Weekly News & Domestic Violence Webinar

This Thursday, June 27: Domestic Violence Webinar: at 7-9p.m.

Thursday, June 25: 7-9 p.m. Click here for more information and to register.

“Domestic violence is at epidemic levels in Alberta with 1 in 3 individuals experiencing violence in their lifetime. The impact of domestic violence knows no bounds. Incidents of domestic violence exist across rural and urban areas, within all cultural and faith communities, amongst university educated professionals with a roof over their heads and those who don’t know where their next safe place to sleep will be.

Join us for a presentation by Carolyn Mitchell, Real Talk Program Coordinator at Sagesse. Carolyn Mitchell works as the Real Talk Program Coordinator with Sagesse.

This presentation is jointly sponsored by CACG, Calgary Interfaith Council, and the I-CARE (Interfaith Community Approach Resisting and Eliminating Hate, Racism and Violence) Task Force.


Thursday, June 25: Annual General Meeting 2020: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good will hold its Annual General Meeting June 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Zoom.

All members are welcome to attend, but we ask that each member organization send at least one delegate. 

We look forward to having this time of celebrating our accomplishments over the past year, reviewing our finances, electing our board and preparing for the year to come.  


Basic Income Campaign Launch

This week begins the launch of Calgary Alliance's Basic Income Campaign. We at Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, believe that no Canadian should have to live in poverty or be thrust into poverty by a public health crisis or economic emergency such as COVID19. Watch for an upcoming email that will detail the next steps of our Basic Income Campaign!


Upcoming Events

Building Resiliency For Health & Well-being Webinar

Thursday, July 9 at 7p.m. Click here for more information and to register.

We are only beginning to understand the significant connections between our mental and physical health. Join us for a webinar on Resiliency Factors for Health and Well-Being to learn about the "mix of six," resiliency factors that contribute to health and well-being. These resiliency factors: love and support, stress management, sleep, physical activity, diet and healthy environment, can be supported by mind-body practices that reduce stress, including the practice of mindfulness.

Dr. Linda Carlson, Director of Research and a Clinical Psychologist at the Department of Psychosocial Resources at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Dr. Bonnie Caplan, Professor Emerita in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, will present on resiliency factors, and the benefits of mindfulness while sharing simple mindfulness techniques that can be incorporated into your life for daily stress reduction.


Save the Date: Foundations of Community Organizing Online Training:

How do we respond to the issues of our time and our communities? 

This training provides content based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in over 70 years of organizing experience. It includes: 

  • What is community organizing and why use a community organizing approach?
  • The organizing cycle 
  • Relational meetings 
  • Listening sessions 
  • Problems vs. Issues 
  • Power over vs. Power with 
  • Negotiations and actions to obtain concrete and winnable outcomes

Training will run from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (MST) over the course of five Tuesday and Thursday sessions: June 30, July 2,7,9, and 14.

More information on registration to follow.


Ongoing Monthly Events

Research Action & Strategy Meetings are monthly and are always open to members of the alliance.


Social Isolation Research Action:

June 23 at 7 p.m. (Fourth Tuesday of every month)

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Strategy Team Meeting: 

June 25 at 11 a.m. (Fourth Thursday of every Month)

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Mental Health Research Action:

July 6 at 7p.m. (First Monday of every month)

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Truth & Reconciliation Research Action:

July 14 at 8p.m. (Second Tuesday of every month)

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Environment Research Action:

July 21 at 7p.m.(third Tuesday of every month)

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News & Info from Partner Organizations

The Calgary Interfaith Council hosts a virtual visit with a Calgary religious leader and a virtual tour of their house of worship every two weeks on Facebook and You Tube.

Check out this week's virtual visit and tour with Rabbi Mark Glickman of the Temple B'nai Tikvah Synagogue here.

Watch previous tours with Calgary religious leaders on You Tube here:  



One of Calgary Alliance's Strategic Priorities for this year is to consider ways to expand our diversity as an organization. As we work towards this, we will occasionally share connected news and events that focus on local work being done to address systemic racism such as the following:

On June 25, CBC Alberta is inviting folks to attend We Need to Talk, an online forum on systemic racism in Alberta. For more information please see here.