Our vision is a city and economy that is inclusive, safe, and provides opportunity for everyone, particularly those economically or socially marginalized.
Emerging evidence shows economic hardship during the pandemic has been felt more acutely by certain segments of the population, particularly based on gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Simultaneous current events have placed a spotlight on the systemic injustice, racism, and oppression faced by Black, Indigenous and other minority groups.
A recovery for everyone will lay the foundation for a more equitable society and will expand economic opportunity for all, leading to a more stable, expansive and rapid economic recovery.
1. Pursue policies and infrastructure that increase physical and social accessibility.
Accessibility is both a social issue from an equity perspective, and economic issue. National estimates suggest increasing workplace access across Canada would increase GDP nationally by $16.8 billion by 2030.
Facilitate access to robust broadband networks through the city to enable remote working and learning.
2. Invest in mental health supports.
Beyond mental health in the workplace, supporting mental health of Calgarians is critical to creating vibrant communities, and a healthy, well-functioning economy. In December 2020, one in five Canadians reported a formal diagnosis of depression or anxiety.
Advance the Implementation Plan of the City’s Corporate Affordable Housing Strategy including leveraging City land, supporting the community to build new affordable housing, improving the housing system and strengthening intergovernmental partnerships.
Reduce barriers and broaden criteria for obtaining property tax exemptions for affordable and mixed-income housing downtown.
Create an inclusive community
What we're saying
National Indigenous Peoples Day
By initiating conversations and furthering our education within our organization, we seek a better understanding, and recognition of meaningful acts of reconciliation as we serve Calgary's business community.
The time to agree on childcare is now: our letter to the Prime Minister and Premier of Alberta.
As the voice of the Calgary business community, our letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Jason Kenney calling for immediate agreement on providing quality, affordable, and accessible childcare for Albertan children.