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October 28th, 2021 - You’re Invited: Mayoral Forum with Calgary Alliance for the Common Good and ActionDignity

You’re Invited: Mayoral Forum with Calgary Alliance
for the Common Good and ActionDignity

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good and ActionDignity have come together with more than 130 member organizations: institutions like universities, colleges, labour organizations, faith communities, ethnocultural associations and the non-profit sector to host a mayoral forum.

As Calgary begins to decide its next mayor, we are likely selecting new leadership that will guide our city for the next decade. Picking this person is of massive importance, not only to the organizations hosting this event, but every single Calgarian.

  • The four candidates selected have confirmed their attendance. 
  • They are Jan Damery, Jeff Davison, Jeromy Farkas and Jyoti Gondek. These candidates were decided on based on publicly available polling and reviewing the candidate list by our various institutional leaders. Learn more about the discernment process by which candidates were invited on our campaign page, along with our other efforts related to this 2021 election, at https://www.calgarycommongood.org/2021_municipal 
  • We currently have over 900 RSVPs for the Zoom webinar (as of September 26th).

If you wish to promote the event with your publication, please share the link to RSVP rather than the above Zoom information.  The RSVP page can be found at https://www.calgarycommongood.org/forum

 

QUOTES:

"Calgary is deciding the direction that it will take for the next four years. The leadership of this city will be critical, particularly with the four-year budget up for discussion in 2022. The elected city officials will oversee the next half-decade of policy. That has an impact not only on the communities that ActionDignity represents but all Calgarians. So citizens of our city should take note, show up and participate in this election."

Wengel Kebede, Forum Moderator
ActionDignity

 

“Our municipal election shapes the quality of life for every Calgarian from the sidewalks our kids walk on to the water we drink. We are likely selecting who will lead our city for the next decade. We invite Calgarians to attend this forum hosted by our team at Calgary Alliance for the Common Good alongside ActionDignity. This election is too important for Calgarians to sit on the sidelines. There is so much work to be done: on truth and reconciliation, equity, climate change, and keeping Calgary strong through this pandemic.”

Dr. Beth Stovell, Professor and Chair of General Theological Studies, Ambrose University, Co-Chair for Truth and Reconciliation and Forum Moderator, Calgary Alliance for the Common Good

 

"Our communities are at a point at which they are facing major challenges and transitions. A part of our work as the Calgary Alliance is listening to our communities. People are also worried about the divisions that they see growing in their families, their communities and in this province. Who can bring us together and not drive deeper divisions?"

Ryan Andersen, Lead Organizer
Calgary Alliance for the Common Good

 

Media Contacts:

Dr. Beth Stovell, Professor and Chair of General Theological Studies, Ambrose University, Co-Chair for Truth and Reconciliation and Forum Moderator, Calgary Alliance for the Common Good
EMAIL: [email protected]

Jamilah Edwards, Interim Executive Director, ActionDignity
EMAIL: [email protected]

Ryan Andersen, Lead Organizer, Calgary Alliance for the Common Good
EMAIL: [email protected]
CELL: (403) 993-7123

 

About ActionDignity:

ActionDignity is a community-based organization that facilitates the collective voice of Calgary’s ethno-cultural communities towards full civic participation and integration through collaborative action.

Learn more about us at https://actiondignity.org/about/ 

 

About the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good:

The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good is a non-partisan, non-profit alliance of 32 community, labour, faith, education, ethnocultural, and non-profit groups representing 37,000 Calgarians. These organizations have come together to help shape a just and compassionate Calgary.

Learn more about us at https://www.calgarycommongood.org/about_us.

 

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May 27th, 2021 - Calgary Alliance Applauds ENMAX for Net-Zero by 2050 Commitment

Calgary Alliance for the Common Good applauds ENMAX's recently released Environmental, Social, and Governance Report.

Calgary, AB - ENMAX, as part of its released Environmental, Social, and Governance Report, shared today that it will be going Net-Zero by 2050.

As a solutions-driven and future-oriented essential electricity service provider, ENMAX aims to actively contribute to a cleaner energy future by committing to achieving net-zero scope 1 and scope 2 GHG emissions by 2050.

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April 12th, 2021 - Calgary Alliance Applauds Expansion of Mobile Response Teams (MRTs) & Police and Crisis Team (PACTs)

Calgary Alliance for the Common Good applauds expansion by Alberta Health Services & the Calgary Police Service for MRTs and PACTs

Calgary, AB - After a well-fought campaign the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good is pleased to announce that the Calgary Police Service and AHS have agreed to expand the Police and Crisis Team (PACT) and Mobile Response Team (MRT). The expansion of the PACT and MRT teams means that when people are in a mental health crisis, instead of having just police officers showing up - the right people with the right training will be there.

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April 7th, 2021 - Thank You, Mayor Nenshi

Calgary Alliance for the Common Good congratulates Mayor Naheed Nenshi on 10+ years of service on council.

Calgary, AB - Last night we learned Mayor Nenshi will not be running for re-election.

One of the highlights of our founding assembly was hosting the mayor and witnessing his excitement for our city. People saw how he valued civic engagement, inclusion and creating a city that is just and compassionate.

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January 13, 2021 - Youth Probation Program

The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good calls on the Province of Alberta to restore funding to the Youth Probation Program

The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, which unites 33 organizations and represents 35,000 Calgarians, is very disappointed to learn that the province has announced that it is ending the youth probation program run by the City of Calgary.

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November 23, 2020 - Rally on the Steps of City Hall at 9:30 am

Calgary, AB - At 9:30 a.m. on Monday, the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, a non-partisan and non-profit alliance of congregations, unions, school and community groups that represents more than 35,000 people will be holding a small, socially-distanced rally on the steps of City Hall.

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June 1, 2020 - 35 000 strong collection of Calgarians support current Green Line alignment

Calgary, AB  - Members of the Calgary Alliance, wearing green scarves, will be on the steps of City Hall Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. to show their support for the Green Line.  

Volunteers, arriving at 8:30 a.m., will use hula hoops and sidewalk chalk to mark out 40 socially distanced circles and then one person will stand in that circle with a sign indicating which of the 30 member organisations they represent.

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