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November 30, 2016
BREAKING NEWS
We're Moving!
As of January 2 we will have a new home! After 30 years in the Condon Building on 16th Avenue and 14th Street SW we are moving to the North East (address above). We are excited to settle in and we hope you come visit us at our Open House on Wednesday, January 11!
Please update your records with our new address for the New Year.

Open House

You're invited to come check out our new office, chat with our staff team, and enjoy some light refreshments on Wednesday, January 11 from 4 - 6 pm.
Click here to RSVP today.

Holiday Office Closure
Please note that our offices are closed for the holidays as of Friday, December 16. We will re-open at our new office location on Wednesday, January 4.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Partners in Planning (PIP): Development Appeals at SDAB (Core) - Saturday, December 10
The Ins and Outs of Special Event Planning - Wednesday, January 11
New Office Open House - Wednesday, January 11
Presidents Roles and Responsibilities - Thursday, January 12
Partners in Planning (PIP): Growth and Change, Infill Development (Elective) - Saturday, January 14
Click here for more workshops and events.
TRENDING NOW
Mayor’s Annual 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!

Engaging Vulnerable People Resource
We learned a lot from our Engaging Vulnerable People workshop presented by the Calgary Drop In on November 17. We learned about Calgarians who experience homeless. If you weren't able to make the workshop we created a resource on the topic here.

#yycca
Attention community associations on Twitter! Don't forget to use the hashtag #yycca when tweeting about your events, programs, offerings, etc. so that we can search all things community association related to re-tweet and share all the great work you're doing!
WORD ON THE STREET
Little Free Pantries
A spin on Little Free Libraries, a local group called the YYC Little Free Pantry Project is encouraging Calgarians to leave non-perishable goods and essentials in the small wooden structures. The first two are in Crescent Heights and Bowness. Click here for more or here for an article on this exciting new project.

Calgary Arts Development Input Needed
Calgary Arts Development is seeking your input for the renewed Arts and Culture Infrastructure Strategy and Capital Plan through engagement sessions. For more information and registration click here.

Great Kids Awards
Do you know an exceptional kid, aged five to 18, who has made positive contributions while overcoming life’s hardships? If so, nominate them for a Great Kids Award! Deadline is December 16. Click here for more information.
PLANNING UPDATE
Goodbye from Dan
Over the past 2+ years I have gotten to know and work with many of Calgary’s dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable community association planning volunteers and I have learned so much from working with all of you! As of December 5, I’ll be saying goodbye to the Federation and moving on to another planning role. To everyone I’ve worked with through the Federation, I want to pass on a huge thank you for the work you do, and the opportunity to play a part in it!

Here are a few highlights from the Federation planning world this month- be sure to check our blog for a complete listing of recent events and updates.
  1. We’re excited to announce that the communities of Bowness and Haysboro have been selected for this year’s EVDS planning partnership. Looking forward to the projects and discussion!
  2. Join us for Partners in Planning on Development Appeals at the SDAB on December 10. This is the last core course offered for the season. Register here!
  3. The City of Calgary is creating a master plan for the Rundle LRT Station area. Click here to learn more.
  4. Developed Areas Guidebook update. Read here for the draft and the details on the timeline.
FEATURED RESOURCE

Benefits of Volunteering
How can you encourage volunteerism in your community? Check out the 10 professional benefits of volunteering and see how you can use them to entice residents to support their your local community association.

HELPFUL RESOURCES
  1. Canadian Code of Volunteer Involvement
  2. How to Develop a Volunteer Program
  3. Volunteer Role Design
Click here for more helpful resources.
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