January 19, 2017
You're Invited!
On Saturday, February 11 join us in celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary by tasting Canadian wines at Cork Connection at the Rosscarrock Community Association from 7-10pm! Tickets are only $30/person or $50/pair!

Enjoy the company of fellow tasters while a sommelier takes you through tasting three white wines and three red wines with a pairing of delicious cheeses and fruits, and bid on exciting silent auction items.

Click here to purchase tickets today
The Engagement Toolkit
Get started on your community's New Year resolutions to engage your residents by
purchasing an engagement toolkit for only $25! Watch the launch video here for some inspiration.
Board Basics for Community Associations: Part 1 - Saturday, January 21
Calgary Heritage Initiative: Broadcast and Print Media Skills Workshop - Saturday, January 21
Planning Committees 101: Getting Started - Tuesday, January 24
Building Community: How to Engage Diverse Populations - Tuesday, January 31
Internal Controls and Financial Policies - Thursday, February 2
Click here for more workshops and events.
Mayor's Food Drive Results
Thanks to the 25 organizations that took part in this event last month we raised a total of 4,300 pounds of food and over $5,000 in funds for the Calgary Food Bank. This equals a total of $13,600 in food and funds that was used to help feed those in need during the holiday season!

Board Basics
Have you recently stepped up and joined a board? Want more info on how these organizations are run, what it means to be on a not-for-profit board, and the kinds of responsibilities volunteer directors share? Register today for Board Basics Part 1 here!

Is your Free Little Library empty?
Calgary Reads is a non-profit that works with communities to create positive literacy outcomes for children. They believe reading is for everyone. With that in mind you can access their collection of books in order to sustain your Free Little Library. Contact to be added to their distribution list to help build literacy in your community!
Canada's 150th Grants
Is your community association hosting an event to celebrate Canada’s 150th? Check out the Community Initiatives Program's (CIP) Alberta Canada 150 grant to see if it can support what you’re doing. Click here for more information.

Canada's Volunteer Awards
Do you know an extraordinary volunteer? Nominate them for Canada’s Volunteer Awards. Canada's Volunteer Awards recognize the contributions of volunteers, businesses and innovative not-for-profit organizations in improving the well-being of people and communities. For more information click here.

Apply to Become a Member on the Assessment Review Board (ARB)
The ARB is looking for Calgarians to serve as members of the Board. The ARB hears formal complaints from the public who disagree with the assessed values of property and business, as determined by The City of Calgary. Learn More. A background in law, assessment, real estate, property management, property development or property appraisal is required. Deadline is February 3.
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. The Green Line had a very productive year in 2016. Read here for some highlights
  2. The Draft Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP), a collaborative document between the City of Calgary and the M.D. of Foodhills is now out! Read more about it here.
  3. Circulation packages will no longer contain personal information as to comply with FOIP. Read about the Circulation package updates here.
  4. Applicant Planning Overview has been updated to be a fillable form for select development permits. CAs will receive the planning overview with their circulation package. Read about the change here.

Employment Standards – Toolkit for Employers

Need some help on employment basics? Check out this great resource from the Government of Alberta, that can help you with all the labour law standards you need!

We have lots more on our Members Only site under section 16 - Human Resources.

  1. Evaluating Your Executive Director's Performance
  2. Nonprofit Human Resources Best Practices Toolkit
  3. Sample Employment Agreement Template
  4. Sample Staff Policy Procedure Manual
  5. Working Alone – A Guide
Click here for more helpful resources.

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