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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.

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

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Our Impact

So, what sort of Impact are we having?  Approximately $77 Million Dollars! 

When we do our best to approximate what we helped preserve with our KeepCalgaryStrong campaign, it comes out to around $77 million dollars. This is based on preserving the city’s mental health strategy, preserving the low-income transit pass and preventing deeper cuts during the November Budget discussions.

This is an approximation (so if anyone wants to research a more accurate number you are quite welcome to), but it gives us a sense of what we have accomplished together. So, has your time building relationships, developing your leadership, turning people out for actions, contacting your city councillors and sharing your story had an impact?  

The simple answer is yes.  A big impact.

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The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 38 joins CACG

The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good is pleased to welcome the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 38 (CUPE) as members of our organization.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 38 (CUPE) represents 5,100 Administrative and Technical employees at the City of Calgary, ENMAX and the Calgary Parking Authority.  As an affiliate local of the largest union in Canada, CUPE is committed to improving the economic and social well-being of its members and Calgarians.  CUPE Local 38 is a proud member of the Alberta Federation of Labour and the Canadian Labour Congress.  Solidarity is the core belief of the labour movement. Together they lobby, organize and campaign for social justice on behalf of working families for a better quality of life in our society.  By negotiating fair wages and working conditions for its members, through to working with its national union on social justice campaigns both in Canada and abroad for all families, CUPE is committed to building a more just society.

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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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Events

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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... Sold out

Mental Health First Aid Training

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 07:00 PM

MHFA Basic is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). This course focuses on the four most common mental health ... View event