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Elections Calgary

Candidate resources, maps and legislation

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) unless otherwise indicated. 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.

Ward profiles for the 2021 Election

Ward profiles provide information about the population living in private households in each ward such as, age, education, employment and income. The profiles are based on data from the 2016 Census of Canada.

School board trustee wards and guidebooks

Public school board trustees

One trustee is elected for each of the following:

  • Wards 1 and 2
  • Wards 3 and 4
  • Wards 5 and 10
  • Wards 6 and 7
  • Wards 8 and 9
  • Wards 11 and 13
  • Wards 12 and 14

Separate school board trustees

One trustee elected for each of the following:

  • Trustee Ward 1 - City of Calgary Wards 1 and 2 and Cochrane 
  • Trustee Ward 2 - City of Calgary Wards 3 and 5 and Airdrie 
  • Trustee Ward 3 - City of Calgary Wards 4 and 7  
  • Trustee Ward 4 - City of Calgary Wards 6 and 8 
  • Trustee Ward 5 - City of Calgary Wards 9 and 10 and Chestermere 
  • Trustee Ward 6 - City of Calgary Wards 11 and 12 
  • Trustee Ward 7 - City of Calgary Wards 13 and 14

A Candidates' Guide: Running for Municipal Office in Alberta

This guide from Municipal Affairs (Government of Alberta) is intended for candidates seeking nomination and election in municipal elections in Alberta in the 2021 general election year. Members of the general public and election officials may also use the guide to better understand requirements of candidates and their role in the municipal election process. 

A Candidate’s Guide: Running for Municipal Office in Alberta 


For nomination forms and other forms, see nomination checklist and forms.


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

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.