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Emergency Resiliency Fund

In 2020 $15 million was allocated to the Emergency Resiliency Fund to enable non-profits, including The City’s civic and community partners, to continue to serve Calgarians during the response phase of the COVID-19 pandemic event by ensuring adequate services were available, and to pursue partner capacity to support Calgary’s social, economic and cultural recovery from the event. The Emergency Resiliency Fund provided funding through the three strategies detailed below.

Strategy 1: Enhanced support to social service organizations
$6.7 million was allocated to 88 non-profit social service organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding allowed organizations to adapt their service delivery methods to reach more Calgarians and serve them in different ways.

Strategy 2: Targeted funding for The City’s Civic and Community Partners
Approximately $5 million was allocated to 20 of The City’s Civic and Community Partners that were significantly impacted by COVID-19 public health orders, including closure of facilities, had significant decreases in revenue, and required funding during the response and recovery phase to support organizational stability. 

Strategy 3: Targeted partnership with the Calgary Arts Development Authority
$2 million was allocated to 125 arts and cultural organizations through the Calgary Arts Development Authority’s (CADA) grant programs to meet immediate needs and support organizational sustainability. This funding helped ensure a strong and resilient local arts community that contributes to economic resilience and offers arts and cultural opportunities for Calgarians and visitors.

The following Emergency Resiliency Fund report demonstrates the impact of each strategy, including success stories.

For questions about the Emergency Resiliency Fund, please email us at fundingproposals@calgary.ca.

Emergency Resiliency Fund support for non-profit social service organizations - 2020

$8 million in funding from the Emergency Resiliency Fund was allocated for programs and services of Calgary non-profit social service organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This enabled increased access to services for families and individuals and helped to prevent escalation of social problems.

