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 member organizations must abide by CommunityWise’s Member Policies
  • Applicant groups who have been denied membership can re-apply after 6-months

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

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.


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