What we do
The City of Calgary has long-established, cooperative and collaborative
relationships with organizations referred to as "Civic Partners."
These are not-for-profit organizations that operate at arm’s-length and
independently from The City. The 14 Civic Partners vary widely in terms of
mandate, scope and complexity and can be categorized as follows: arts and
culture; attractions; business and economic development; library services;
parks, recreation and sport.
The City works in partnership with Civic Partners to meet strategic
goals and provide services to Calgarians through delivery models that reduce
costs and increase effectiveness and efficiency. Civic Partners harness
extensive voluntary support, extend the reach of The City into various business
and community sectors and foster civic engagement. Civic Partners leverage
operational and capital investments of The City from sources including
donations, corporate investments, provincial and federal funding, and
Resources of The City are invested in and managed by Civic Partners,
including operational and capital funding, land, buildings, artifacts and
liaison support. Unique lease, operating funding and/or capital funding
agreements set the foundation for shared mandates, objectives and joint investment
of resources. Agreements include requirements to align with specific City
policies and to participate in Corporate processes including business and
budget planning and reporting. Reporting requirements strengthen accountability
and provide Council the opportunity to directly engage Civic Partners on
financial, strategic and operational aspects of their organizations. Their work
aligns with Council’s Priorities for 2015-2018, imagineCALGARY, 2020
Sustainability Direction, the Economic Development Strategy and the Arts
Development Strategy for Calgary.
Tax Supported Net Operating Budget 2015-2016
2015-2019 Capital Plan: $98 million
Civic Partners aligns with four
Council Priorities: a prosperous city; a city of inspiring neighbourhoods; a
healthy and green city; and a well-run city.
Arts Development Authority
Calgary Centre for Performing Arts
The Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary
Calgary Science Centre and Creative Kids Museum (TELUS Spark)
The Calgary Zoological Society
The Fort Calgary Preservation Society
Heritage Park Society
& Economic Development
Calgary Convention Centre Authority (Calgary TELUS
Calgary Economic Development Ltd.
Calgary Technologies Inc.
Tourism Calgary – Calgary Convention & Visitors Bureau
Calgary Public Library Board
Recreation & Sport
The Parks Foundation, Calgary
Lindsay Park Sports Society (Talisman Centre for Sport and Wellness)
Read the complete 2015 – 2018 business plans and budgets.