In April 2016, grants of $10,000 were awarded to five winning groups to put their community-building ideas into action. These grant recipients will be featured in a short video documentary to be released in the Fall of 2016.
2016 GRANT RECIPIENTS
|CSSD Mother Mary Greene School
||A Million Magic Moments
redevelopment of the school library into a cozy spot that will welcome students
and the seniors from the nearby seniors' residence.
|Neighbourhood Volunteers Terry, Lee & Bonnie; Brentwood Community
Association & The Friends of the Federation of Calgary Communities||Brentwood Community Mural |
themselves off, local residents recover from the destruction of a cherished
community mural and organize to design and paint a new one.
|Kerry of the School Council & CSSD St Mary’s High School||Calm Zone |
developments in brain science, parents and students turn the high school library
into a high-tech recovery area for student rest and mental health.
|Soccer Without Boundaries||Making Connections, Connecting Neighbours Through Soccer |
The low-cost, multi-ethnic Saturday soccer club of Rwandan- Canadian and former refugee
Jean Claude leaps forward into summer camps and connecting more kids.
leadership group & their ESL teacher Graham, Calgary Immigrant Education
|Pho Down ||A festival to celebrate Forest Lawn and connect Calgarians that takes the form of a huge Vietnamese soup and spring roll eating event open to all Calgary and area citizens. |
Soul of the City Neighbour Grants Story
In September 2012, Calgary Economic Development launched the
Soul of the City speaker series. The series aims to engage Calgarians and spark
conversations about further developing Calgary’s soul as well as understanding why people love living in Calgary. Soul of the City speaker series is sponsored by
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, M2i Development Corporation, RedPoint Media,
CTV, and Village Brewery.
2014, Calgary Economic Development and the Calgary
Foundation partnered to offer Soul of the City Neighbour Grants. Five
projects were supported at $5,000 each and had their story told through the film Our City, Our Soul: Five Neighbourhood
Projects available on YouTube.
2016, RBC Foundation joined the
partnership making each of the five grants now