November 2015


CommunityWise Members Memo

November 2015


  1. NEW Membership policies

CommunityWise requires members to sign on to any new or updated policies. The Membership Agreement and Anti-Harassment Policy are a part of our continued collective commitment to equity and safer space. Action requested: Please print and sign a copy of each and return it to the CW admin office. 

The updated anti-harassment policy is binding on all member organizations as a condition of being, or becoming, a member organization.  The policy is intended to prevent and address harassment of any type on CW premises, including sexual harassment, and to deal quickly and effectively with any incident of alleged harassment which might occur. The policy applies to all member organizations, members of member organizations, and CW staff.  Members, please share and review each of these documents with your staff, board, volunteers, etc.

Here is the link to the forms on the website:

These policy documents were created from ongoing conversations at the board, committee, and member meetings. Get in touch with if you want to be involved in future policy development. 

2. Updated contact and office insurance information


If your organization has had a recent change of board or staff, please let us know. CommunityWise needs to have the most up-to-date contact information for invoicing and for member communications.


Members with office rental agreements are required to provide the CommunityWise Admin office with a certificate of insurance for our files. If you have recently renewed your insurance and have not given us a copy, please do so as soon as possible at


3. Dumpster- Now located in the parking lot of the Hop in Brew (east of CommunityWise)


The dumpster has been now been permanently relocated to the Hop in Brew pub parking lot (east of CommunityWise beside the Beltline Fitness Centre). Should you need assistance in bringing waste to the bin, please let CommunityWise staff know. We apologize for the inconvenience.


4. RESCHEDULED Lunch n’ Learn: Co-operative education opportunities for CommunityWise members – November 19


Coordinators from the Faculty of Arts Co-operative Education Program at the University of Calgary will provide an overview of the program and opportunities for CommunityWise members to host student placements. This is a rescheduled lunch n’ learn that was originally scheduled for October 13th.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

CommunityWise Board Room 

Please RSVP:




6. Burnout Prevention League: Community Potluck! November 24


Join in the next Burnout Prevention League. Get together with others looking for a little down time in a low-key setting. A bit of collective self-care! Everyone is welcome. Bringing food is not required to attend.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
CommunityWise Common Room


7. Congratulations to Susan Bare Shin Bone, recipient of prestigious Arch Award

We are excited to share the good news that CommunityWise board member, Susan Bare Shin Bone, is one of eight outstanding U of C alumni at the 30th annual Arch Awards!  Susan works with the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary and is an instructor with Bow Valley College.  Read more here: