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Next Monthly Meeting

Our next larger committee meeting will gather chairs and participants from our smaller sub-committees to share reports and plans.

  • Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 (Fourth Wed. of every month)

  • Time: 2-4 p.m.

  • Location: Momentum

    2936 Radcliffe Dr SE #16


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Thank you for sharing your vision and helping shape the Indigenous Gathering Place for generations to come!

The first round of conversations happened from February 1 to March 26, 2019. Join us for a celebration event on April 23, 2019 as we share what we heard in those conversations.

If you or your organization would like to be part of the next round of community conversations to help shape the future of the IGP, please email us at igpcalgary@gmail.com


Want to know more about the IGP?

We’ve published our Summary Guide to the Indigenous Gathering Place. Click the image or HERE to view the full brochure.


Pictured here:  IGP volunteer Helpers after finishing their conversation training workshop on Jan. 28, 2019. They will be hosting conversations on behalf of the Indigenous Gathering Place Society in your community.

Pictured here: IGP volunteer Helpers after finishing their conversation training workshop on Jan. 28, 2019. They will be hosting conversations on behalf of the Indigenous Gathering Place Society in your community.

Community Conversations

Give your feedback on the Gathering Place one of four ways from Feb. 1 - March 15, 2019.

A report of what we heard will be available and celebrated in April.


IGP Board members and Elder Advisor: (left to right) Mike Simeons, John Fischer, Lee Stevens, Janet Naclia, Elder Reg Crowshoe, Tyler Makinaw (regrets: Eve MacMillan)

IGP Board members and Elder Advisor: (left to right) Mike Simeons, John Fischer, Lee Stevens, Janet Naclia, Elder Reg Crowshoe, Tyler Makinaw (regrets: Eve MacMillan)

Nov. 28, 2018 IGP Annual Community Update Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Annual Community Update in November at the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. Read our 2018 Community Update.

Recap: We celebrated our 2018 accomplishments including our new branding and logo (pictured here), business plan launch, site allocation study and official Society standing.


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It’s Official… We’re a registered non-profit Society!

We are excited to announce the Indigenous Gathering Place of Calgary is now an official Society! Read our Bylaws.


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Q: Where will the Indigenous Gathering Place be located?

Site study underway!

We’ve started our site allocation search! Our consultant, Aaron Aubin & Associates are moving forward after direction from our Elders’ gathering last month to research potential sites. We heard many stories of origin and gathering, and are excited to explore which lands would meet the very specific spiritual, traditional and historical needs the Indigenous Gathering Place will rest on.


Click to check out Vibrant Community Calgary’s and IGP’s Board member Lee Stevens talking about what an Indigenous Gathering Place means to her.

Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC) is a non-profit organization seeking to engage Calgarians to advocate for long-term strategies that address the root causes of poverty in Calgary. VCC is also the steward of Enough for All, Calgary’s poverty reduction strategy. For more information, please visit www.vibrantcalgary.com and www.enoughforall.ca.