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Liaison Amy Spark
Submission Date April 5, 2018
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Bow Valley College
EN-10: Community Partnerships

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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
Calgary Economic Development

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

Calgary Economic Development is a not-for-profit organization that works with business, government and community partners to position Calgary as the city of choice for business investment, fostering trade and skilled labour.

Working with Calgary Economic Development we collaborate to tell the public about the great work we do at the College, and the post-secondary options available in the City of Calgary. Recent examples include the release of an economic impact report, which highlighted the benefits of Calgary post-secondary institutions to the local economy.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
The City of Calgary

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

The City of Calgary serves 1.2 million people who call the third largest municipality in Canada home. With an excellent quality of life, low taxes, proximity to nature and cleanliness, 40,000 new people arrive each year from across Canada and the world, making Calgary one of the most liveable cities on the planet.

The City of Calgary is located right across the street from the College. Have a question about your taxes? Need a permit? Or perhaps you want to go see a City Council session. Just head over to City Hall, grab a coffee from the Good Earth, and take it all in, especially the decorations during Stampede.

The City of Calgary Waste & Recycling Services provides resources and information for our four-stream waste diversion program. The Transportation & Planning department provides cycling maps and stickers that we hand out to staff and students.


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
Calgary Chamber

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Not Sure

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

The Calgary Chamber acts on behalf of the business community in Calgary, advocating all levels of government to implement the policies needed to ensure Calgary is a great place to do business. The Chambers does whatever it takes to make its members' business more successful.

The Chamber is one of the many groups we work with to ensure we have good ties to industry. This helps us to hear about industry needs, so that we can make sure we have relevant programs, and that we are producing the graduates that the local economy needs.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

Bow Valley College works very closely with several environmental non-profits to supplement and support our sustainability training and communications: The Arusha Centre and Green Calgary Association. A local not-for-profit association for locally owned businesses (REAP) is working closely with us as we develop our sustainable procurement policies and procedures.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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