Caution | Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions

Due to continued dry conditions, mandatory Stage 1 Outdoor Water Restrictions are in place until further notice.

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  • Secondary suites

    ​A secondary suite is a self-contained dwelling unit within a main residence that has separate living, cooking, sleeping and bathroom facilities. They are commonly referred to as basement suites or in-law suites. City Council has currently waived the application fees for land use redesignation and development permits to accommodate secondary or backyard suites. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Affordable housing strategy

    The City is committed to playing a number of key roles in providing affordabe housing options for Calgarians including: Getting the Calgary community building. Leveraging City land to contribute to affordable housing development. Design and build new City units. Regenerate City-owned properties. Strengthening intergovernmental partnerships. Improving the housing system. The strategy will be used to inform Provincial and Federal housing strategy development. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Calgary Housing Company

    Calgary Housing Company (CHC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The City of Calgary that manages approximately 10,000 households and provides safe and affordable housing options to 25,000 Calgarians. CHC operates three types of programs: Subsidized housing - to help low-income Calgarians who pay more than 30 per cent of their income for housing. This program provides the deepest level of subsidy. Near market rentals - for Calgarians who are close to being able to afford current private market rent levels CHC offers rentals approximately 10 per cent below market rates. Rent supplement - provides rental assistance to tenants housed with private landlords. Tenants must meet the same qualifying criteria as applicants to CHC's social housing programs. Calgary Housing Company - tenant and applicant information Tenants and applicants with questions can visit Calgary Housing Company or call 587-390-1200. East District Office 3rd Floor, Marlborough Mall Professional Building 320 - 433 Marlborough Way N.E. Calgary, Alberta, T2A 5H5 South District Office Glenmore & Centre Shopping Centre 18 - 624 Centre Street S.E. Calgary, Alberta, T2H 0C6 West District Office Braithwaite Boyle Centre 1701 Centre Street N.W. Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8A4 Ongoing community cost? No

  • Fair Entry

    ​Apply once for five subsidy programs, including Calgary Transit low income monthly passes for youth, adults and seniors, recreation programs and facilities, no cost spay / neuter, seniors services home maintenance, and property tax assistance. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Transit low income pass

    ​Eligibility is assessed through Fair Entry and is based on household income and meeting one out of eight qualifications. As of April 2017, the cost of a low income monthly pass will be provided on a sliding scale. There are three price bands: $5.05, $35.35 and $50.50 per month depending on how much a customer earns. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Transit low income senior pass

    ​Yearly pass available to residents who are 65 years or older and provided on a sliding scale. Applicants will need to apply through the Fair Entry application system. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Transit senior yearly pass

    ​Residents 65 years or older are entitled to unlimited access to regular Calgary Transit services. Passes are $95 a year as of February 2017 and are sold at Calgary Transit Customer Service Centers. Proof of age and residency required. Please note that senior passes cannot be used for Access Calgary services. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Recreation fee assistance

    ​Almost all registered recreation programs offered by The City are eligible under the Fee Assistance Program - customer pays 10 per cent of registration fee, up to a maximum subsidy and a 75 per cent discount on general admission drop-in rates at aquatic facilities and leisure centres. Applicants qualify through Fair Entry. Ongoing community cost? No

  • No cost spay / neuter

    ​Eligible low income Calgarians can obtain free spay and neuter surgery for companion cats and dogs. Applicants qualify through Fair Entry. Dog breeders are not eligible for this program.

  • Seniors Home Maintenance

    ​This program helps low income seniors (65+) to live safely and securely in their own homes by providing basic yard care, snow removal, house cleaning, interior and exterior painting, and minor repairs. Applicants qualify through Fair Entry. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Property tax assistance

    ​Residential property tax owner's experiencing financial hardship, regardless of age, may be eligible for a credit/grant for property tax increase through the Property Tax Assistance Program. Applicants must qualify through Fair Entry. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Calgary Parks youth programs

    ​Calgary Parks delivers accessible park programs and initiatives that contribute to a sense of community (day camps, mobile adventure playgrounds, nature discovery drop-in programs). Ongoing community cost? No

  • Parks stewards and volunteers

    ​Calgary Parks delivers outcome-based programming links activities in natural environments to stewardship and facilitates volunteer work in parks and open space (Green Leaders, litter clean-up, P.U.P.P.Y, Adopt-a-Rink). Ongoing community cost? No

  • Calgary Parks special events

    ​Calgary Parks fosters active living through parks activities (mobile adventure playground, special events). Ongoing community cost? No

  • Park n' Play / Stay n' Play

    ​Park n' Play for children aged 6-12 years old to enjoy games, crafts, drama, and participate in weekly activities provided by invited special quests. Stay n' Play provides free interactive programming for parents and children aged 3-5. Parents learn new activities, games and crafts and are provided resources to take these ideas back home. Both Park n' Play and Stay n' Play are focused on encouraging children to develop active learning, maintaining a positive attitude, keeping physically fit, healthy eating and social interactions. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Summer youth programs

    ​This drop-in program is designed to provide youth aged 12-17 with the opportunity to learn new things while having a fun and engaging experience. With a focus on teaching leadership and self-esteem skills, it allows youth to develop ideas and learn to express themselves through creativity. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Children's AfterSchool program

    ​Engages children grades 1 to 6 in fair play, friendship building, and fundamental movement skills. Implementation of High Five principles promotes healthy play in participants. Leaders provide developmentally appropriate games and challenge them to work in co-operation with their peers. The games are challenging and constructive, building friendships between children with diverse backgrounds, teaching leadership and self-esteem skills. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Youth AfterSchool programs

    ​Engages youth, grade 7-12, in a drop-in program centered on friendship building, exploring individual creativity, fundamental movement skills, and increasing self-confidence and esteem. Leaders promote teamwork by encouraging co-operation during team / partner games, building friendships and a sense of belonging. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Mobile adventure playground

    ​Calgary Recreation can set up a mobile adventure playground for a day, giving kids opportunities to play creatively and explore healthy risk in a safe environment. Adventure playgrounds are dynamic spaces where children explore, create, imagine and learn in their own way. They contain a variety of materials and loose parts such as boards, tires, tape and cardboard that children are free to use to build, demolish, assemble and change. Ongoing community cost? No

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