September 8, 2016
Get Engaged with us on October 1!
Join us on Saturday, October 1 for our annual Beyond the Four Walls Conference: Getting Engaged, featuring peer networking, fabulous speakers, breakfast and lunch refreshments, door prizes, and the launch of our new and exciting resource, the Engagement Toolkit. Purchase your ticket today and you will get a copy of the Engagement Toolkit for only $15, a $10 savings!
Click here to register or for more information.
Nominate a Neighbour Before September 16
The nominations deadline for our four annual Community Volunteer Awards is Friday, September 16. Don't miss out on recognizing a hard-working volunteer who helps make your community a great place to live. It's easy and can be done online here.

2016-17 Workshop Guide
Click here to view our 2016-17 Workshop Guide and read about all the exciting offerings we have for you this year! Some new additions include Twitter 201,  Recycling and Your Organization, Alberta Food Safety Basics, Partners in Planning: Heritage Preservation and Community Character, and more!

Community Representation Framework Task Force Nominations Are IN!
We have been asked to submit two community association (CA) names and one resident association (RA) name in a non-binding nomination process for the Community Representation Framework Task Force. Twelve very worthy CA volunteers put their names forward and two RA folks stepped up. Read more
Contextual Dwelling Monitoring Review: Report Back - Tuesday, September 20
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
Click here for more workshops and events.
Energizing Spaces Fund Deadline Sept. 30
The round two application deadline for the Energizing Spaces Fund is September 30, 2016. 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.

Thanks for Chipping in Fore Communities!
We held our 4th Annual Chip in Fore Communities Golf Tournament on Friday, August 12 at the Canal at Delacour Golf Club, and what a fun and successful event it was! Thank you to everyone who came.
Click here to check out photos from the fun-filled day.

Apply for Community Visioning
Is your community interested in envisioning their future? Apply to be part of our community visioning projects in collaboration with University of Calgary Urban Studies and Environmental Design students! Learn about our different programs

Varsity General Manager
Varsity Community Association is looking for a General Manager. Click here for the job posting.
Contextual Dwelling Monitoring Report Report Back
On September 20, we will be co-hosting a follow up session with the City from the June 7, 2016 meeting on contextual dwellings. The City will be presenting on the comments and input heard to date as well as provide opportunities for additional comments. Register

In My Backyard Contest
CIR Realty is offering a total of four $5,000 grants for entries and voting from September 5 through to October 10. Grants recipients are decided by public votes
, announced the week of October 11. For full details please visit

Serve on City of Calgary’s Appeal Boards
Share your expertise and experience by applying between Sept. 6 and Oct. 4 to serve on one of Calgary’s tribunals. Calgarians serving on these appeal boards make decisions on appeals regarding planning, licensing and certain other decisions made by The City’s administration. Each tribunal has unique member requirements and eligibility. For more info visit or

Welcome back! We’ve had a busy summer with many planning updates - find them on our planning blog, and check regularly for the most-to-date planning news!
  1. Developed Areas Guidebook: Draft 2 is out!
  2. City of Calgary is looking for stakeholders to review the Childcare Service policy  
  3. Federation Planning Volunteer Opportunities

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