Membership Application Information

CommunityWise is a member-based organization. There are several types of Membership at the centre.

TENANT MEMBER: rent an office space or storage space in the building; book common rooms; rent a mailbox.

ASSOCIATE MEMBER: book common rooms; rent a mailbox; can be on the waiting list to rent, share or sublet office space.

In order to become a TENANT or ASSOCIATE MEMBER of CommunityWise, your organization must:

  • Be a charitable, nonprofit, or grassroots organization based in Calgary (*Tenant Members must be a legally registered nonprofit or charitable organizations to enter into a Rental Agreement with CommunityWise*)
  • Have at least one permanent staff or core volunteer based in Calgary
  • Fill out the CommunityWise membership application, and pay the $40 membership fee
  • Provide at least two community contacts as references
  • Understand and embrace that you are joining a community
  • Be approved by the membership committee (the committee can decline an application if they believe there to be a conflict with the bylaws, mission, or values of CommunityWise, or believe the applicant to cause harm to other member groups)
  • Applicants and┬ámember organizations must abide by CommunityWise’s Member Policies
  • Applicant groups who have been denied membership can re-apply after 6-months

INDIVIDUAL MEMBER: interested in supporting CommunityWise, contributes and participates in organizing and attending events, programs, work bees and special projects. Individual members will apply (membership application form) and pay a fee or equivalent in-kind donation.

APPLICATION FEE: $40 one time application processing fee

$40 renewable annually

$40 optional, renewable annually

COMMON ROOMS DAMAGE DEPOSIT: $200 one-time fee, refundable upon termination of membership


Interested groups or organizations are encouraged to first visit us in person and meet with staff to talk about your group’s needs. Please contact us at or 403-261-9660 prior to stopping by.

Application Forms:

Organizational Membership Application Form

Individual Membership Application Form

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