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Civic Partners funding

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The City of Calgary’s Civic Partners are defined under the Investing in Partnerships Policy​. The City invests in these organization to deliver effective programs and services in targeted areas, develop and advance strategies, and construct and manage assets. City funding for Civic Partners is listed in the tables below and includes the actual Council-approved operating and capital funding for the previous year, and the approved budget for current year funding.

Funding process: Operating and capital investments in Civic Partners are approved by Council during the budget process and are subject to adjustments by Council. Annually, Civic Partners report to the Community Development Committee.

Funded Organizations


Civic Partners - Operating funding

Organization 2022 Operating Funding (actual) 2023 Operating Funding (approved budget)
Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary (Hangar Flight Museum)​

$411,358

$427,808

Arts Commons

$2,613,156

$2,817,826

Calgary Arts Development Autho​rity Ltd.

$17,490,000

$19,189,600

Calgary Convention Centre Authority (Calgary TELUS Convention Centre)

$1,795,192

$2,755,672

​Calgary Economic Development Ltd.

$9,752,765

$11,722,075

Calgary Public Library Board

$55,196,562

$57,375,537

Calgary Science Centre Society (TELUS Spark)

$2,254,857

$2,491,687

Calgary Sport Council Society (Sport Calgary)

$471,651

$1,118,047

​Calgary Zoological Society (Calgary Zoo)

$8,454,907

$8,793,107

The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland (formerly Fort Calgary)

$1,168,871

$1,215,621

Contemporary Calgary Arts Society

   

$900,000

Federation of Calgary Communities

$216,428

$475,000

Heritage Calgary

$343,000

$585,880

Heritage Park Society

$3,869,787

$4,831,357

Lindsay Park Sports Society (MNP Community & Sport Hub)

$1,426,016

$1,483,057

Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund Ltd.

$1,606,186

$2,509,638

Parks Foundation, Calgary

$193,000

$576,000

Platform Calgary

$1,470,256

$2,029,066

Silvera for Seniors

$7,830,000

$8,184,560

Tourism Calgary - Convention & Visitors Bureau

$3,150,673

$3,964,703

Tourism Calgary Special Events Fund

$3,966,000

$3,966,000

Vecova​ Centre for Disability Services and Research

$214,053

$222,615

VCC Initiatives Ltd. (Vibrant Communities Calgary)

$484,000

$1,003,360

*At least 75% of the funds provided to Calgary Arts Development are distributed to Calgary’s arts and culture sector through a variety of grant programs. Learn more at http://www.calgaryartsdevelopment.com

**OCIF’s operating budget is funded through interest earned on the OCIF Reserve.

 

Civic Partners - Capital funding

Organization 2022 Capital Funding (actual) 2023 Capital Funding (approved budget)
Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary (Hangar Flight Museum)​

$66,887

$559,500

Arts Commons

$1,259,000

$2,000,700

​Calgary Convention Centre Authority (Calgary TELUS Convention Centre)

$2,262,819

$3,622,045

Calgary Film Centre Ltd.

$202,500

Calgary Public Library Board

$3,859,315

$4,964,418

Calgary Science Centre Society (TELUS Spark)

$291,863

$760,500

Calgary Zoological Society (Calgary Zoo)

$550,709

$1,601,640

Calgary Zoological Society (Calgary Zoo)- Canadian Wilds Project  

$4,250,000

Calgary Zoological Society (Calgary Zoo)- Net Zero Emissions Program  

$5,000,000

The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland (formerly Fort Calgary)

$160,094

$266,640

Contemporary Calgary Arts Society

$52,425

Heritage Park Society

$1,226,832

$3,837,750

Heritage Park Society - Wet Dock Replacement Project

$2,653,203

$406,036

​Lindsay Park Sports Society (MNP Community & Sport Hub)

$200,121

$804,000

Platform Calgary

$406,183

$1,093,817

Silvera for Seniors

$763,182

$5,443,084

Vecova​ Centre for Disability Services and Research

$150,690

$557,250

Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research - New Facility project  

$4,200,000

Civic Partners – Community Safety Grant

Organization Funding one-time grant
Calgary Public Library Board $750,000 
Contemporary Calgary Arts Society $207,499 
Arts Commons $185,955
The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland (formerly Fort Calgary) $130,000 
Lindsay Park Sports Society (MNP Community & Sport Centre) $85,000 
Calgary Convention Centre Authority (Calgary TELUS Convention Centre) $484,400 
Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research $50,000 

Please visit our news release for more information on the Civic Partner Community Safety Grant.  

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