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Leaders' Lunch

An important part of organizing is to provide a regular opportunity for institutional and community members along with leaders from MACG to gather, build relationships and reflect together on our community, our leadership and the work we have to do together.

Our next leader's lunch:
Date: September 14, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: St. Stephen's Anglican Church. 1121 14 Ave SW Calgary
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Soul of the Next Economy Forum
September 29 & 30, 2017, Time TBA
Ambrose University is proud to host the Soul of the Next Economy Forum, where the non-profit sector, government, business and educational institutions converge. Fueled through innovation, collaboration and corporate social responsibility, we come together to learn about local and global social and development issues; connect with peers, industry experts and other sectors addressing these issues; and engage in sustainable business oriented solutions to these issues. Highlights include an Executive Roundtable with Calgary business leaders, frontiers of corporate responsibility with Wayne Visser, challenging heropreneurship with Daniela Papi-Thornton and the Lion's Den challenge where you can showcase a social issue that you have a vision for. Learn more at and register here!

Reconciliation Journey; Walking a Path Together
with Vibrant Communities Calgary, Thursday, Oct. 12, from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Click for more information

Core Team Training
Core teams are one of the central elements of strong community organizing that we are beginning to develop in MACG. Core teams exist in individual member institutions. They connect the institution to the broad-based organization, engage the member organization in the work of the broader alliance, and use the practices of community organizing to strengthen the member organization either internally and/or in its work with its community.

Our goal is to have a core team in each of our member organizations. This goal is important because it is how we can strengthen you, our members, it is how the work of MACG can become meaningful to your community, and it will exponentially grow our ability to have an impact.

To achieve this, it is important that we develop and train our core team leaders, not just once but on an ongoing basis. We will host core team training 2-4 times a year. The aim will be to give each of you the skills and support you need to build a strong core team, to bring the core teams together, and to connect them to the work of MACG. This ongoing coaching will also demonstrate the impact that community organizing can have on your institution and community. Each training session will be about 2 hours long.

First core team training session:
Date: Thursday October 26, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Knox United Church, 506 4 St SW. Calgary

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Leaders' Lunch

Truth, Healing & Reconciliation Day - October 14, 2017
Jointly sponsored by the Unitarian Church of Calgary and the Canadian Unitarian Council, this one-day event welcomes all who are interested in addressing the damage of colonization and in particular, the ongoing societal effects of the residential school system. Anyone interested in being part of the journey towards reconciliation and justice is welcome!

As part of this experience, a local Calgary Elder group will facilitate the Kairos Blanket Exercise to guide participants through 400 years of Indigenous history on the land we know as Canada.
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Wild Rose United Church (1317 1 St NW, Calgary) & Unitarian Church of Calgary (1703- 1 St NW.)
Cost: Adult - $90 | Student & Self-defined low-income - $50. Includes lunch.
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Foundations in Organizing Training (9-hour)
Dates: November 13th, 20th and 27th from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

You can now donate money to support the educational work of MACG through the Industrial Areas Foundation Canada. This can be done through Canada Helps by clicking on the link below and selecting the MACG Calgary fund