Current Campaigns

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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?  

Truth and Reconciliation

It is time that we face the truth of our colonial past and how it has impacted all of us. We must not just face our past, we also need to build new, life-giving relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people so that together we can shape a relationship in which all can thrive. 

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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Latest News

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Another Victory on Transit

In early January it came to light that the city was going to change a $2.50 fee for online ordering of low income transit passes. To again ask low income people to pay more or alternatively to ask people with disabilities to make a trip to city hall and stand in a long line to avoid the fee makes little sense. Because of the relationships we have built with media – they reached out to us to respond – and we did. Councillor Chahal also spoke out again this fee, then Councillor Farrell raised the issues with administration. The result is that the fee how now been reversed, keeping transit affordable for our city’s most vulnerable residents.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/new-online-convenience-fee-disappoints-subsidized-transit-advocate

https://livewirecalgary.com/2020/01/13/calgary-transit-to-reimburse-convenience-fee-for-low-income-transit-users/

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Keep Calgary Strong 2.0

During the fall of 2019 as City Council was looking to make more cuts and to increase the cost of the low-income transit pass by 250%, we mobilized #KeepCalgaryStrong a second time. 

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Founding Assembly in the News!

Our Founding Assembly got some great coverage in the new. Below are some links to some of our media coverage. Take a look at some of the coverage.

 

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Founding Assembly: A Powerful Evening

What a powerful evening

Last night Knox was full. Full of people. Full of energy. Full of possibility. It started with the beautiful singing and dancing of our children. A blessing and song from Elder Good Eagle. Then came the role call. Organization after organization came up to not only demonstrate the power we represent, but also why it was important. Then with, everyone stood and with some good whooping and hollering we formally founding the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good.

 

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Events

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Leadership Retreat 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 09:00 AM

This is our annual retreat/planning day for our strategy team and team leads. 

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Mental Health - Community Helper Training

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 07:00 PM

How can we be equipped to better respond to the mental health challenges in our communities? This training will provide skills people ne... View event

February Core Team Workshop

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 07:00 PM

Our core team workshops are focused on supporting our member organizations' core team so that they can use the skills and processes of community... RSVP