March 24, 2021 Get Engaged!

March 24, 2021 Get Engaged!


March 24, 2021




In this issue:

  • Energizing Spaces Applications
  • 2021 Faces of Community Event
  • Calgary Climate Symposium
  • Heritage Inspires YYC

and more!

Energizing Spaces Applications Closing Soon
Applications for the Energizing Spaces grants, powered by ENMAX, are open until March 30, 2021! Tell us why new energy-efficient appliances are important to your space and you could be awarded up to $10,000 in grant funding to replace old appliances or outdoor lights. We look forward to hearing from you.


Exploring Communities: Pitch Night
The Exploring Communities: Pitch Night is right around the corner! Become part of the voting audience as University of Calgary students, along with their respective community association partners, present their project ideas while competing for prize money! Be part of it and see what kind of placemaking ideas you and your community could use!

Grant Accounting
Looking to hone your skills in non-profit accounting? Join us on April 14 at 1:00 p.m. for our Grant Accounting workshop! During the session, you will learn how to handle grants and other restricted funds while we explore key elements of properly recording your restricted cash. Be Part of It!


Faces of Community Event
It’s your last chance to sign up for the 2021 Faces of Community Event! Join us tonight, March 24, for this awesome virtual event. During the event, you will get to meet this year’s Faces of Community while also celebrating volunteerism in our city! Register today!

What’s Zoning
Ever wonder what zoning means? Sign up for our “What’s Zoning?” Lunch n’ Learn on April 1 at 12:00 p.m. This lunchtime learning opportunity will explore the different types of zones and rules associated with the zones. Don’t wait, register today and Be Part of It!

Demystifying Financial Statements
Join Stephen on March 25 at 7:00 p.m. for the Demystifying Financial Statements workshop! This session will help demystify the elements of audited financial statements while diving into the two most important statements a board should be discussing monthly.

Did you know this workshop is also on FEDU? Check it out and learn at your own pace from the comfort of your home!


Calgary Climate Symposium
The Calgary Climate Symposium is back and it’s virtual! Join one of the many virtual and free learning opportunities happening from March 25 to March 26. The Symposium will explore how Calgary can prepare for the impacts of a changing climate, how Calgary can leverage economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic to unlock new business opportunities and strengthen climate change resilience,
innovative solutions to climate change and much more.

Inspiring Neighbourhoods Grant
Did you know the Inspiring Neighbourhoods Grant was created to help communities create safe and inspiring neighbourhoods? This grant supports community-led projects and initiatives. Don’t wait, apply today!

Municipal Solar Program
Join the Federation of Calgary Communities and the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre to learn about the Alberta Municipal Solar Program (AMSP) on April 6 at 7:00 p.m. The AMSP provides funding to municipalities and community associations for the installation of solar PV systems on their facilities. The program is now in its last year for applications and operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Topics to be covered in the one-hour online session: an overview of solar PV, how the program works, examples of community league projects from across Alberta, and how to apply to the program. Register today!

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

Introducing Heritage Inspires YYC
Calgary’s evolution to a more compact and sustainable city can be inspired by heritage! Imagine repurposing more of our heritage buildings as interesting spaces for local businesses, start-ups, and diverse housing. Heritage belongs to everyone!

This volunteer-led communications campaign asks Calgarians to recognize and protect built heritage, historic streetscapes, and public spaces that define a unique sense of place.

Outdoor Patios back for the summer
As temperatures start to warm up, the City has announced that they are extending the outdoor patio program first introduced last year for this season. This means that they will allow patios on public land, prioritize applications and waive permitting fees. Please click the link above to learn more about the program.

Plus 15 Wayfinding Improvements
The City is looking to make it easier for people to navigate the Plus 15 walkway network in downtown Calgary. Wayfinding is the process of navigating from point A to point B. Tools like signs and maps can help people to find their way by giving them the right information, in the right format, at the right moments in their journey. Please click the link above to learn more and provide your input.

Foothills + McMahon Concept Plan
The City of Calgary in partnership with the University of Calgary is in the early stages of creating a Concept Plan for the City-owned Foothills Athletic Park and university-owned McMahon Stadium lands. The Concept Plan will provide a roadmap for the future development of the site that reflects the needs of its users and the community. Head to the above link to share how you use the site and the surrounding community.

Board Building, Recruiting and Developing Effective Board Members
Did you know that succession planning is also a key part of strategic planning and building a sustainable organization? It is important to take some time to plan for change. Here are some resources to help you out!