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November 17, 2016
BREAKING NEWS
Little Libraries Up For Grabs!
Do you have bookworms in your neighbourhood? SAIT Polytechnic is offering seven free Little Libraries to interested community associations! If your community would like one please email Tyson. Communities will be selected on a first come, first served basis.
To learn more about Little Libraries check out our resource here.
The Mayor’s Christmas Food Drive
This annual event is back for its 28th year. How can your community association help Calgarians in need this holiday season?
Email Tara to get your Calgary Food Bank donation boxes and start collecting items from our Wish List today!

Are You Covered?
Join Neil Hogg from Toole Peet Insurance on Tuesday, December 6 to learn about common insurance claims and what organizations can do to ensure they are protected. This event is free.
Click here for more details and registration.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Partners in Planning (PIP): The Land Use Bylaw (Core Course) - Saturday, November 19
DAYTIME Session: How The City can support community associations - Wednesday, November 23
EVENING Session: How The City can support community associations - Tuesday, November 29
Partners in Planning (PIP): Development Appeals at SDAB (Core Course) - Saturday, December 10
Click here for more workshops and events.
TRENDING NOW
Free Waste Workshop
November is here which means the Business Recycling Bylaw for all organizations is now in effect. Our friends at Green Calgary want to help you out! Click here for information on how you can book a free waste recycling workshop!   

Calgary's Local Food System
The Calgary Food System Assessment and Action Plan is Calgary’s Council-endorsed food strategy with a vision is to create a sustainable and resilient Calgary food system so that every citizen has access to local, healthy and environmentally-friendly food. They are hosting an open house on November 24. Click here to learn more.
WORD ON THE STREET
Get Moving YYC
Did you know that from November 28 to December 3 it's #GetMovingYYC Week? This awareness campaign is looking to encourage Calgarians to get up and be active. For more info on the free events that week or how you can get involved click here.

Family Violence Prevention Month
This November long event started in 1986 as a local initiative in the town of Hinton, Alberta where concerned residents launched a campaign. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Family Violence Prevention Month. See how your organization can show its support here.
PLANNING UPDATE
There’s lots going on in the planning world this month! Below are a few highlights, but be sure to check our blog for a complete listing.
  1. Join us for our SDAB PIP course on December 10. This is the last core course offered for the season. Register here!
  2. Calgary Transit will be introducing four crosstown BRTs.  Learn more here.
  3. Have you been keeping up with the Green Line project? Learn about the different stages of the project and how you can provide your input here.
FEATURED RESOURCE

Financial Accountability Handbook
Check out this excellent and extensive resource to help your board understand financial fundamentals and best practices for accountability!

The handbook is free for download from Members Only here, or available for sale as a hard-copy binder from our Online Store.

HELPFUL RESOURCES
  1. Getting Your Books Ready for the Audit
  2. Guide to Financial Responsibilities of Boards (Muttart)
  3. Financial Wellbeing Checklist
  4. Stiff penalties for not filing the T1044
  5. Understanding Financial Statements

Click here for more helpful resources.
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