News

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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#KeepCalgaryStrong News

When the City of Calgary announced $60 million - $120 million over a year - in cuts to services, The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good launched the #KeepCalgaryStrong campaign and invited others to join in. Together we got a reaction that preserved many essential services for Calgarians, especially those who are most vulnerable. 

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Seniors Campaign Update

Our seniors action team met with City of Calgary administrators on May 27, 2019, to get an update on how the seniors home supports program is advancing. We heard that they will be launching a small pilot in the summer to test out this new system. More communication about the program, and a binder for potential service providers, will be ready by the end of summer. They expect the full program to be ready to launch by snowfall. 

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Celebrating Ramadan

We had a wonderful celebration with our member the Anatolian Turkish Islamic Centre of Calgary. They hosted a public Iftar - the breaking of the fast at the end of the day. It was a wonderful act of overcoming our divisions and building community. 

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Action Teams Now Up and Running

All of our Research Action Teams are now up and running! The first part of this process will be understanding the broad problems that we are tackling, building partnerships, and breaking all of this down to actionable issues. The work has begun and we have had our first research action visits. On behalf of our communities, a big thank you to our leaders who have made a commitment to be a part of this team. Thank you also to our new co-chairs. It is a clear sign of hope that there are leaders in our community who are willing to work for our common Good. 

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Foundations Training

Over the weekend we had a successful Foundations for Community Organizing Training. 36 people spent Friday and Saturday learning how to use the skills of community organizing to work for our common good. It was great to see both new and experienced leaders step up as trainers. Our time ended with participants planning how they will implement what they have learned. We look forward to hearing these stories.  Here are some of the quotes from some of the participants: 

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Discernment Assembly and New Campaigns

What an exciting evening we had at our Discernment Assembly on Monday evening! At the culmination of our community-wide listening campaign, 115 people gathered from our 27 member organizations to choose the issues we will tackle next as an alliance!

 A drumroll for the new campaigns . . .  They are

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