Calgary Chamber of Commerce

Calgary and Edmonton are Alberta’s fastest growing cities and home to 70 per cent of Albertans. Rapid urbanization and population growth has placed pressure on the ability of cities to provide needed services and maintain critical infrastructure.

The Calgary Chamber will launch the Great Cities series to coincide with the 2013 civic elections and municipal government act legislative review currently underway in the province. Consisting of five events, the series will raise awareness, generate discussion and advocate for change to strengthen the municipal legislative framework in Alberta.

Information from the series will be combined with research to support a summary report and recommendations along with a communications and advocacy strategy designed to strengthen the legislative and policy frameworks of municipalities in Alberta. The project will be guided by a Task Force of experts and engage community partners across the different sectors of the community.

Doors Open Calgary Association (DOCA)

In 2013, Doors Open YYC will be expanded and improved, engaging Calgarians with over 25,000 free public visits to 50 buildings and sites in every quadrant in Calgary during the last weekend in September. Doors Open Participating Sites all have heritage, architectural, cultural and social significance and offer fun, family-friendly, free behind-the-scenes experiences. Doors Open YYC 2012 saw 16,500 unique visits to 35 sites throughout Calgary.

University of Alberta – Faculty of Extension

“Place-making,” or the optimization of place, can increase a community’s economic competitiveness, attract skilled labour and enhance quality of life. We propose two issues of Curb Magazine dedicated to exploring the prospects for, and barriers to, place-making in a growing Alberta. The objective of this project is to provide stakeholders and community leaders with the knowledge and capacity necessary to inform best “place-making’ practices in Alberta and translate these ideas into successful action.

Alberta Emerald Foundation

The Alberta Emerald Awards are established as a premiere environmental recognition program in our province. Through our process, we continue to identify and celebrate our province’s environmental leaders. By introducing a new category, recognizing exemplary land use as defined by the AREF, we would enhance our program while supporting a priority of the AREF.

Alberta Real Estate Foundation

The purpose of the sponsorship fund is to enhance the Foundation’s profile through support of community and industry events. The Foundation’s logo and recognition of the Foundation is part of the agreement with the collaborating organization around small sponsorship.  The fund reduces administrative demands by allowing staff to award small grants without seeking Board approval.