2023 Membership Renewal!

Annually on October 1st, membership renewal emails and forms go out. In the renewal, members confirm their desire to continue being CommunityWise members and renew this membership in a semi-short but streamlined process. This renewal involves some old and new things. This new membership renewal cycle will involve;

  • Payment of the annual $40 membership fee
  • Payment of $40 annual mailbox fee
  • Re-sign membership rules and expectations
  • Signing the new code of conduct
  • Signing the new building use waiver
  • Survey
  • Provision of copy of tenant insurance (tenant members only)

So what’s new?

Membership Rules and Expectations

CommunityWise similarly to a lot of it’s members is a non-profit however, our existence as a non- profit hub makes procuring funding more complicated. Feedback from funders regularly asks for data on services from CWRC’s members as well as direct services from CWRC itself. As a result, CWRC will be including a data-sharing clause in the updated Member Rules and Expectations going out in October. The only information CWRC will need is numeric data such as the amount of families, adults, members of a community served. We will not need information on how they were served.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct hopes to develop on the previously provided Anti-Harassment policy. CWRC is committed to ensuring that the building continues to be a SafeSpace for all who use the building and in response has created a new code of conduct to aid in ensuring the continued inclusive and welcoming atmosphere of the building.

Building Use Waiver

The Building Use Waiver, indemnifies CommunityWise of any harm or injury that occurs to anyone in the building due to a member’s activities. This is in line with the Member Rules and Expectations where members agree that they are responsible for everyone in the building such as volunteers or staff, due to their programming or activities.


We appreciate all the responses we got on the Need Assessment Survey. This followup survey is aimed at gaining information on what goals CWRC’s members have and how we can better serve members to achieve these goals. In addition, we hope to use this feedback to inform programming and services.

Any questions? Contact us!

“THE PLACE” open house event

CommunityWise is launching an exciting new space and community project!!!

When: Wednesday June 14th 4:30pm-6:30pm

Where: CommunityWise Resource Centre 223 12th Avenue SW Calgary Room 103

What: An Open House event for members QTBIPOC to hear more about the project and plan project and to discuss program ideas, partnerships, and community needs together

Snacks provided.

Contact Mark Audu at mark@communitywise.net for more info and to register to attend.

Indigenous and Racialized Communities have been pushing for true recognition, equality, and inclusion since the beginning of the LGBTQIA+ movement. QTBIPOC folks must navigate the effects of both racism and anti-LGBTQIA+ discrimination. “The Place” aims to honor these experiences and create supportive, enriching, and accessible space for QTBIPOC.

The project is led by and for QTBIPOC. It offers a wonderful, accessible, free, and collaboratively shared space within CommunityWise. We are looking for collaborators and users (organizations and individuals) of the space to meet community needs, events, and programs going forward.

Welcome Imole!!! Newest CommunityWise Staff member

CommunityWise is excited to announce the the latest addition to the CommunityWise staff group. Imole (She/Her) has experience in program and project planning and management, as well as is currently completing her Masters in Digital Marketing. She is joining Community Wise as a Member Programs Coordinator, to provide support to our members. She hopes to use her experience and knowledge to help Community Wise and its members in the work they do. Imole believes in art as one ofthe purest forms of self expression and engages in different types like crocheting, painting and singing in
her spare time! CommunityWise is increasing staff resources overall to better meet member needs and their overall impact of CommunityWise Programming. This will also allow CommunityWise to prioritize the reallocation of other staff resources to building operations. WELCOME IMOLE!!!

CommunitWise would like to acknowledge the generous funding support of the CAlgary Foundation to make this possible. We’re looking forward to exciting seasons ahead of organizational and community development.

2022 AGM!

CommunityWise 2022 AGM
May 31 6:30-8:00pm

The Board of Directors of CommunityWise invite you to join us for CommunityWise’s 43rd Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 31st (6:30-8:00pm). This is an online event. We encourage all members to attend. One vote per member although many participants of any member are fully welcome. We look forward to connecting with everyone.

Date: Tuesday May 31 2022
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Location: online (zoom link and documents will be sent ahead of time to individuals that REGISTER here.

This is the annual general meeting of the members of CommunityWise (like you!) where we gather to elect our board of directors, present to approve audited financial statements, and where CommunityWise shares our annual report, among other things. Hope to see you there!!

Proposed Agenda Items:

  1. Land Acknowledgement
  2. Approve the Agenda for AGM
  3. Approve the Minutes of previous AGM
  4. Presentation of CommunityWise Annual Report
  5. Presentation and Acceptance of 2021 Audited Financial Statements
  6. Proposal to Amend CommunityWise Bylaws
  7. Election of 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Office, Program, and Storage Space Available at CommunityWise

CommunityWise has several office, program, and storage spaces available. Check out listings for storage here and for all other program and office spaces here. We will be adding more later this month. CommunityWise offers affordable and secure space to non-profit and charitable member organizations in a dynamic community minded historic building. We are located in the Beltline area of Calgary. For more info please contact CommunityWise Administration. Phone 403-261-9660 email info@communitywise.net