Organization Funding Awarded Use of Funds
Ability Society of Alberta $89,270 Technology upgrades to move services for children with special needs online
Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary $25,000 Providing care packages containing food, games, books, cultural crafts to address basic needs and social isolation
Alexandra Community Health Centre, The $75,000 Delivering food and basic needs supplies to vulnerable people
AlQaim Charity Foundation $25,000 Delivering food, supplies, and medication
Bethany Care Foundation $6,000 Providing seniors with access to food and transportation
Bowness Seniors Centre $7,500 Providing virtual programming for seniors to prevent social isolation
Brenda Strafford Society $61,607 Providing food and other household necessities (infant formula, diapers, personal hygiene) to families
Buckspring Foundation (#NotInMyCity) $98,625 Providing food hamper delivery to individuals and families in need
Calgary Alpha House Society $91,760 Providing providing food and health security for people experiencing homelessness
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) $85,000 Assessing and coordinating service plans to address immediate needs of newcomers
Calgary Cerebral Palsy Association $7,000 Supporting people living with cerebral palsy with unexpected costs, medical equipment, counselling and mental health support
Calgary Counselling Centre $109,000 Providing online counselling for people struggling with mental health and addiction due to concerns related to COVID -19
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association $48,884 Creating care/activity packages for immigrant seniors to keep them mentally and physically active
Calgary John Howard Society, The $8,052 Providing internet service for clients to access Digital Literacy and Employment Readiness programs
Calgary Police Foundation $52,500 Providing students with essential school supplies and a month supply of healthy school snacks
Calgary Seniors Resource Society $200,000 Social workers to provide same day, urgent response for seniors experiencing social crisis, as well as connecting to long-term supports
Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter $390,167 Counselling support to people seeking help with family violence and abuse during  the COVID-19 pandemic
Calgary Young Women's Christian Association $175,602 Moving counselling and domestic violence outreach programs to phone and online delivery
Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region $74,000 Modifying operations of most critical mental health support programs to online delivery
Canadian Pakistani Support Group (CPSG) Association $86,280 Providing additional staffing and supplies for transitional home to victims of domestic violence
CanLearn Society for Persons with Learning Difficulties $80,000 Responding to increased demand for Intake, counselling, behavioural consultation, and coaching for those with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Carya Society of Calgary $106,274 Providing system navigation services to connect seniors and families to food, housing and income supports
Catholic Family Service of Calgary $175,000 Providing immediately accessible counselling services through our Rapid Access Counselling (RAC) Program
Centre for Newcomers Society of Calgary $81,500 Providing emergency supports for vulnerable newcomer populations to mitigate the risk of homelessness and food insecurity
Centre for Suicide Prevention $39,500 Increasing access to online mental health and suicide prevention resources
Centre Street Church $90,000 Supporting meal preparation, food delivery, emergency rent relief and emotional supports
Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta (CPAA) $96,400 Supporting the disability community with virtual wellness programs and online resources
Chabad Lubavitch of Alberta $35,000 Providing kosher food for families impacted by the pandemic
Children’s Cottage Society $20,000 Responding to increased demand at the Crisis Nursery, a safe-haven for children while their family is experiencing a crisis in their lives
Children’s Link Society, The $83,400 Expanding the ability to support children and families through online early prevention and intervention programs
Church Of Pentecost, Calgary District $30,000 Purchasing and delivering groceries and catered food to those in need
Closer to Home Community Services $205,500 Addressing social well-being for vulnerable families, by offering online programming and immediate access to online supports
Confederation Park 55+ Activity Centre $19,699 Creating online educational and instructional videos for isolated seniors
CUPS Calgary Society $93,250 Providing social and emotional education and supports to low income families in Calgary
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Calgary Region Society $25,000 Providing virtual outreach to vulnerable deaf and hard of hearing people
El Sistema Calgary Multicultural Orchestra Foundation $37,260 Development of an online platform to continue to support students and families by reducing isolation of vulnerable populations
Elizabeth House $79,200 Providing supports to residential clients, with a focus on recognizing the effects of compound trauma
Enviros Wilderness School Association $54,188 Respite services for families who have children with complex needs or developmental disabilities
Epilepsy Association of Calgary $108,360 Telephone mentoring, counselling and emotional support services for people affected by epilepsy
Families Matter Society $20,000 Food and baby essential boxes to vulnerable low-income families
Fresh Start Recovery Center $22,000 Delivery of food, clothing, and resources to those that need support
Further Education Society of Alberta (FESA) $33,000 Adapting skills development programming to online, video, telephone, and one-on-one delivery
Gobind Marg Charitable Trust Foundation $68,400 Helping seniors, individuals and families who are in need of food, moral support and counselling
Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta $240,000 Providing various housing, family support, and referral  services by phone, teleconference, and online
