VCC Requests Meetings with new Government of Alberta Ministers

Vibrant Communities Calgary recently extended letters of congratulations and meeting requests to three Ministers who were appointed by the Government of Alberta to new roles in January 2017.

The Ministers are:

  • Honourable Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs
  • Honourable Irfran Sabir, Minister of Community and Social Services
  • Honourable Danielle Larivee, Minister of Children’s Service

Here is a copy of the letter we sent to Honourable Shaye Andersson, Minister of Municipal Affairs

On behalf of our Board and staff at Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC) we would like to extend our sincere congratulations and best wishes on your appointment as Minister of Municipal Affairs.

We know you share and appreciate the value in ensuring all Albertans have access to all that our community has to offer. We are actively guiding the implementation of the Enough for All poverty reduction strategy that was approved by Calgary City Council in 2013.

We are honoured to be working with hundreds of stakeholders across the city to identify opportunities and coordinate activities to make a difference in the lives of 1 in 10 Calgarians who live in poverty.

In 2017, VCC intends to work closely with community stakeholders to support the development of City Charters, under the Modernized Municipal Government Act (MGA), to enhance the prosperity and resiliency of Calgary in a way that supports the needs of all Calgarians.

We look forward to the opportunity to contribute to this work in a meaningful way, bringing to the forefront solutions that will address the root causes of poverty, improve social accountability, and promote community well-being.

We would appreciate an opportunity to meet with you and provide you with an update of our plans and work.

Again, congratulations on your appointment as Minister of Municipal Affairs, and we wish you and your government every success in harnessing the collective wisdom and energy of Albertans so that all of our neighbours can enjoy the bounty of our province.

Sincerely,

Dani DeBoice, Chair, Board of Directors, Vibrant Communities Calgary

Franco, Savoia, Executive Director, Vibrant Communities Calgary

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