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Calgary Votes: Mayoral Forum

ActionDignity and the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good welcomed over 1,450 attendees (across Zoom and Facebook Livestream) for a mayoral forum, bringing together undecided Calgarians on one of the most important Calgary elections in a decade.

You can view the recording of the event on Youtube here or on the original Facebook live stream, here.

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You're Invited | Mayoral Forum

This October our city is electing a new mayor.

And one week from now we're hosting the candidates running for the position.

Join the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good and Action Dignity for a mayoral forum. Hear from the candidates about their vision for the city and help our city pick our next mayor.

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We're hiring.

 

The Calgary Alliance is seeking a dynamic community organizer who will be a part of our team working to gather leaders and build an organization that can bring about significant change for the common good in our city.

 

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Hiring: Working Minds Educator

The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good is hiring. The purpose of this position to help our members address the mental health concerns of their members by offering the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Working Mind Training. The Calgary Alliance will pay for the successful candidate to be trained as a Working Minds trainer. They will then provide this training with a minimal of 4 times/year for two years and up to two times for each member organization.

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Greenline Victory!

The Green Line, as announced by Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this afternoon, is a go.

A news release from the Government of Alberta today also confirmed that the province has reviewed the City of Calgary's business case for the Green Line - and approved it.

That means all three levels of government are onboard the Green Line and, in the fall, construction in the Beltline begins.

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Four Events for July 1st

As people across the city (and country) grapple with the truth of colonization, tomorrow can be a day for reflection and understanding. It can also be a day for action.

There are four events tomorrow, July 1st, that could use your support.

 

Healing Tipi(s) for Calgary
Raising of a Tipi at Fort Calgary

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National Indigenous Peoples Day

It is National Indigenous Peoples Day.

There are multiple events and awareness efforts throughout the city -- both today and this week -- that you might be interested in.

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Every Child Matters

Responding to the graves of 215 Children at the Kamloops Residential School

The uncovering of the truth, that there are at least 215 children buried at the Kamloops residential school, sits heavy with all of us. As we have embarked on a deeper journey of wrestling with the truth of colonization and as we have listened to residential school survivors, we remember that we have often heard stories of the children who “didn’t make it”; the children who “disappeared” and of the many who died afterwards from the impacts of abuse suffered in residential schools. Why have we treated indigenous people’s lives as so much less valuable? Why do we continue to?

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Langevin School Renamed

Langevin School has been renamed, effectively immediately, by the Calgary Board of Education!

In an emergency vote last night, the Calgary Board of Education Trustees voted to rename the school. Langevin School was named after Hector-Louis Langevin. Langevin was instrumental in promoting and implementing Residential Schools across what we call Canada. The Residential School system was designed with the explicit purpose of assimilating Indigenous Peoples into western society.

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