Soul of the City
Soul of the City Neighbour Grant
Soul of the City Neighbour Grant applications now being accepted!
Calgarians; do you dream of creating something great for your community? Maybe it’s a community garden, a neighbourhood mural, a local festival, or another creative idea that brings community together and celebrates active citizenship. Take your idea, create some local partnerships, and apply for a $5,000 Soul of the City Neighbour Grant.
Winning applications will be awarded $5,000 for a project that must take place between May 1 and September 30, 2014, and a part in the Soul of the City Neighbour Grants video to share their project story.
Applications deadline is March 30, 2014, 4 p.m. MST.
About the Soul of the City Speaker Series
Due to greater worker mobility, global cities are competing to retain their most creative residents and to attract talented newcomers. Only by understanding the needs of their citizens and by providing them with a high quality of life, can cities appeal to the 'creative classes' and prosper by fostering greater social cohesion.
Calgary Economic Development launched the Soul of the City speaker series in September 2012 to bring Calgarians together to have this discussion and showcase Calgary’s soul. With a diverse group of presenters and venues, the speaker series covers topics such as sustainability, community-minded commerce, urban design, art, food, creativity, education and diversity.
If you are interested in sponsoring Soul of the City, please contact Megan Zimmerman.
Diversity is good business
It’s no secret that Calgary employers are facing a talent shortage. Smart organizations are identifying ways to diversify their workforce in an effort to meet some of these shortages.
Our ninth Soul of the City event: Diversity is good business; will explore how a more inclusive workforce can ease Calgary’s talent shortage and make us a better city.