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City Hall 101

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City Hall 101 is a workshop presentation designed to throw open the doors of your municipal government.


Learn about the inner workings of Council and its Committees. Explore the many ways you can connect with your City, Mayor, and Councillors.

What you'll see and do

City Hall 101 session in the Council Chamber
City Hall 101 session in the Council Chamber

The workshop features videos, short presentations, and interactive activities including:

  • visiting important locations including Historic City Hall, the Municipal Complex, Council Chamber, and the Council Committees meeting room;
  • sitting in on a Council meeting live in the Council Chamber;
  • meeting City of Calgary staff and learning about how you can connect with The City and politicians on issues that matter to you; and
  • learning how to make presentations to Council and Committees with tips on being prepared to "own the podium."

City Hall 101 gives you the tools and confidence to better connect with City Council and make your voice heard in City government.

Your hosts

City Hall 101 is hosted by the Mayor’s Civic Engagement Committee, and 3 Things for Calgary, with enthusiastic support from the City Clerk's Office.

Video from a City Hall 101 event


Participants have shared

"This program should be publicized and offered to more communities and individuals to get a sense of belonging and develop pride as a Calgarian!"

"I appreciated the opportunity to learn many of the details around participating in City Council meetings."

"Very informative and relaxed presentation."

More information on City Council

City CouncilMayor​Office of the Councillors

Council Agendas, Minutes & VideoCouncil & Committees Webcast

City Clerk's OfficeBoards, Commissions, & Committees​​​​

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