Governance

We strive for democratic representation, as the origins of the organization stem from the tenants themselves, fighting for their right to take part in decisions about the building they occupied.  The microcosm of society that formed within the building is symbolic of the larger society and is integral to the mission of the organization. We activly encourage an environment of collective decision making.


The mission of the organization is carried out by the staff, board and members, who work towards common goals. There are several committees made up of Board, Staff, and Community members. These include: Finance, Membership, Historic Advisory, Facilities, Fund Development, Programming, and HR/Governance.

Board of Directors:

2015-2016

Susan Bareshinbone – Calgary Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Curtis Boudreau – SMART Recovery, Ginger Carlson – Untitled Art Society, Corrine Craig – Seeds Connections Foundation, Lori DeLuca – Community Member, Tove Engebretsen – Community Member, Ernesto Gudino – Venezuelan Canadian Community Association, eth Leon – Alberta Communities and Co-operative Association, Sierra Love – Arusha Centre, Brett Mason – Outlink, Rick McFerrin – Two Wheel View, Courtney Robertson – Community Member, Reg Tiangha – Gear Station, Sally Truss – This is My City.

2014-2015

Curtis Boudreau – SMART Recovery, John Brook – Chinook Country Historical Society,  Ginger Carlson – Untitled Art Society, Lori DeLuca – Community Member, Tove Engebretsen – Community Member, Tony Grimes – Gear Station, Ernesto Gudino – Venezuelan Canadian Community Association, Seth Leon – Alberta Communities and Co-operative Association, Sierra Love – Arusha Centre, Brett Mason – Outlink, Rick McFerrin – Two Wheel View, Courtney Robertson – Community Member, Sally Truss – This is My City.

2013-2014

Curtis Boudreau – SMART Recovery, Mike Byerley – Next-Up, David Campenella – Parkland Institute, Stacy Greanya – SupportWorks, Tony Grimes – Gear Station, Seth Leon – Alberta Communities and Co-operative Association, Jessica McCarrel – Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, Rick McFerrin – Two Wheel View, Courtney Robertson – Community Member.

2012-2013

Curtis Boudreau – SMART Recovery Mike Byerley – Next Up, David Campenella – Parkland Institute, Brenda Lieberman – Calgary Underground Film Festival, Sierra Love – Community Member, Kristin Marquardt – Sustainable Alberta Association, Erin McFarlane – Arusha Centre Society, Sylvia Miotti – Beltline Fitness Centre, Courtney Robertson – Community Member, Bobbie Todd – Calgary Society of Independent Film makers, Mussie Yemane – Eritrean Canadian Association, Tammie Zielinski – Amnesty International.

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