Helping Families Handle Cancer $30,000 Providing financial support for families living through childhood cancer
HomeFront Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence $30,000 Helping victims develop effective safety plans and navigate the court process
I Can for Kids Foundation $50,000 Provision of grocery gift cards to children and families caught in dire circumstances
Immigrant Education Society, The $103,000 Providing online basic needs information and counselling, and psycho-educational workshops
Immigrant Services Calgary $88,102 Programming that supports the healthy development of vulnerable youth and their families
IMPACT SOCIETY for Children and Families, The $15,000 Providing children, youth and caregivers with mental-health supports
Indo Canadian Community Association $33,521 Providing food and basic needs for isolated seniors
Inn from the Cold $45,300 Supporting children and their families with access to technology and online programming
Kerby Assembly $33,556 Delivering groceries and prepared meals, contacting older adults in social isolation
Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta $28,500 Transitioning to online delivery of programs to support children with cancer and their families
Made by Momma $40,000 Food and essential items for families with young children
Making Changes Employment Association of Alberta $20,000 Providing teenaged girls from low-income households with one-on-one consultation and clothing
McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association of Calgary & Area $21,983 Providing clinical supports to vulnerable youth, families and caregivers via web-based counselling supports
Metis Calgary Family Services Society $25,000 A community voice mail service for individuals to stay connected to counsellors and social workers
Momentum Community Economic Development Society $75,000 Helpline and coaching services to help individuals build their ability to cope with job losses, reduced hours, and working from home
Muslim Families Network Society $88,000 Provision of food for low income, seniors and families with young children, including new immigrants and refugees
North Calgary Cultural Association $38,000 Coordinating online socialization opportunities for isolated seniors
North East Family Connections Society $108,899 Providing basic needs support such as gift cards, emergency food, fresh produce, and referrals to other services
Ogden House Senior Citizens Club $49,500 Delivery of food and basic needs to isolated seniors
Parkinson Association of Alberta $30,938 Outreach to socially isolated individuals living with and affected by Parkinson disease
Potential Place Society $211,780 Supporting vulnerable low-income individuals who are dealing with mental health challenges and food security issues
PREP Program, The - A Calgary Society to Promote Education for Individuals with Down Syndrome $25,000 Expanding reading program to include reading packages and remote sessions for children with Down Syndrome
Presbyterian church of Ghana Calgary $32,700 Providing groceries and counselling low income families, seniors, and recent immigrants
Punjabi Community Health Services Calgary $47,500 Providing essential culturally informed first language services to the South Asian community
RIEL Institute for Learning and Education $24,414 Assist clients and their families with gaining access to supports to maintain physical, mental, emotional and spiritual stability
Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta $20,000 Providing commercially-prepared, nutritious meals to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House
S.E. Calgary Community Resource Centre $50,000 Offering online and telephone support to families and individuals who need help with basic needs or access to government benefits
Sagesse Domestic Violence Prevention Society $108,590 Transitioning of programs to virtual platforms, texting, and chat lines
Siksika Family Services Corporation Inc. $160,000 Assisting members in applying for government supports and providing coaching and training on technology platforms
Silvera for Seniors $116,500 Conducting wellness checks on residents and responding to those who are in immediate need with supports
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Calgary Diocesan Central Council $100,000 Preparing and delivering food hampers, as well as emergency financial supports
Sonshine Community Services $24,904 Providing additional technology support to clients via phone or online
South Asian Canadian Association Calgary $14,000 Addressing isolation, basic needs, and mental & physical wellbeing of seniors
Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre $61,500 Providing basic needs to give citizens immediate help in their struggle to buy food, keep their housing, and pay their bills
Synaptic Spinal Cord Injury & Neuro Rehabilitation Centre $70,000 Online community-based rehab for people with complex neurological conditions
Trellis $106,250 Preventing youth from experiencing sexual exploitation and entering into homelessness by providing a stable safe place to live and gain skills
United Way of Calgary and Area $259,860 Coordinating funding with the COVID-19 Community Response Fund to support non-profit organizations' pandemic response effort.
Volly Ltd. $20,000 Purchase of produce for the Calgary Community Fridge, a volunteer run community pantry
Volunteer Centre of Calgary $9,485 Upgrading software to make it easy for volunteers to get connected to pandemic volunteer needs
Wellspring Calgary $50,000 Moving programs online that address the fear, isolation, disruption & practical challenges cancer brings to the lives of patients, caregivers & families
Women In Need Society of Calgary $164,800 Expanding free goods program to include broader eligibility and to operate 7-days a week
Women's Centre of Calgary $42,900 Building volunteer and staff capacity to assist women in building their job preparation and search skills
Wood's Homes $24,376 Providing barrier-free online respite services to children, youth and families with mental health needs

