Civic Partners funding

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The City of Calgary’s Civic Partners are defined under the Investing in Partnerships Policy​ and 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 listed in the tables below includes the Council-approved funding budget for the most recent year, and actual funding for the previous year. The first table shows funding for operating costs. The second ta​ble shows funding for capital costs. Budget information updated annually.

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 Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services​.

Civic Partners - Operating funding

Organization 2021 Operating Funding (actual) 2022 Operating Funding (approved budget)
Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary (Hangar Flight Museum)​ $411,358 $411,358
Calgary Arts Development Autho​rity* $14,290,000 $17,490,000
Arts Commons $2,546,350 $2,613,156
Calgary Convention Centre Authority (Calgary TELUS Convention Centre) $1,749,231 $1,795,192
​Calgary Economic Development $9,752,765 $9,752,765
Heritage Calgary $343,000 $343,000
Calgary Public Library Board $53,627,720 $53,877,720
Calgary Science Centre Society (TELUS Spark) $2,197,092 $2,254,857
Calgary Sport Council Society (Sport Calgary) $459,596 $471,651
Platform Calgary (formerly ​Calgary Technologies Inc.) $1,448,657 $1,470,256
​Calgary Zoological Society (Calgary Zoo) $8,238,666 $8,454,907
Fort Calgary Preservation Society $1,138,984 $1,168,871
Heritage Park Society $3,739,787 $3,869,787
Lindsay Park Sports Society (MNP Community & Sport Hub) $1,389,596 $1,426,013
Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund Ltd. ** $649,609 $918,612
Parks Foundation, Calgary $193,000 $193,000
Silvera for Seniors $7,071,000 $7,830,000
Tourism Calgary - Convention & Visitors Bureau $2,777,337 $2,850,673
Tourism Calgary Special Events Fund $2,966,000 $3,966,000
Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC Initiatives Ltd.) $484,000 $484,000
Vecova​ Centre for Disability Services and Research $208,431 $213,956

*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 2021 Capital Funding (actual) 2022 Capital Funding (approved budget)
Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary (Hangar Flight Museum)​ $112,896 $296,771
Arts Commons $1,182,120 $963,262
​Calgary Convention Centre Authority (Calgary TELUS Convention Centre) $3,210,121 $2,103,667
Calgary Public Library Board $2,165,988 $5,190,734
Calgary Science Centre Society (TELUS Spark) $3,063,202 $211,250
Calgary Zoological Society (Calgary Zoo) $1,919,264 $550,708
Fort Calgary Preservation Society $67,290 $94,365
Heritage Park Society $2,073,618 $1,268,110
​Lindsay Park Sports Society (MNP Community & Sport Hub) $75,248 $220,500
Silvera for Seniors $6,299,447 $1,435,266
Vecova​ Centre for Disability Services and Research $312,002 $140,950
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