600 leaders from 29 member institutions, representing 31,000 Calgarians, assembled to publicly found the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, a new broad-based organization of religious congregations, schools, unions and nonprofits. With music and a blessing, the assembly incorporated a roll call in which institutions committed to working together and stories by community leaders that demonstrated the issues the new organization would address including: Mental Health, Social Isolation, the Environment and Truth And Reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
Public officials, including the Calgary Mayor, Calgary Councillor and a Member of Parliament, credentialed the new organization and the work ahead.
Interfaith Alliance Coming Together for the Common Good, CBC Listen
Calgary Organization Banding Together on Common Issues, 660 News
Calgary Advocacy Group Builds from the Neighborhood Up, Live Wire Calgary
We All Win When We Work Together for the Common Good, Calgary Herald
Founding Assembly, A Powerful Evening, Calgary Alliance for the Common Good