About Fair Calgary Community Voices

About Fair Calgary Community Voices

'Fair Calgary Community Voices' is a group of individuals and organizations working together to ensure city subsidies for Calgarians are affordable,  accessible, connected and convenient. To learn more about Fair Calgary Community Voices, please visit the wix site https://fairfaresyyc.wixsite.com/transit4all 

The City of Calgary offers subsidies for some of their programs for people living on low-income. 

One of these ways it making it easier for people to apply. It is called the Red Tap eProject. To learn about the Red Tape Project, watch this video about the difference single entry will make in our City. 

Another way is using the Fair Calgary policy to help guide our City on how to make its subsidies easy to get, easier to apply and affordable. 

Making our City 'Fairer'

The Social Well Being Policy is a policy suggests that uses a human rights lens. To learn more about this policy, visit this link https://www.calgary.ca/content/dam/www/ca/city-clerks/documents/council-policy-library/social-wellbeing-policy.pdf

The Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee works with Administration to advise Council on Council and Administrative policies, strategies and service delivery in accordance with the Social Wellbeing Principles. 
The Social Wellbeing Principles state that The City will: 

  • Strive to provide equitable services. This includes removing barriers to access and inclusion; 
  • Advance the active and shared process of Truth and Reconciliation in collaboration with the community; 
  • Seek opportunities to support and grow culture in Calgary (1); and 
  • Aim to stop social problems before they begin using a prevention approach. 

The Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee's main purpose is to provide advice using an intersectional approach (meaning to consider how decisions impact people who are members of multiple, overlapping population groups) by drawing on different perspectives of its membership. 
(1) For the purposes of the Social Wellbeing Advisory Committee, supporting and growing "culture" refers to relevant priorities outlined in the Cultural Plan for Calgary.  

Which programs are with Fair Entry?
  • Monthly low-income transit pass, age 6 to 65
  • Recreational fees (Fee Assistance)
  • Spay and neutering your cat or dog
  • Property tax assistance for homeowners
  • Seniors Home Maintenance Program (City links for Seniors)
  • Seniors Low-Income Annual Pass (not valid on Calgary Transit Access)


Colleen 403.717.7630, Fax: 403.291.4087 
Bonnie at 403.720.0204 

Mailing Address: 
219, 18 Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 6J5

1 comment:

  1. I hope some of these policies are enforced in Calgary's communities. Some of them would really make a difference. Thank you for sharing!