Emergency Resiliency Fund support for arts and cultural organizations (through CADA) - 2020

$2 million was directed to arts and cultural organizations through the Calgary Arts Development Authority’s (CADA) grant programs to meet immediate needs and address the increased demand for funding that supports organizational sustainability. This funding helped ensure a strong and resilient local arts community that supports economic resilience and offers arts and cultural opportunities for Calgarians and visitors.

Recovery Fund Grants
Organization Funding Awarded Use of Funds
The Quickdraw Animation Society $8,000 Air filters and physical space safety; drawing tablets
Cantare Children's Choir Society $8,000 Technology upgrades; expenses previously covered by casino funds (wages etc.)
New Works Calgary $9,500 Strategic planning; podcast series; online development contract position
CARFAC Alberta $9,900 Purchase laptops & zoom license to better serve online programming
The Leighton Foundation and Art Centre $10,000 Fixed operational expenses and technology upgrades; shifting educational programming to be COVID friendly
Alberta Playwrights' Network $10,000 Addition of 3/4 GM role to allow org to better respond to needs of community and adapting programming
Antyx Community Arts $10,000 Strategic planning and consultant fees; technology
Casa Mexico Foundation $10,000 Website and technology upgrades; executive director salary; strategic planning
Femme Wave $10,000 Strategic planning and holistic organizational change to readdress organizational structure
Stride Gallery $10,000 shifting programming to local artists and alternate exhibition forms; lateral restructuring of staff and board development
StoryBook Theatre Society $10,000 Hybrid online/in- person education programming; shift to filmed productions of season w/ associated safety and technology costs
WordFest $11,500 Board development; succession planning; strategic planning
Morpheus Theatre Society $13,000 Facility operating expenses; technology; subsidized workshops
Dancers Studio West $15,000 Technology & increase AD's hours from PT to FT
BINHI NG LAHI PHILIPPINE FOLK DANCE TROUPE LTD. $15,000 Online content delivery; fundraising; cohorted rehearsal process
Land’s End Chamber Music Society $16,000 Hosting for virtual concerts & music videos; educational and learning initiatives
Verb Theatre $18,000 New play development; top up AD salary; marketing plan for future work
Luminous Voices Music Society $18,000 Admin, AV and tech requirements; artist fees and development of new types of content delivery
Youth Singers of Calgary $20,000 Production of webisodes and company album; hybrid in-person/digital rehearsals
Sled Island Music Festival $20,000 Strategic planning and anti-racism training - consultancy fees and advisory compensation
Sankofa Arts & Music Foundation $20,000 Staffing salaries, technology & office space
Indigenous Resilience in Music $20,000 Lodge Sessions virtual concert series; speaker series; youth program
Revv52 $20,000 Technology and space upgrades for smaller socially distanced rehearsals; recording and showcase projects
West Village Theatre $20,000 Staff salary; safety infrastructure; facility upgrades for reopening strategy
Alberta Theatre Projects $20,000 ATP at home; live programming at 30% capacity; new play development
Making Treaty 7 $20,000 Board governance review; hiring staff; new play development
The In-Definite Arts Society $25,000 Exhibition and sharing - artist work in public space - 10 window exhibitions
Vertigo Theatre $25,000 PPE & safety; EDIA and anti-racism work; relaunch planning for phase 1 of their recovery plan
The Second Story Art Society O/A TRUCK Contemporary Art $25,000 Strategic planning & visioning; panel talk on accessibility; wages & technology
Clouds 'n Water Visual Production Society c/o The New Gallery $25,000 Strategic planning; contract positions for fund development; anti-racism training
Beakerhead Creative Society $25,000  Fixed operational expenses as they adapt their programming to a non-large event year
Seities Studio Ltd. $3,000 Free submission fees, cover printing and artist fees for publication
Calgary Chinese Orchestra Association $5,000 Implement strategic plan - board governance, HR, financial management, marketing
The Alexandra Writers' Centre Society $5,000 Increase support for Borderlines and Writer in Residence program; digital strategy; youth programs
Untitled Art Society $5,000 Development of guiding principles (strategic plan); bolster cash reserves
Calgary Korean Orchestra Association $8,000 HR, increased instruction hours, operational expenses & admin
Calgary Young People's Theatre $8,000 Shift to focus on camps/classes & cannonball, increased HR and admin costs and shifting staff portfolio
SpanicArts: Hispanic Association of Professional Artists Ltd. $8,000 Technology and artist fees for online programming incl. artist talks, tours, professional development sessions
Calgary Banff Photography Festival / Exposure Photography Festival $10,000 Offset loss of income from open call fees and event listing fees; salary cost for increased coordinator hours
Prairie Debut Inc. $10,000 Artist Development project and digital transformation project
Theatre Alberta $12,000 Program planning for altered ArtsTrek; digital consultant and tools; physical space upgrades
Calgary Girls Choir $20,000 Technology for online rehearsals; salaries for artistic staff; offset for tuition revenue
Calgary Opera Association $20,000 Shifting season to special programming incl. commission of new BIPOC composer, Emerging Artist program, and strategic planning for development department
Design Talks Institute $20,000 Development of digital exchange program and job posting; alignment of digital and org strategy with anti-racism
Elephant Artist Relief Society $20,000 Website, HR, group health benefits; umbrella talks refocusing on BIPOC and AWD artists - pilot for regular program
Fairytales Presentation / Calgary Queer Arts Society $20,000 Covering on-going operating and programming costs and address revenue gaps that are expected to arise as a result of uncertainty
Inside Out Theatre $20,000 Accessible website re-build; communications plan; accessibility audit
Kantorei Choral Society $20,000 Shifting operating model to cover decreased support from MRU; director and accompanist salaries, PPE, online vocal training
KO Arts Centre / Kiyooka Ohe $20,000 PT staff for membership and volunteer; HVAC and sanitation for studios and park; online programs
Quest Theatre $20,000 Strategic Planning; Technology upgrades; Anti-racism training
Sage Theatre Society $20,000 Compensation for artistic associates’ program; fixed expenses; online/alternate programming
THIRD ACTion Film Festival Limited $20,000 Piloting simulcast options for programming; PT positions for increased research and development; looking ahead to new strategy plan
WP Puppet Theatre $20,000 Online program delivery for children, youth, and adults; increase to artist contracts for mental wellness program,
Alberta Printmakers Society $25,000 Space and tech upgrades; staffing and admin to implement recovery plan
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra $25,000 Shifting season to alternate venues, shorter concerts, livestreaming; adjusting business and programming model
Mountain Standard Time Performative Arts Festival $25,000 Development of cultural plan, including hiring a research assistant to look at alternate operational models
Calgary International Film Festival $27,500 HR & implementation of strategic plan, hybrid festival
