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Providing a Basic Income to Canadians

Basic Income (BI), is a program where a regular, predictable income is unconditionally available to recipients who need it. BI provides an amount of money capable of supporting a stable, healthy life, and enables all who receive it to be full participants in the economy.  There are many aspects to consider in adopting a Basic Income program including costs, implentation challenges, marketplace impact and social benefits.    On June 22, 2020 we sent this letter calling for the implementation of a Basic Income program to Prime Minister Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Freeland and Minister of Finance Minister Morneau. 

Truth and Reconciliation

Many steps with one goal Our Truth & Reconcilation Research Action Team encompasses both Indigenous Elders and Non-Indigenous Leaders that continually examine steps we can take as a society to address the consequences of our colonial past.  On May 25th, Delegates at our Assembly voted to support a call for an Aboriginal Liason Office in every district of the Calgary Police Services.     

The Environment & The Green Line

As plans are made to re-start our economy the Enviroment team invites us to image a brighter climate future.  The Enviroment team, led by our member organization, the Climate Hub, is asking that the City of Calgary build for not just stimulus but climate through our Green Stimulus plan.

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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.

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Weekly News & Events August 24, 2020

YYC Community Helpers Volunteer Call out

YYC Community Helpers, one of our CACG initiatives, is in the immediate need of volunteers to deliver Food Bank food hampers weekday mornings (M,T, W, F) to households within Calgary experiencing food insecurity.  If you are interested, you can read more about the requirements of the position on the Propellus volunteer posting here.

From Our Environment Research Action Team:

Defend Alberta Parks Campaign - Letters to MLAs and lawn signs in Calgary

www.defendabparks.ca

The Alberta government is planning to close 20 parks and remove 164 from the Alberta Parks system. A total of 175 parks (37% of Alberta parks) will lose protection and Albertans could lose access. 4,400 campsites may be lost. 7 of 10 Albertans oppose these closures / removals. This decision was made without public consultation and without evidence of cost savings. 

We need your help. The changes are not yet final. Please join the Alberta Environmental Network, CPAWS Northern Alberta and CPAWS Southern Alberta and tens of thousands of Albertans who have already spoken up against these changes. Tell your MLA that Alberta Parks are important to you and should not be closed / removed. We are mobilizing an MLA letter-writing and lawn sign campaign in Calgary - please find us at www.defendabparks.ca

Go to www.defendabparks.ca to send a letter to your MLA, request a lawn sign, donate or volunteer. And please spread the word and tell others. Thank you! For more information contact info@defendabparks.ca.

Building Mental Health Resiliency: Weds. September 16 at 7pm.

We are only beginning to understand the significant connections between our mental and physical health. Join us for a webinar on Building Mental Health Resiliency to learn about the "mix of six," resiliency factors that contribute to health and well-being. These resiliency factors: love and support, stress management, sleep, physical activity, diet and healthy environment, can be supported by mind-body practices that reduce stress, including the practice of mindfulness.

Bess Yang and John Wang will present an overview of Mental Health Resiliency.

Doctors Linda Carlson and Bonnie Caplan will present on resiliency factors, such as mental health & nutrition and the benefits of meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi for stress reduction.

For more information or to register please click here.

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Basic Income - The Time is Now!

On June 22, 2020 we sent this letter calling for the implementation of a Basic Income program to Prime Minister Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Freeland and Minister of Finance Minister Morneau. 

Today, we are asking you to contact your Member of Parliament directly to show your support as well.  
For a sample letter and/or talking points please go here
For a link to your MP's contact information please go here.
To sign our petition please go here
To learn more about Basic Income go here.
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Weekly News & Domestic Violence Webinar

This Thursday, June 27: Domestic Violence Webinar: at 7-9p.m.

Thursday, June 25: 7-9 p.m. Click here for more information and to register.

“Domestic violence is at epidemic levels in Alberta with 1 in 3 individuals experiencing violence in their lifetime. The impact of domestic violence knows no bounds. Incidents of domestic violence exist across rural and urban areas, within all cultural and faith communities, amongst university educated professionals with a roof over their heads and those who don’t know where their next safe place to sleep will be.

Join us for a presentation by Carolyn Mitchell, Real Talk Program Coordinator at Sagesse. Carolyn Mitchell works as the Real Talk Program Coordinator with Sagesse.

This presentation is jointly sponsored by CACG, Calgary Interfaith Council, and the I-CARE (Interfaith Community Approach Resisting and Eliminating Hate, Racism and Violence) Task Force.

 

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Province to examine Green Line

The Green Line received City of Calgary approval this past week.  Now, a letter received from Transportation Ric McIver indicating the Green Line project will be reviewed by the province is pause for concern.  The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good has responded with a committment to write the province and involve our membership.

From 660 News:  

"That’s prompted the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good to write to all Calgary MLAs including McIver and Premier Jason Kenney ensuring they keep their end of the bargain."

The full article with letter, the City of Calgary's response and our committment to keep the Green Line alive can be found here.

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Core Team Training

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 07:00 PM

What is your dream for Calgary? What would exist in the city you’d like to be a part of?

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Leader's Lunch: "Preserving Public Life"

Wednesday, October 07, 2020 at 12:00 PM

During COVID19 our public life has come under attack, not from the pandemic, but from laws that have been passed... RSVP

Psychological First Aid Training

Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 02:00 PM

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is a way of helping people immediately after a disaster or emergency.  PFA providers give practical support in a w... RSVP