CDLI hosts regular Meet-ups for anyone interested in helping to build better communities and neighborhoods to learn from one another, generally the last Tuesday of each month.
Regular Meet-ups usually take a break for the Summer. In the Summer we try to be more creative and often meet up outdoors.
Some Meet-up topics we will be exploring in the coming months will be posted soon.
Meet Up topic: How could CDLI better support grassroots community building in Calgary?
26 FEBRUARY, 2019
Warm 2019 greetings to all!
The Community Development Learning Initiative (CDLI) is resuming its monthly meet ups on Feb 26, 2019, 6:30pm, at the Winston Heights Mountview Community Association. CDLI meet ups are held on the last Tuesday of the month where we examine themes around building better communities and challenge ourselves to be more engaged, connected, and take action in communities we live and work in.
Meet up theme: How could CDLI better support grassroots community building in Calgary?
Date & time: Feb 26, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Winston Heights Mountainview Community Association (520 27 Ave. NE)
CDLI is excited to reconvene the monthly meet ups and we want to start this year off by inviting you to help reimagine how CDLI in 2019 could be a better resource to build even better communities and neighbourhoods in Calgary. One theme we would like to explore is the posibility of CDLI functioning more like a network of citizens/residents who are engaged and are working to make a difference in their communities.
CDLI would love to get your input and better understand your hopes and expectations around if and how CDLI can facilitate mutual connections, sharing and support among community members. We invite you to be more involved in helping to shape what CDLI needs to be to better support grassroots community building in Calgary.
So join us for refreshments, a chance to reconnect with friends and come prepared to help us re-envision CDLI in 2019 and beyond!
Please RSVP by Feb 25, 2019, or phone Abbas Mancey, 403-919-3072.
On Nov 24, Calgarians young and old from across the city gathered at the CDLI Big Meet Up. A big thanks to everyone who braved the weather to spend the day together discussing and sharing ways to better support resident-led community change in Calgary. Look out for highlights from this year’s Big Meet Up to come soon. <<See Report here>>
Summer Meet Up/ neighborhood tour: Community ASSET MAPPING
30 aUGUST, 2018
CDLI in collaboration with the Crescent Heights Community Association organized a Summer Meet-Up on August 30, 6:00pm - 8:30pm to explore Community Asset Mapping. We spent the evening outdoors in Crescent Heights to learn how the Community Association developed their interactive community asset map and toured the neighborhood to explore various assets uncovered.
Meet Up topic: POTENTIAL OF THE EMERGING SHARING ECONOMY TO CHANGE OR DISRUPT COMMUNITY LIFE IN CALGARY
26 June, 2018
At the June 26 meet up we will examine some local initiatives that are part of the emerging Sharing Economy and explore how this shift to a Sharing Economy model could potentially influence the nature of community life (how we live, work and play) in Calgary.
Community Hubs by Design: The Village Square Community Hub Story
26 May, 2018
On Wednesday May 16, join the Community Hubs Collaborative from 5:00-7:00PM at the Village Square Community Hub for an evening of inspiration and learning! The second in our series of on Building & Supporting Commuity Hubs together in Calgary.
Meet Up topic: Finding solutions to Social Isolation in our Communities
24 April, 2018
Recent studies have highlighted Social Isolation (i.e. loneliness) in communities to be a major public health concern.
At the meet up on Apr 24, we will attempt to better understand why Social Isolation happens in our communities & neighbourhoods and explore solutions for making Calgary neighbourhoods more connected, welcoming and inclusive to all residents.
Advancing Gender Equity and the role of Community
27 March, 2018
Join us at the March 27 meet up at 6:30pm where we will explore ways we could advance gender equity in our communities and neighbourhoods. We will examine sources and root causes of gender inequality and what appropriate actions we can all take to promote and encourage gender equity in Calgary (i.e. where we live, work and play).
Building & Supporting Community Hubs together in Calgary
27 February, 2018
Join us at the next CDLI meet up, Feb 27, in the first of a series of conversations on Building & Supporting Community Hubs together in Calgary. CDLI is collaborating with the Community Hubs Collaborative at this meet up to discuss the Community Hubs by Design toolkit and other hubs resources as we explore steps to creating and sustaining community hubs in Calgary.
Mental Health and the role of community
30 January, 2018
We invite you to join the Jan 30 meet up at 6:30pm where we will explore the issue of mental illness in our communities and neighborhoods; the need to promote and improve our mental health; and what appropriate actions we can all take to address this growing challenge.
CDLI 2017 Big Meet-Up
At the last Big Meet Up, Nov 4, 2017, we explored creative and proven ways of community building and to shape community development practice in Calgary. Using the Open Space technology method we discussed the theme "Utilizing our collective assets/strengths to build the most connected, inclusive, vibrant & welcoming communities in Canada!"
Building better brains to build better communities
26 SEPTEMBER, 2017
Hosted in collaboration with the First 2000 Days Network, this meet up focused on why everyone should understand their critical roll in helping children in our communities get the best start to life. We learnt from the latest brain research why creating better communities is directly linked to "building better brains" in children especially in the first 2000 days of their lives!
Summer Meet Up/ neighborhood tour: Creating communities you want to live in
21 aUGUST, 2017
At this meet up we explored creating communities you want to live in. We spent the evening in the communities of Marda Loop and Altadore visiting creative and community building spaces such at cSPACE Projects, a community grader in Marda Loop and River Park Church in Altadore.
Poverty and Disability Rights
15 June, 2017
Hosted in collaboration with the Disability Action Hall and Poverty Talks, this meet up focused on poverty and disability rights in Calgary through a community-centered approach.
ice-breakers without borders
30 may, 2017
Meet up topic: Ice-breakers without borders. This meet up explored: how and when to use ice-breakers/energizers; what are appropriate ice-breakers and we practiced facilitating some fun examples. <<Past event>>
Syrian Refugee families
27 April, 2017
At this meet up we we will discuss supporting Syrian youth and families to be more connected in Calgary through examining successful community experiences and stories <<Past event>>
27 FEBRUARY, 2017
Meet up topic: A Community-centered approach to tackling Seniors Isolation
31 JANUARY, 2017
Community-centered approach to Domestic Violence prevention | working with men & boys <<Past event>>