Campaigns

2020 City Budget Campaign: Building on our Strength.

Join us for this year's city budget campaign which is focused on building on our strengths as a city.  There is great pressure to cut the services that make Calgary strong and resilient. Things like transit and our community supports. Our Police have made good initial steps in how they address Truth and Reconciliation through the Indigenous Liason Officer Program and Mental Health through the Police and Crisis Teams (PACT). To have the impact our City needs these programs need to be expanded. 

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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.   

 

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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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COVID-19 Response

As an Alliance representing 30 faith-based, ethnic, union and educational organizations, CACG is deeply concerned by the prevailing situation regarding COVID-19 outbreak. This infection has affected every aspect of our lives, most notably the economic, social and psychological wellbeing of our communities. The overriding issue of fear of contagion or fear of being infected with the virus can be stressful and traumatic. We are continuing to listen and respond to the needs in our community. For further resources and information ...

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COVID-19 & Mental Health - Turn the Tide In One Generation

As we listen to our communities, we are hearing about the growing mental health issues that children and their families are facing.  Schools are critical for responding to this need.  Please join us in writing, emailing or calling your MLA to support our campaign to Turn the Tide in One Generation on mental health.

Our petition can be found here.

Our FAQ can be found here.

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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. 

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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.

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Social Isolation and Building Community

Our members recognized the growing problem of social isolation on April 4, 2019 when our delgates assembly asked that a team be formed to look at combating social isolation.  As 2020 unfolded the consequences of social isolation is being felt by a far greater portion of our population then we could have imagined.  On May 25, 2020 our social isolation team is putting forward a proposal to help strengthen our city.   

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