August 2014

August 2014


CommunityWise Resource Centre 

Introducing…Our Lion Award!


A couple of weeks ago, CommunityWise received a Lion Award through the Calgary Heritage Authority in the Resource Conservation category for our front porch restoration that wrapped up last year! Read about all of the winners here



Upcoming CommunityWise Programming




Burnout Prevention League + Kaffeeklatsch Soft Launch 

August 13th: 12:30-1:30pm

CommunityWise Back Patio (Common Room if raining)

Join in the next meeting of the Burnout Prevention League! Bring your lunch, breakfast, coffee, snack, etc. This is a low maintenance, come-as-you-are kind of thing based on the idea of collective care. AND this month's League will coincide with the soft launch of Kaffeeklatsch (a coffee cart that hangs out in CommunityWise). Free coffee samples! 

Facebook Event.

First Aid Training at CommunityWise
We're currently in the process of organizing a group first aid training at CommunityWise for sometime in mid-September (exact date still TBD). Email to sign-up.
Green Footprints Public Art Project
We're pleased to introduce the Green Footprints artist collective!

Over the next 10 months Patricial Lortie, Bill Aitken, and Rasha Amem of the Green Footprints artist collective will work with CommunityWise staff, board and members to create an exciting and interactive project involving storytelling, mapping, sidewalk chalk, old shoes and a garden party!  Contact the admin office at for more information about the project and how to get involved.  



Thanks to the City of Calgary Public Art Department's Community Engaged Artists program and thanks to the Arusha Centre for partnering with CommunityWise as a host site for this pilot program. The program finished in April and through a juried process out of the 15 project proposals created by participants of the program, this project was chosen to be implemented onsite at CommunityWise.


Member Announcements


Next Up Calgary Info Night

August 14: 7-9pm

CommunityWise Resource Centre 

Next Up Leadership is holding a free information night for those wanting to learn more about this eight month leadership program. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the Calgary Program Coordinator, members of the Next Up Advisory Network, and past program participants. All are there to answer your questions and help you decided if participating in Next Up is the right choice for you. Applications for the 2014/15 Next Up year are due on September 5 before 11 pm (Calgary time).
Zine-Making Collaborative and Mini Zine Fair!


August 19: 12-1pm
CommunityWise Common Room
Did you know that every Tuesday from 10am-2pm there is a free art program in the Common Room?


The weekly Zine-Making Collaborative is hosted by Prospect in partnership with the Calgary Zine Library.  The program is open to anyone of any ability and any age on a drop-in basis.  Come find out what zines are all about, work on your own zine, or contribute to a collaborative zine!

On August 19th (12-1pm) there will be a Mini Zine Fair special edition of the program, showcasing zines made during the program.


OpportunityWorks Building-Wide Open House – seeking member involvement
October 11: 11am-6pm


CommunityWise Resource Centre
Member organization, Opportunity Works, is organizing a building-wide Open House and is requesting that your organization have a booth in the Common Room and/or have your office space open so that visitors can meet with you and you with them. This will be a great opportunity for groups working in the building to learn about the amazing work we all do in the building.

You will be receiving more information about the event later in August. To volunteer to help out or if you have any questions contact 


Social Spaces Summit 2014
October 17-19
Various locations in Calgary
(including CommunityWise Resource Centre)

Social Spaces Summit will bring folks together who are doing work for radical social change. The Summit is not a conference, but a space for organizers to share common struggles, strategies, and experiences; a space to cross-pollinate, share resources, build relationships (new and old), challenge our praxis, and gain skills.






Request for Proposals


Auditor or Registered Accountant for CommunityWise's Financial Audit

Our beloved auditor for the last 10 years, Daniel MacGregor, has decided to retire this year, so we are looking for someone else to complete a financial audit for CommunityWise's next AGM in May 2015. 


Please spread the word to your networks! Thanks! 


All eligible applicants please send a cover letter and resume addressed to Son Edworthy at by September 15, 2014. 


*Experience working with nonprofit audits required. 


Join a Committee!


Membership Committee – meets as needed

Review new member applications and member-related issues or decisions. Contact for more info.


CommunityWise Member Memos
1. Volunteer tech support
Any members who are looking for assistance with computer troubleshooting and tech support can now contact the main admin office by visiting in person or phoning 403-261-9660 to get linked up with our tech support volunteer!






2. New waste diversion stations at CommunityWise!

Check out the new bins from Green Event Services in the first and second floor kitchens. 


3. Thank you for your continued patience   

There's been quite a bit of construction going on in and around the building for the past while. We thank you for your continued patience throughout all of the drilling! 






Have a fantastic August!


c/o CommunityWise Staff Collective


Son Edworthy 


Philip McCutcheon                            


Jani Meyers 


Erin McFarlane 


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