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IAF Regional 5 day Training

For those who have already participated in MACG's local 9 hour training, in partnership with Ambrose University we will be offering the Industrial Areas's Foundation more in depth 5 day community organizing leadership training. If you are interested in community organizing this training will teach the perspectives, skills and culture that can enable people to lead community organizing work.

Date: June 12 to 16, 2017
Location: Ambrose University
Cost: $500 includes lunch. You may pay for breakfast and supper in the cafe
Accommodation: $275 for the week plus breakfast and supper
For more information or to register contact or 403-993-7123
To Register:

Aboriginal Awareness Week
June 18 to 24. See for events.
Poverty Focus Large Gathering
Tuesday, June 27, 3:30 pm at the Women's Centre of Calgary,
39 - 4 St. NE

Seniors Team
Tuesday, June 27, 7:00 pm at Lutheran Church of our Saviour, 8831 Fairmount Drive SE

Reconciliation Team
Wednesday, June 28, 2:30 pm at Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Street and 16th Ave. NW

MACG Leadership Team
Thursday, June 29, 9:30 am at Beth Tzedec Synagogue - 1325 Glenmore Trail SW
Delegate's Assembly/ AGM
September 7, 7:00 pm, Location TBA

(Not yet scheduled)

Leadership for Public Life Training Institute

Do you feel a sense of urgency about the quality of life in your community/city?
Do you have something to say but do not believe your voice will be heard?
Do you want to develop the skills and create the networks that will enable you to be a part of real change?

We are citizens, parents, corporate executives, union members and people of faith who want to work together to transform our city into a community which acts justly and respects all. We call our selves The Metro Alliance for the Common Good.

This two day (9 hour) training is for those who share an interest in working together for the common good. The Institute provides content based on the philosophy and practices developed by the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in over 70 years of organizing experience.

Topics include:
Why organize? - Examine the history, traditions, and values of our labor, faith, community and educational organizations.
Fundamental organizing skills - Learn tools to conduct individual relational meetings, listening sessions, research, negotiations and action to help obtain a concrete, winnable outcome.
Strengthening our institutions - Engage people systematically in a culture that is relational, action-oriented and reflective.
Problems vs. issues - Focus from general problems to concrete, winnable issues by using relational power in the public arena to negotiate for the common good.

Date: Watch for next date
Location: TBA
Cost: MACG Member Organization: Free, Non-Members: $50 or pay as you are able. Includes lunch and refreshments.
You may pay online by clicking
For more information and/or to register please contact Ryan Andersen at or 403-993-7123

An introduction to MACG and Community Organizing

Are you curious about what MACG and Community Organizing are? Are you wondering if this might be a way of strengthening your organization or having an impact on your community? This two hour introduction will give an overview of the core principles and process of community organizing and talk about ways that you and your community can become involved.

It is focused on:
  • Why organize? Why build an organizing organization in Calgary?
  • What are the fundamental community organizing skills?
  • How can community organizing strengthen our institutions?
  • What is the process of community organizing?
  • How can you and your organization get involved in the building of MACG?
Date: Watch for new dates
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church, 1702 - 1 Street NW Calgary
For more information and to register contact Ryan Andersen or 403-993-7123


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