October 28, 2020 Get Engaged!

October 28, 2020 Get Engaged!

October 28, 2020

In this issue:

  • ENMAX Energizing Spaces Applications Close Friday!
  • AGM Photo Gallery
  • Board Leadership Calgary
  • Municipal Development Plan & Calgary Transportation Plan


… and more!

ENMAX Energizing Spaces Applications Close Friday!

The deadline for the ENMAX Energizing Spaces Fund is fast approaching. Get your application in before midnight on October 30, 2020. ENMAX has supported over 65 community organizations through the Energizing Spaces Fund and you could be next!  Since the launch of the program, over 100 aging appliances have been replaced with more energy efficient models and 10 outdoor rinks have received much needed lighting upgrades. Don’t fear the cost of new appliances or outdoor lights, apply today.

CITIZENS+STUDENTS Project Applications are Closing! 
Did you know the application deadline for the STUDENTS+CITIZENS Project application deadline is almost here? You and your Community Association have until November 2, 2020 to apply and be part of the project! To see all the benefits of joining the project click here.

Since 2013, the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) Master of Planning Program at the University of Calgary and the Federation of Calgary Communities have worked together to support Community Associations in their decision-making process around land use and development issues.

Ready to be a part of this awesome project? Click here to access the application form. Be Part of It!

Orientation to the Planning Process
Our Orientation to the Planning Process workshop is tomorrow, October 29, at 7:00 pm! This workshop will teach you how planning and development occurs at The City. We’ll start with the absolute basics to help you understand planning policies and how decisions are made at the City of Calgary. This workshop will turn the complex and mundane into simple and exciting! You will leave feeling like an expert ready to tackle all planning and development opportunities and challenges. Click here to register for the workshop.

AGM Photo Gallery 
Thank you to everyone who drove up and braved the cold for our 2020 Drive-In AGM! We have a photo gallery for you to relive how the night went on our Facebook Page. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, so you can be the first to see what we have going on and see photos from events such as this!

Monday Matters
Did you know on Monday November 2, from 4:00 pm to 6:00pm our engagement team will be online to answer any questions you may have? By staying late, it allows us to connect with you outside of busy work hours! We are here to answer all of your questions from urban planning to organization development. “Drop-In” virtually anytime between 4:00 and 6:30 pm for our online Monday Matters session! Be Part of It!

Lunch n’ Learn – Preparing for an Audit
Getting all your documents ready for an audit is a daunting process. Join us to learn about how audit works, required documents, why they are needed, and how you can cut your audit costs. Click here to register for our Preparing for an Audit Lunch n’ Learn.

Board Leadership Calgary
On November 7, 2020, at 12:00 pm Board Leadership Calgary will be starting their Board Leadership 2020 event. This year, each workshop will be held on a separate day. The first workshop is called Introduction to Essentials of Effective Partnerships. For more information and to register, click here.

Board Leadership Calgary aims to provide basic level learnings for board of directors, staff, and anyone looking to be involved in non-profit organizations. Be Part of It!

Defend Alberta Parks
Alberta has some amazing parks that we all use for our favorite outdoor activities like camping, fishing, or hiking. Did you know Albertans could potentially lose access to 175 parks? See the map of all the impacted sites,. Visit defendabparks.ca for more information about the potential park closures and how it could impact you and your community.

Powerful You 
On Saturday November 7 from 12 pm to 7 pm the Making Changes Association will be hosting a 7-hour Instagram Live experience. The event will feature talks and mini workshops on a variety of topics from wellness to travel and more. To see the full list of mini workshops and talks 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!

Did you know there are a few items below going to City Council on November 2 that you may be interested in? To watch the November 2 Council meeting, click this link. If you would like to submit a letter for any of the items below, click here.

1. Municipal Development Plan & Calgary Transportation Plan – Proposed Plans
The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Calgary Transportation Plan (CTP) are Calgary’s long-range land use and transportation plans. Did you know that these documents have recently undergone revisions? The proposed documents were recently presented to the Standing Policy Commission (SPC) on Planning and Urban Development on October 7 and were approved. They will now be presented to Council. Please click the link above to read the proposed documents.

2. Neighbourhood Speed Limit Review
Neighbourhood speed limits in the City of Calgary have been reviewed. A report of the findings was presented to the Transportation & Transit Committee on September 30. Recommendations include changing the unposted speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h within the city limits, with these recommendation going to Counsel to vote on. You can read the minutes by clicking the above link. You can make a submission using the public submission form and can register to speak at committee by emailing publicsubmissions@calgary.ca​.

3. Residential Parking Program Review
Changes have been proposed to the residential parking program; some of the proposed changes include implementing a fee for some users, increasing the fee for permits, and changes to visitor parking permits. These changes were presented at the Transportation and Transit Committee on October 21, please read the detailed report here.

4. Changes to Parking for Businesses
The City is proposing the removal of minimum requirements for businesses from the Land Use Bylaw to help businesses as they recover from the economic downturn and support Calgary’s climate goals . If the proposed changes are approved, it means that businesses and developers will determine their parking needs. Click the link above to read more on the proposed amendments.

Tip Sheet – Types of Committees 
Is your board creating new committees to implement their work? Perhaps your existing committees needs support in updating their terms of references? We have some great resources to help!