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Elections Calgary

Candidate resources, maps and legislation

Candidate information sessions

Learn about the candidate nomination process. Online sessions available on November 18 or 26. The presentation will be posted online at a later date.

Candidate information session details and registration

Listen for the echo of the sounds of the marsh off the slopes of a steep-sided ravine. Walk along the bottom of the ravine to see how the north-facing slopes hold dense stands of vegetation, primarily willows and aspen, while the dry south-facing slopes are primarily grassland. The marsh is home to a wide variety of birds and other wildlife and the ravines are home to a large number of deer.

Ward boundary maps for 2021 Election

Ward boundaries have been updated for the 2021 General Election. Learn more about the Ward Boundary Review process. Note: These boundaries will not come into effect until Election Day and should only be used for campaigning purposes.

All maps are 11 by 17 inches (or two sheets of 8.5 by 11 inches). Ward boundaries data in other formats (i.e. CSV, KML and Sharefile) is also available on The City of Calgary’s Open Calgary data portal.


Legislation and bylaws

Government of Alberta legislation

Local Authorities Elections Act (LAEA) (updated September 1, 2020)

Bill 29 amendments

Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Municipal Government Act

Education Act

City of Calgary bylaws

Bylaw 35M2018 Elections bylaw

Bylaw 29M97 Temporary Signs on Highways

Bylaw 11M2019 Use of Parks and Pathways

About City of Calgary Council

Role of City Council

How does City Council work?

Council accountability (code of conduct, disclosures, compensation and benefits)

School board trustee resources

About CBE Board of Trustees

About CCSD Board of Trustees

Alberta Catholic School Trustees’ Association

Alberta School Boards Association


The Census Results book contains a summary of current data, historical data, ward comparisons, and ward and community summaries. In addition, several graphs and charts are included. Census Results books are available from 2015 to 2019. The 2020 Civic Census was cancelled due to Covid-19.

Census data

Citizen Satisfaction Survey

The annual Citizen Satisfaction Survey gathers citizens’ views about living in Calgary, perception of quality of life, attitudes towards City Administration and Council, and perspectives of City programs and services. Findings from this annual survey of citizens provide a performance-based report for Council and Administration, and serves as an important tool for understanding the needs and perceptions of Calgarians and identifying areas for improvement on an ongoing basis.

Citizen Satisfaction Survey

Community profiles

Profiles for each Calgary community are available on Community profiles.

Calgary’s community profiles provide information about the population living in private households in each community from the 2016 Federal Census. The Federal Census is conducted every five years, with the next census taking place in 2021.

Open Calgary

Open Calgary is the gateway to the Open Data Portal and Citizen Dashboard. Open Calgary includes datasets from various business units and departments. These data sets are available in multiple file formats and anyone can download the data sets at no charge.

Open Calgary

Ward profiles

Ward profiles provide information about the population living in private households in each ward from the 2016 Census of Canada.

Note: Updated ward profiles for the 2021 boundaries will be available in January 2021.

Note: The information on this website is provided for the convenience of reference only. Candidates are subject to further requirements in the Local Authorities Election Act. Candidates are advised to refer to the LAEA and obtain legal advice regarding the full extent of their obligations.