Springboard Dance Collective Calgary Society (Springboard Performance) $28,000 Digital and marketing strategy consultants and expenses; containR development and expenses; anti-racism training
Lougheed House Conservation Society $30,000 Digital strategy and plan; accompanying technology and Wi-Fi access
Trickster Theatre $30,000 Adapting residency program for social distancing incl. video creation - technology expenses; increased investment into existing online programs
Resiliency Fund Grant first round
Organization Funding Awarded Use of Funds
Alberta Theatre Projects $50,000 Arts presentation: 1 virtual table read; 3 socially distanced live productions
Ghost River Theatre $50,000 Livestreaming lab / research for programming
Glenbow- Alberta Institute $50,000 Creating digitally accessible education programming for virtual school groups including upgraded technology and educator training
Wordfest $50,000 "Hybrid" model as one that combines and leverages the best features of both traditional (in person) and digital forms of arts presentation (experienced virtually)
Alberta Ballet $30,000 Digital Dance Strategy for dance films & the program dissemination
Calgary Animated Objects $25,000 Various projects including Puppet Slam Artist Development and Presentation.  Program Development, and Digital Warrior Animation Online Residency
Storybook Theatre Society $25,000 PPE, sound equipment, film equipment for online season
CJSW University of Calgary Student Radio $23,500 1st phase of iOS app development for programming and engagement
Downstage Performance Society $20,000 Programming shifts including performance podcast, Stage It Video Project, Micro Story project & Life Below Backyard performances
Evergreen Theatre and Community Spaces $20,000 Making (safe) SPACE for creative communities to thrive including infrastructure upgrades, Technology upgrades, digital equipment to engage communities and new web-series creation
Pumphouse Theatre $20,000 Socially distanced, altered in-person education programs
Rocky Mountain Symphony Society $20,000 Equipment (mic) for livestream, digital orchestral performances; loan to Polaris & other orgs
Vertigo Theatre $20,000 Immersive play development & theatre space
Calgary Young Peoples's Theatre $15,000 Pitch A Pandemic Project - open call for youth oriented creative projects
Decidedly Jazz Danceworks $15,000 Website redevelopment
Third Action Film Festival $15,000 Simulcast delivery & monthly screenings
Writer's Guild of Alberta $14,000 Technical production lead contractor & SAIT student assistants
Calgary Renaissance Singers & Players $13,500 Virtual recording and rehearsing technology, production of holiday online concerts
New Works of Art Calgary $12,000 Podcast and Webcast concert series
Alberta Association of Artist Run Centres $10,000 Interim programming in place of postponed conference
Beltline Neighbourhoods Association $10,000 Expand BUMP model beyond the Beltline; mobilize online content
Calgary Blues Music Association $10,000 Blues Fest channel on the Public Place Network
Calgary Music Academy Centre $10,000 Subsidy for operational expenses; hire an administrator; performance outreach program
KO Arts Centre Society of Calgary $10,000 Virtual programming - webinars & online exhibitions; marketing staff
The Calgary Fiddlers $10,000 Technology for lessons and program delivery
Honens $10,000 SEO, digital app, and database updates
Edmonton Movie Club $8,000 Digital festival incl. drive in screenings and masterclasses
Pro Arts Society $5,000 Concert recording & archives
Rhythm of the Rockies Chorus Society $4,000 Admin support, tech support & training for members
Resiliency Fund Grant second round
Organization Funding Awarded Use of Funds
Calgary Suzuki Strings Association $3,300 2021 Virtual Winter Workshop - Teacher and parent training session, masterclasses, online music showcase
Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild of Calgary $6,000 Keeping Connected - small socially distanced group workshops
International Festival of Song and Chamber Music Society $7,500 Filmed concert with interdisciplinary visual art and music performance
Theatre Calgary $7,700 TC Out Loud Online reading series for local playwrights
Handsome Alice Theatre Foundation $9,000 Salon Series - development residencies, community discussions, workshops
Anubhav $10,000 Online production season of music, poetry, drama, and dance from the South Asian and East Indian diaspora
BuckingJam Music Foundation $10,000 Jazz Connections digital initiative - webinars, education, musician engagement
Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra $10,000 Online Store - promotion and marketing
Folk Festival Society of Calgary $10,000 Festival Hall - community streaming performance subsidy
One Voice Chorus Society $10,000 Virtual programming - Choir videos, online coffee house concerts, lecture series, rainbow cabaret concert film
Wandering Spirit Ltd $10,000 Cultural Connections - Filmed dance/drumming production and weekly online dance/drumming classes
The Quickdraw Animation Society $12,000 Website development to optimize registrations, rentals, and better connect with community
Springboard Dance Collective (Calgary) Society $13,500 containR facility enhancements and programming
Alberta Printmakers' Society $15,000 Virtual Community Programming - online demo series, Alberta Culture Days, artist talks
Binhi ng Lahi Philippine Folk Dance Troupe $15,000 2021 Online Dance Recital
Iiniistsi Treaty Arts Society $15,000 Online programming - REDx Talks and Noirfoot Narrative Labs
The Stride Art Gallery Association $15,000 New Window Space exhibition platform and programming
Inside Out Theatre $18,000 Adapt Good Host Program - workshops and training, event audits, project consultation
Corps Bara Dance Theatre $20,000 Mini dance film series
Design Talks Institute $20,000 Critical Discoveries - writing workshop and residency program
Elephant Artist Relief $20,000 Supported Group Health Insurance for Artists
Prospect Human Services $20,000 Gallery Manager Position
Woezo Africa Music & Dance Theatre Inc. $20,000 Online Programming - classes, production, Black Arts Development program
AUArts Students’ Association $25,000 Online Spring Show + Sale
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre Association $25,000 Development of Museum website  to create access to educational materials and collection
Calgary Pro Musica $25,000 Hybrid online and live performance series
Indigenous Resilience in Music $25,000 Online Virtual Music Festival and Drive-In Live Show
Mountain Standard Time Performative Arts Festival $25,000 Research Fellowship Program
Indefinite Arts Centre $28,000 Merger between Indefinite Arts Centre and Momo Movement
Green Fools Theatre Society $30,000 STUDIO G - Physical Theatre and Circus School
Jazz Is Society of Alberta $30,000 Inglewood Outdoor Jazz Stage
nvrlnd. Arts Foundation $30,000 Upgrade event technology at the Boutique to better serve community
Youth Singers of Calgary $30,000 Consultation on equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility education and work for staff and board, school residency program, daytime programming
Clouds & Water Gallery and Visual Production Society o/a The New Gallery $45,000 Digital literacy through core programming - online project space, professional development for artists, community outreach
Sled Island Arts Fellowship $45,000 Creation of livestreaming packages including recording equipment, technical support and training
Trickster Theatre $45,000 Web based platform for program delivery and remote directed theatre

