2021 Get Engaged!

June 16, 2021


In this issue:

  • Toole Peet Action Grants
  • Our 2021 Annual General Meeting
  • Get to Know Your Government: Municipal
  • North Hill Communities Local Area Plan
  • and more!




Toole Peet Action Grants 
You have until June 21 to submit your “action” for the Toole Peet Action Grants! Join your peers and us on June 24 to talk about how you’ll be re-engaging your communities. Not only will this event be an excellent opportunity to speak with your peers, but we are awarding up to $7,000 to the lucky winners! Submit your action today and Be Part of It!

Neighbour Day is Coming Up!
Neighbour Day 2021 is on June 19! Join your neighbours in celebrating community spirit, kindness, and resilience through the pandemic! Looking for ways to participate? Try decorating your home using a colouring sheet, or a Neighbourhood ‘I spy’ Game!

Brentwood Cares
The Brentwood Community Association’s Brentwood Cares program is collaborating with the Reconciliation (formerly Rename Langevin) Action Group and several other organizations in the city to host a June 24 workshop entitled “Making Visible Our Shared History: The Context for Renaming Institutions. A member of Brentwood Cares and the Reconciliation Action Group has written about why this workshop has been developed.

Please note this event is hosted by Brentwood Cares, a program run by the Brentwood Community Association. For more information or questions, please contact http://brentwoodcommunity.com/covid-19/

Annual General Meeting
Did you know our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is going to be virtual? Join your peers and us on June 28 for a chance to share your ideas and experiences and expand your network. During the AGM, we’ll also be talking bylaws, approving audited statements, electing new board members, and prizes (as is tradition)! Check out the AGM package today and Be Part of It!

Chip in for The Federation
Chip in to help The Friends of the Federation of Calgary Communities. Text KIDS204 to 30333 to donate $10. Shaw and Shaw Charity Classic will match your donation by 50%.

Last Chance: Microsoft Training
Our final Microsoft Teams training session is coming up! The last Teams session is called Microsoft: Teams 100, and it’s taking place on June 25 at 12:00 p.m. During the session, you will learn how to navigate Teams, get your team up and running, and how to start having conversations. Register today and Be Part of It!

Beyond Van Gogh
The immersive Experience takes art to new heights by projecting the works of Vincent Van Gogh across all surfaces of the venue, granting guests an escape into a world envisioned by his masterpieces. Art will come to life as over three hundred paintings dance and swirl to the sounds of a symphony orchestra and narration quoted directly from Van Gogh’s writings. Beyond Van Gogh, created in Calgary and Montreal with creative partners Normal Studio, made its North American debut in Miami on April 15, where it is on track to sell 120,000 tickets. This experience is currently on sale in Austin, Detroit, Milwaukee, Portland, St. Louis, Honolulu, and many more cities, and is breaking box-office records. For updates and more information, visit www.calgaryvangogh.com.

Get to Know Your Government: Municipal
The Get to Know Your Government session is coming up this weekend! Join us and our facilitator Paul Fairie to learn more about our municipal government in Calgary. By the end of the session, you should understand the role of local government and their authority, the structure of municipal government, the election process, how to hear about municipal issues, and how to get involved beyond the vote! Don’t wait; register today!
Note:  this is a non-partisan educational event. Special thanks to the Cliff Bungalow Community Association for championing this project and The Calgary Foundation for funding it!

Social Development Partnership Program
The Government of Canada has launched two calls for proposals for multi-year projects to support vulnerable communities across Canada to experience a better quality of life. The funding calls support projects that focus on Financial Empowerment for low-income people and Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Children and Youth. Organizations can only apply for one of the two calls for proposal. The deadline to submit a proposal is July 6, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Project proposals can be local, regional, or national in scope. Still, they must meet all the eligibility criteria within the applicant guides to be considered.

Mo’ohkinsisis Medicine
Join Grow Calgary for a night of healing and laughter to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples’ Day at the live comedy event “Mo’ohkinstsis Medicine”. Show starts at 7 pm with a suggestion donation of $10 or volunteer time. 

Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary
Join Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary (AAWC) virtually on June 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.! This year’s theme is Keeping the Circle Strong. “We honor the past, present, and future of our communities and continue to walk in the footsteps of our grandfathers and grandmothers. Join us in this celebration.”

Here are a few highlights from our urban planning world this month.

1. North Hill Communities Local Area Plan
The revised North Hill Communities Plan is now available! This plan includes Council-directed amendments from the April 12 Combined Meeting of Council and policies from the Guide for Local Area Planning (formerly Guidebook).

A summary of the policies from the Guide that have been incorporated into the plan can be found here. To read a redline version of the plan with all the changes, please click here.

One of the major changes in the revised plan is reducing building scale from 6 storeys to 4 storeys, primarily in areas outside of activity centres, Main Streets, and transit station areas. The revised plan is going to City Council on June 21, 2021. Please note, this is not a public hearing, so the public will not have an opportunity to speak, but you can still watch the hearing by visiting Calgary.ca/council.

2. Development Map
The Development Map is a convenient way to inform citizens and community associations of applications in their areas. As of June 1, citizens can access application plans and renderings on the Development Map. By providing plans/rendering online, communities can become more informed about a proposed development. The Development Map allows communities to offer their input earlier in the process. To access the map, click the link above. Look out for more improvements to the map.

3. 14 Avenue N.W. Mobility Improvements
The City of Calgary is reviewing 14 Avenue N.W. between 24 Street and 14 Street to understand how to improve mobility and accessibility for all ways of travel. This review will allow the community to address concerns and explore ideas to enhance existing infrastructure along 14 Ave N.W. Learn more about the project here.

4. Off-Leash Parks – Coventry Hills and Hidden Valley
The City of Calgary, in partnership with the Hidden Valley Community Association and the Northern Hills Community Association, is looking for feedback on proposed off-leash, multi-use areas for the local communities to enjoy! Check out the project pages for the Hidden Valley and Coventry Hills projects to learn more and to share your thoughts!


Update to Charitable Organizations REGISTERED under the Charitable Fundraising Act: 
For all charitable organizations already registered under the Charitable Fundraising Act, any new board of directors joining the charitable organization’s board must fill out and submit the “Addition of Partners Directors or Officers” form to SA Business Licensing . Additionally, only new board of directors which have been granted the power of signing authority must submit a police check to SA Business Licensing. If your organization needs assistance understanding the requirements please contact us at capacity@calgarycommunities.com