CDLI meet ups

CDLI hosts regular Meet Ups for anyone interested in helping to build better communities and neighbourhoods to learn from one another, generally the last Tuesday of each month.

You can find out more about our upcoming Meet Ups and register on Eventbrite.

Next Meet Up: Febraury 2020
Time: doors @ 5:30, conversation 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Nicholls Family Library (1413 33 St. SW) inside the Westbrook LRT Station

Join us to explore community engagement, and what that means in different community contexts. Guest hosts will share how they engage community in their own efforts. Have the opportunity to reflect and discuss with your peers what community engagement could look like for your own work.

Community conversations are open, inclusive, and safe spaces.

Children welcome: please get in touch with us a week in advance if child care is required.

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happy meet up faces!

cdli big meet ups

CDLI 2018 Big MEet UP

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>>

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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!" 

<<Past event>>


past meet ups

Meet Up topic: Building connections in our communities

30 April, 2019

Meet Up topic: Sharing our initiatives and ideas to build stronger connections in our neighbourhoods

26 March, 2019

Meet Up topic: How could CDLI better support grassroots community building in Calgary?

26 FEBRUARY, 2019

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.

<<Past event>>


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.

<<Past event>>

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 Community Hubs together in Calgary.

<<Past event>>