Emergency Resiliency Fund support for The City’s Civic and Community Partners - 2020

$5 million for The City’s Civic and Community Partners (as defined in the Investing in Partnerships Policy) that are significantly impacted by COVID-19 public health orders, including closure of facilities, have experienced significant decreases in revenue, and require funding during the response and recovery phase to support organizational stability.

Partner name Funding awarded
Aerospace Museum Association of Calgary (The Hangar Flight Museum) $70,000
Calgary Centre for Performing Arts (Arts Commons) $523,000
Calgary Convention Centre Authority (Calgary TELUS Convention Centre) $1,265,000
Calgary Female Sport Development Association (Great Plains Arena) $62,200
Calgary Science Centre Society (TELUS Spark) $147,000
Calgary Sport Council Society (Sport Calgary) $25,000
Calgary Technologies Inc. (Platform Calgary) $30,000
Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society $50,000
Contemporary Calgary Arts Society $50,000
Federation of Calgary Communities $45,000
Fort Calgary Preservation Society $62,200
Glenbow Institute (Glenbow Museum) $14,000
Heritage Park Society $490,000
Lindsay Park Sports Society (Repsol Sport Centre) $16,500
North East Centre of Community Society (Genesis Centre) $10,000
Silvera for Seniors $318,000
South Fish Creek Recreation Association (Cardel Rec South) $272,800
Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research $407,800
Vivo Centre for Healthier Generations $640,800
YMCA $500,000
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