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Mental Health and Addictions

Lack of support in the area of mental illness and addiction have been a growing concern for many years.  With the arrival of COVID-19 many experts are concerned about an 'echo pandemic' of mental health challenges.  From our research over the last year we have identified three areas we believe will make a signficant postive change in the mental health and wellness of all Albertans.   For free online training on various mental health concerns including Trauma Informed Care, Grief, Crisis Intervention and more please view our webinars under the "Get Involved - Training Resources" page.

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 Environment team invites us to image a brighter climate future.  The Environment 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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Build the Green Line Now | The Alliance at City Hall

The Green Line Committee met last week - and we learned that construction of the line won't be starting until 2022.

We presented at City Council during the meeting. Jane Ebbern represented the team and you can listen in to her presentation below.

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Mental Health Strategy Passes

This morning, city council passed the Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.

Last week we took action by asking our city councillors to pass the Mental Health strategy at committee. Today it has now passed at council and will begin to be implemented across the city.

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TAKE ACTION: Mental Health & Addictions

Today city council published its proposed Mental Health and Addiction Strategy [PDF], and it's going to council on Tuesday.

This strategy is years in the making. Work that we have done during the #KeepCalgaryStrong Campaign, ongoing engagement with the city, the city's listening session with our members and our mental health advocacy, has all helped shaped this strategy and get it this far.

The next step is this push over the finish line to get council's endorsement.

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Foundations for Community Organizing

Monday, April 12, 2021 at 07:00 PM

This introductory training provides content based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), which buil... RSVP

Leader's Luncheon: Implicit Bias with Dr. Valerie Pruegger

Monday, April 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM

On April 19th we invite you to attend our leaders luncheon with Dr. Valerie Pruegger to discuss implici... RSVP

Training: Coffee with a Candidate

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 at 07:00 PM

During our upcoming civic election, we want the candidates for city councillor and mayor to address the issues that matter to you.