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.

MEET UP LOCATION: Nicholls family library

time: doors @ 5:30, conversation 6:00-8:00

Next meet ups: September 24 & October 29

Spend a few hours connecting with others who are passionate about building better communities, learning from their experiences while also sharing yours… and leave with new energy and ideas for your own community building efforts!


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

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happy meet up faces!


cdli big meet ups


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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>>

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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>>

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.

<<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>>