September 30, 2020 Get Engaged!

September 30, 2020 Get Engaged!

September 30, 2020

In this issue:

  • Upcoming: Our 2020 AGM
  • Lunch n’ Learn – Urban Planning Committee Onboarding
  • Electric e-Scooter Pilot Survey
  • CITIZENS+STUDENTS Project Applications are Open!

… and more!






Upcoming: Our 2020 AGM! 
To adhere to social distancing, this year for our AGM we will be trying something new, A Drive-In Annual General Meeting! Join us on October 22 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Federation office #110- 720 28 St NE, for a night filled with laughter, snacks and a different approach to AGMS. Click here to view our 2020 AGM package. Click here to register! Be part of it!



Faces of Community Nominations 
What makes Calgary a great place to live? It’s all the wonderful volunteers that work with different organizations! We’re still accepting nominations for the 2021 Faces of the Community. Help us recognize the fantastic volunteers in your community. To nominate someone, click here.  Don’t wait, the deadline for nominations is October 14, 2020.

Partners in Planning
Join us for a special Heritage Partners in Planning Session. Join City planners as they discuss the importance of heritage assets to the City, how to find the inventory list of assets and the designation process. We will also be discussing the new tools and incentives approved by City Council that will be used to protect heritage assets in the City. Additionally, our workshops have moved online! So please join us on Saturday October 3, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Registration is required, please sign up by clicking this link. Please note that an additional PIP session on Heritage will be scheduled at a later date.





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Lunch n’ Learn – Urban Planning Committee
October 1 will be our first Lunch n’ Learn for the 2020 -2021 workshop guide. This discussion will help anyone who has recently joined their community association’s planning committee. Our planners will walk you through your potential responsibilities. Come learn what resources are available and opportunities to connect with others in the planning field! Click here to register. To see all of our Lunch n’ Learn sessions click here.

ENMAX Energizing Spaces 
Has your community association applied for the Enmax Energizing Spaces Fund yet? You have until October 30, 2020, to apply! Energizing Spaces was created 2015 to ensure Calgary community spaces can continue to enhance our neighbourhoods for many years to come. There are three application streams: appliances, rink and safety lighting, and energy efficiency install. For more information and how to apply, click here!

Table Talk – Closing Entries
Did you know at year end you will need to close your accounts? Join us on October 13 from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm for our Table Talk Tuesday about closing entries. During the talk, we will walk you through what accounts need closing, as well as an example of how to do it. Our Table Talk online sessions happen the second and last Tuesday of every month. Click here to register for the Closing Entries talk. To see all our Table Talks, click here!




Electric Scooter Pilot-Survey 
The shared e-Scooter pilot is set to end in late October 2020. The City of Calgary wants to hear your feedback about the e-Scooter pilot. Fill out the survey to share your experiences with the e-Scooters from the past two years, and your opinions of fleet size, where you ride, user behaviour, and why you are or are not using the scooters. The online survey is available until October 7, 2020, click here to fill out the survey!

Pandemic Recovery Program 

The Calgary Foundation’s Pandemic Recovery Program is in phase two of its three phases. The Pandemic Recovery Program is a grant program open to all registered charities in Calgary and area, as well as First Nations community in Treaty 7 region.  Phase two is the re-entry and rebuilding phase of the grant. The deadline to register for phase two of the grant is October 5, 2020. For more information and apply, click here.

Watch Out! The Grandparent Scam is Back
Unfortunately, the grandparent scam is back. This is a scam that is specifically used to target seniors. The scammer will call a senior and pretend to be their grandchild. Callers will have a panicked tone in their voice and ask for a minute of your time, the scammer will tell seniors they have been hurt, are in jail or that they need money now. To protect yourself and loved ones, make sure you don’t give any personal information, ask questions, and after you hang up, call another family to confirm the story. Click here for more information on the scam.


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. CITIZENS+STUDENTS Project applications are open!
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 (CAs) in their decision-making process around land use and development issues. To access the application, click the above link. To learn more about the project this year, please click here. To view projects from previous years, click here.

2. Partners in Planning

Join us for a special Heritage Partners in Planning Session. Join City planners as they discuss the importance of heritage assets to the City, how to find the inventory list of assets and the designation process. We will also be discussing the new tools and incentives approved by City Council that will be used to protect heritage assets in the City. Additionally, our workshops have moved online! So please join us on Saturday October 3, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Registration is required, please sign up by clicking this link. Please note that an additional PIP session on Heritage will be scheduled at a later date.

3. 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 will be presented to the SPC on Planning and Urban Development on October 7. To find the proposed versions of the MDP and CTP, and more information on how to make a submission through the clerks, click the link above. You can also make a submission directly to committee.

4. Neighbourhood Speed Limit Review

Neighbourhood speed limits in the City of Calgary have been reviewed. A report of the findings will be presented to the Transportation & Transit Committee today, September 30, at 9:30 am. Recommendations include changing the unposted speed limit from 50 km/h to 40 km/h within the city limits. You can find the report 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​.



Tip Sheet – Financial reporting to the Board 
Are you the new treasure on your board or the bookkeeper on your team? Maybe you are a board member who would like to increase their financial literacy? Have no fear, we’ve got you covered with some great brand new resources to support you!