November 2013

November 2013
CommunityWise Resource Centre

Upcoming Programming


November 4th – CDLI at CommunityWise – 6:30-8:30pm 

The Community Development Learning Initiative (CDLI) will be at CommunityWise in November! Connect, share, and learn about community development. Details and RSVP here. 


November 13th – Burnout Prevention League – 12:30-1:30pm

Every second Wednesday of the month, CommunityWise hosts a meeting of the Burnout Prevention League in the Common Room. Feel free to bring your lunch/breakfast, coffee, snack etc… this is a low maintenance, come as you are kind of thing.


November 25th – Narrative Therapy Lunchtime Learning 12:30-1:30pm

At this event, the Women’s Health Collective will share their knowledge about Narrative Therapy. There will also be time for group discussions, time for asking and answering questions, as well as networking opportunities after the event. Food and beverages will be provided. RSVP here. 


Interested in offering a future lunchtime learning session at CommunityWise? Contact

Amazing Member Announcements!
Corporations in our Heads Comes to Calgary! November 9 & 10th
Supported by Calgary Centre for Global Community, Collective Insight Forum Theatre, and the Arusha Centre
Would you like to try something totally different? Corporations in our Heads is a unique theatre event that is entirely created by the audience. David Diamond of Theatre for Living in Vancouver facilitates a collaborative process to look at how corporate messaging affects us as individuals and as a community. Details and ticket information here.
An Evening with John Trudell – November 16th – 6:30pm
CommunityWise Common Room 
John Trudell is an acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist. This evening is an amazing opportunity for us to gather together to hear a long time activist reflect on his journey allowing a unique insight into the challenges he faced and reflect on what worked and what didn’t. Due to John not being allowed into Canada this event will be livestream/skype lecture featuring John Trudell. *Tickets can be purchased at CommunityWise*. More information here
Transgender Day of Remembrance  – November 17th – 2pm 
CommunityWise Common Room 
A vigil will be held by a coalition of community groups.  All are welcome to participate and pay respects. The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who have been victims of violence due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Facebook event
Green Drinks Calgary – November 19th – 6pm
Vagabond Brewery – 1129 Olympic Way SE
Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. Read all about it and sign up here.
Join a CommunityWise Committee!

Fund Development Committee – meets as needed 

CommunityWise is working on more diverse streams of funding to support staff collective hours and ensure this building remains an accessible community resource for all to enjoy.  We need your ideas input and energy for fundraising! Contact for more info.
Membership Committee – meets as needed

Tuesday, Nov 5th – 12pm 

We meet to review new member applications and member-related issues or decisions. for more info.


Programming Committee – every second Tuesday of the month (*November’s meeting is occurring a week early*)

Tuesday, Nov 5th – 4pm 

Help organize CommunityWise events, workshops, and projects in the spirit of outreach, inclusion, capacity building and popular education. Contact for more info.


Facilities Committee – every second Tuesday of the month

*No Meeting in November*

Hands-on problem solving, making things better one paint job at a time! Contact for more info.
CommunityWise Member Memos
1. Make cheques payable to CommunityWise Resource Centre

We have now fully transitioned to the new name of the organization on all bank accounts.  Post-dated cheques we already have in our file will be deposited as they are.


2. November annual office inspections

In November CommunityWise Staff will enter each office in the building to check for any structural problems, windows, radiators, ceiling, carpets, lights, doors, and locks.  If you have anything to bring to our attention about your office please call the office or email


3. Do not leave windows open – $500 fine if they are left open and adjacent pipes burst

With snow on the ground, we are thinking about freezing temperatures.  In the past pipes have frozen and burst when people leave windows in the bathrooms or offices open.  Radiators, pipes and water damage cost much more than $500 to replace or repair, and depending on the situation members whose open windows result in costly damages will be charged additional amounts.


4. CommunityWise Holiday Party – December 19 – 6 – 10pm

All members, families and friends are invited to a community holiday party! Enjoy good company, networking, refreshments, special guests, talent show and DJ!  If you want to participate in the talent show or help with organizing get in touch with

Thanks for reading!


c/o CommunityWise Staff Collective


Son Edworthy

Philip McCutcheon      


Jani Meyers


Erin McFarlane


Daytime Rental
The Main Common Room  and Board Room are available for day-time use. Spread the word!!!
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