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COVID 19 Response

Our member organizations are working hard to support their members and the entire Calgary community during this pandemic.  We are actively looking to understand not only the health challenges of COVID19 but also the profound social, psychological and economic impacts. We will be working with our members, listening and using our public voice to bring forward these issues to the people who have the power to address them. If you need help visit our help page at: https://www.calgarycommongood.org/resources_to_help_during_covid_19

Mental Health and Addictions

Every day we witness the impacts of mental health issues, while all of us work towards mental wellness. This campaign will focus on increasing access to mental health and addiction recovery resources as well as other ways to reduce adverse stress and promote mental wellness. 

Social Isolation and Building Community

Social isolation is a growing problem in our city.  How can we build stronger communities? How do we overcome our divisions - whether they come from race, class, religion, or neighborhood? How can we welcome our differences so that they become our strengths?  

We Build Leaders

“I went to the training and discovered practical ways that I can build relationships and take action to bring about change in our city.”

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The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good is everyday people taking powerful action together for the common good.

We develop the diverse voices of our community, building relationships across religious, racial, class, and neighborhood lines.

Then we knit them together one by one to build the power to make the positive changes they want to see in our community, making our shared home a better place to live and thrive.

See What Makes Us Different

We don’t organize for justice and social change FOR people. We organize for justice and social change WITH people.

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We are in the News! COVID-19 Media coverage

Our leaders were featured in several articles and news stories related to COVID-19. Here are some examples. 

The SPAWL wrote an article on how the Common Good is becoming are new common Sense

https://www.sprawlcalgary.com/common-sense-for-uncommon-times

 

Our Board Chair was featured in two articles about how we can respond during COVID-19. 

https://livewirecalgary.com/2020/03/17/free-calgary-transit-during-coronavirus-pandemic-councillor-suggests/

https://globalnews.ca/news/6687228/calgary-food-bank-closes-temporarily-to-shore-up-covid-19-procedures/

 

Our Lead Organizer wrote a piece on our need to respond to our fear by turning to each other: 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-covid-19-social-distancing-1.5499045

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Part-time Administrative Coordinator Position

The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good is hiring a part-time administrative coordinator. 

Time: 10hours/week (This may increase over time)

Wage: $20-$23/hour (plus 10% in leu of pension and benefits) 

Vacation: 3 Weeks vacation, 1 week sick leave per year.

Overtime: Taken as time in lieu. 

Accountability: Reports to Lead Organizer. Will meet regularly with the lead organizer to develop a work plan and prioritize items from the below list.  

Responsibilities:

The Administrative Coordinator will either carry out or work with volunteers/staff to support the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good in the following areas:

Coordinate Communications - Work with volunteers to do the following: 

  • Social media posts, editing, responding and formatting. 
  • Assist with/edit newsletter and email blasts
  • Send out press releases and media relations
  • Update website

Fundraising and Event Support

  • Support event planning and coordination.
  • Manage registrations.
  • Assist in managing individual donors.

Operations

  • Bookkeeping
  • Meeting planning and preparation
  • Manage events/meeting calendar
  • Invoicing and membership management
  • Data entry
  • Support for projects

Lead Organizer support

  • Email management
  • Calendar management
  • Document editing, preparation, and organizing
  • Expense reporting
  • Assist with proposal writing 

Skills required or willing to learn: 

  1. An ability to use Nation Builder website platform
  2. An ability to use Facebook, Twitter and other social media
  3. Editing and writing
  4. QuickBooks and basic bookkeeping
  5. Microsoft Office and Google suite programs
  6. Email and calendar management
  7. Organization and coordination of volunteers. 
  8. A basic understanding of community organizing 

Application: Please send a resume and cover letter to info@calgarycommongood.org. If you have any questions, please use the same email address.

Deadline: Please apply by March 15, 2020

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CUPE 1169 - Library Workers Join CACG

We are pleased to welcome the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1169 (CUPE 1169) which represents Calgary and Cochrane Library workers. They are excited to join in our shared work especially in the area of social isolation.  Librarians interact with a broad cross-section of our city daily.  Welcome!

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Events Centre: Net-zero

The Environment Team is looking at the possibility of focusing on making the new major civic building project be net-zero buildings. The Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) is asking Calgarians for our input on the design of the new Events Centre to replace the Saddledome. This is our chance to ask for a net-zero, water-wise building and grounds that will host zero-waste events.

  1. We are asking you to respond to the survey before March 27. To fill out the survey go to  https://www.calgarymlc.ca/ecengage and click on the red survey button. 
  2. Note that the survey does not ask about sustainability. You will need to fill in your thoughts on net-zero using the “Other” and open-ended question options. Some ideas of what you can add include:
  • “100% renewable power”
  • “Carbon-Capture composite concrete and other reused or renewable materials”
  • “return for deposit cups/zero-waste building”
  • “greenest building in Canada”
  • Zero waste events
  • Net-zero building
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Building Teams: COVID-19 Response Step 1

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 07:00 PM

Our priority in how we respond to the COVID-19 is to build what will be the foundation for everything else we do, building teams in each of our ... RSVP