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
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.
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
Contact Mark Audu at email@example.com 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.
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.
CommunityWise would like to acknowledge to support of Members, monthly and one time donors to the centre, The Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary, The Calgary Foundation, and the AGLC (Government of Alberta) for your generous and important contributions to CommunityWise over the past year! THANK YOU!! Your support changes lives.
CommunityWise has several office, program, and storage spaces available. Check out listings for storagehere 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 firstname.lastname@example.org