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April 7, 2015
3 Things for Calgary
Did you know that you can rent our "Great Big 3" as part of
3 Things for Calgary to use at your community events to promote involvement, engagement, and membership?! Email Rebecca to find out more.

National Volunteer Week
April 10 - 16 is National Volunteer Week in Canada and on behalf of all Calgarians we want to sincerely thank community volunteers for all they do each and every day to improve neighbourhood life in Calgary!

Have you heard about Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design or CPTED? CPTED is a concept that enhances safety by influencing the physical design of our community and encourages neighbours to be getting out into our communities! Attend our
FREE CPTED workshop on April 13 to learn more.

Partners in Planning: Community Character (Elective) - Saturday, April 9
Partners in Crime Prevention: CPTED - Wednesday, April 13
GST for Not-for-Profits - Thursday, April 14
Imagine Fairview Part 2: Follow Up - Saturday, April 16
Board Compliance Basics for Community Associations: Part 2 (North) - Saturday, April 16
On-Site Safety Practices: From Construction to Maintenance - Wednesday, April 20
Click here for more upcoming workshops and events.

March Community Association Awareness Month
Another March Community Association Awareness Month has come and gone! We hope you enjoyed our campaign this year. Feel free at any time to refer back and use any of our promotional posters by visiting the webpage.

Neighbour Day 2016
Neighbour Day 2016 will take place on Saturday, June 18. This day provides a wonderful opportunity to bring neighbours together to get to know one another.  Is your community association planning an event or initiative? If so, let us know!

Residential Speed Limit
This topic is currently trending province-wide. Click here to read about it, and let us know your thoughts.

Invite us!
Wondering about what we have to offer to you as a member? We’re happy to come out to your community association board meeting and share! Email us!

Save the Date!
Board Leadership Calgary is back for our third year!  Saturday, May 28 will feature a day-long program of engaging and informative workshops for board member of voluntary and nonprofit organizations. Registration link coming soon. 

Limited Free Workshop Spots
On April 12, the Alberta Low Impact Development Partnership is hosting a workshop on stormwater and redevelopment, and has offered us a limited number of FREE spots for community association representatives! Click here to snag yours. 

Community Planning Exchange
Join us on Saturday, May 7 as we make our first step into urban design. Learn about what urban design is and how to speak to apply these principles to your community! Register today.

Flood Information Sessions
The City of Calgary is hosting two flood readiness information sessions in May for Calgarians to find out what The City is doing to prepare for the upcoming flood high-risk time period. Click here for more information.


Here we’ll give you a summary of recent planning updates and upcoming events. Click here to see all of our planning updates and to read more. This edition’s top three are:

  1. Announcing our next Community Planning Exchange event on Urban Design: May 7
  2. Workshop- Partners in Planning: Community Character on April 9
  3. The City of Calgary has updated their Engage Portal website. Click here to see.

Conversations About Capacity Building


Top Tens!

  1. Ten professional development benefits of volunteering
  2. Top Ten Successful Volunteer Engagement Tips
  3. Ten Ways to Create Fun Projects For Youth Volunteers
Click here for more helpful resources.

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