Community Representation Framework

diversity of people

The City of Calgary works with many partners, stakeholders and organized community groups when it comes to making decisions around community-building. We work with community associations, resident associations, business improvement areas, developers and others to provide Council with the support and information they need to make decisions on land use planning and the provision of amenities and infrastructure.

City Council formed a Community Representation Framework Task Force to review options and advise Council on how community organizations can more effectively represent the diverse interests and perspectives within their communities. The Community Representation Framework Task Force is composed of a broad range of stakeholders representing Council, community associations and resident’s associations, the University of Calgary, the development and building sector, and City Administration.

The goals of the Community Representation Framework are to:

  • Enhance the effectiveness of community groups to contribute to the representation of the diverse interests and perspectives within their communities;
  • Promote community representation best practices and help develop a more collaborative working relationship between community groups and The City;
  • Revitalize City processes related to planning and development so they are more open, inclusive and welcoming to a broad range of community groups;
  • Identify the necessary supports and resources required by community groups so they can be effective representatives of their communities in dialogue with The City.

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Community Representation Framework