September 21, 2016
Getting Engaged
Our annual Beyond the Four Walls Community Conference: Getting Engaged is fast approaching! Join us on Saturday, October 1 for new and interesting ways to engage your community and to hear inspiring stories from your peers. Don't miss out; register today!
Energizing Spaces Fund Deadline September 30
The round two application deadline for the Energizing Spaces Fund is next Friday, September 30. This is the last chance to apply for 2016 so don't miss your chance to replace your old energy-sucking appliances or outdoor lighting.
 Click here to apply online today or for more information.

Meet Tyson!
We are excited to welcome Tyson, our new Building Safe Communities (BSC) Coordinator.  A Mount Royal alumni from the Criminal Justice program, he has an inkling for well-organized events and is a self-proclaimed facilitation nerd. He is also an active volunteer in his community and he believes that neighbourhoods should be building ‘tables’ to bring people together.
Beyond the Four Walls Conference: Getting Engaged - Saturday, October 1
Treasurer's Workshop for the Inexperienced Accountant: Part 1 - Thursday, October 6
Recycling & Your Organization: Helpful Info, Resources & Practical Tips - Wednesday, October 12
Partners in Planning (PIP): Basics of Implementation Planning (Core) - Saturday, October 15
Partners in Crime Prevention: Fraud Awareness - Wednesday, October 19
Click here for more workshops and events.
Engagement Toolkit
You have probably heard the buzz over the last few months and the day is almost here! We are finally releasing our much anticipated engagement toolkit at our Getting Engaged conference next Saturday, October 1! This toolkit is your one-stop-shop to getting engaged. It contains 32 engagement tools in recipe card format so that they are simple and easy to read. Join us for our release party, or our “engagement party” if you will, on October 1 to get your copy at a reduced price of only $15+GST.

Save the Date!
Who Done It & Who Won It, our annual volunteer recognition event, will take place on Friday, October 21. Put the date down on your calendars and keep an eye out for your email invite within the next week!
Community Visioning is Back!
Is your community interested in envisioning your future? Apply to be part of our Community Visioning projects in conjunctions with students from the University of Calgary! Learn about our different programs or apply here. Application deadline is Sunday, September 25.

Doors Open Calgary
On Saturday, September 24 it's time to check out interesting buildings and sites all around the city, many which are normally off-limits to the public. Check the list of sites and buildings taking part.

Energy Presentation & Discussion
The Solar Energy Society of Alberta is hosting "Alberta: A renewable Energy Superpower?" on Monday, September 26. Click here for more information.

Here are the latest planning updates. Feel free to contact Dan or Carrie for more details at and
  1. City of Calgary is looking for stakeholders to review the Childcare Service policy
  2. Federation Planning Volunteer Opportunities
  3. Main Streets - The City has planned engagement sessions have been planned for a number of Main Streets communities: click here to see communities and dates, or click here to learn more at the City’s website.
Proceed With Caution!
Become more aware and safe with our Slow The Flow of Traffic resource! We can all begin to make proactive decisions while driving, walking and cycling to make our communities safer. We also have this resource available in nine different languages on Members Only!
  1. Personal Safety While Driving
  2. Personal Safety While Walking
  3. Check out the City of Calgary’s resource about school and playground zones
  4. Visit this educational toolkit on traffic safety.
      Click here for more helpful resources.

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