Welcome to CivicCamp
Improve Calgary in 2 Easy Steps!
CivicCamp is a place where ideas are heard, tools are offered and changes are made.
1. Stay in the loop: CivicCamp is about civic engagement. But before you act you need to know how to be effective, who else might be working on the same thing and what relevant events are unfolding. If you’ve read our Charter and like what we’re about, then join CivicCamp and receive emails about our action groups, activities and events.
2. Participate: At CivicCamp, there’s something for everybody. We act where citizens see room for improvement. We post volunteer opportunities and event notices to our membership list. Members can post events, calls to action and information on our Facebook Page or via our online discussion group.
April 8, 2013
Building upon the successes CivicCamp had during the 2010 municipal election, a bunch of volunteers (both old and new faces) have come together again to see what we can do to help citizens be more informed and engaged during the 2013 municipal election. Before we discuss what we have been up to, we wanted to [...]
April 4, 2013
This past few weeks the usually yawn-inducing topic of governance has figured prominently in newspaper headlines. Of note, Mayor Nenshi was lauded for his decision to hold off on fundraising and concentrate on governing and yet criticized for the steep entry fee to his first fundraiser; and The Economist carried a special feature singling out good governance [...]
March 23, 2013
A few weeks ago, CivicCampers launched a number of new initiatives at our Not Dead, Just Resting Meetup: Tactical Urbanism, the 2013 Municipal Election Working Group and the Upgrade Project, to name a few. We’re looking forward to sharing more about all of these clever endeavours but for today we’ll start with CivicCamp Upgrade. The [...]
March 15, 2013
Received from the City of Calgary, deadline for providing feedback March 28, 2013. We need your help. The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) is used by all areas of The City to manage Calgary’s long term growth and development, to ensure the City can provide services and programs, and most importantly, to move towards the vision [...]
February 28, 2013
This month City Council will be making two key decisions about Calgary’s future. Monday, March 4 Council will hold a public hearing on whether or not to add two Area Structure Plans (master plans for yet-to-be-built communities, also referred to as ASPs) to the City’s Municipal Development Plan. It is our understanding that of these two Area Structure [...]
February 14, 2013
Marshall McLuhan once wrote “The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad and incomplete in the urban compound.” With the news last month that Calgary is at the bottom of the walkability heap according to Walk Score, isn’t it time we had a serious conversation about this urban wardrobe [...]