Better Every Day 2021 Q2

Compassionate Collaboration

Message from the City Manager


Our quality of life in Calgary is enriched by many organizations. Businesses, not-for-profits, community groups and individuals find mutual benefits through partnerships with The City to deliver services that improve the livability of our city and our communities.

Our many valuable partnerships allow us to deliver exceptional services in our world class city. Due to our civic partners, we are fortunate to enjoy top-rated arts requisites such as an orchestra and live theatre, tourist attractions like Heritage Park, the Calgary Tower and Fort Calgary, an innovative public library system, and expertise from Platform Calgary and Calgary Economic Development.

Our collaboration doesn’t end with our civic partners. We have long standing relationships with community organizations like the United Way of Calgary and Area, as well as our community associations, business improvement areas, and recreation hubs. We are proud of our recent “giving wall” collaboration, spearheaded by local food columnist and author Julie Van Rosendaal collaborating with participating restaurants to provide free meals and gift cards to those in need. Our strategic partnership with the University of Calgary’s Urban Alliance benefits our community by matching researchers with City initiatives, working together to improve our great city, looking at unique challenges in waste reduction, energy, the environment, crime, poverty and more.

Working with partners, our impact is infinitely greater. To create a fully inclusive and equitable community, it is important to maintain these strong partnerships, supporting initiatives that advance our mandate of making life better every day for all Calgarians. I invite you to read more about a few examples of the many amazing partnerships we appreciate here at The City.

David Duckworth P.Eng, MBA

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