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Calgary Centre for Global Community

Our work recognizes the interconnectedness of local and global issues and their impact on the well-being of our communities. We provide education, engagement and research opportunities to enhance and expand Calgarians' capacity for responsible, well-informed, effective global citizenship.

Our Impact

What We Do

Calgary Centre for Global Community provides education, engagement and research opportunities to enhance and expand Calgarians’ capacity for responsible, well-informed, effective global citizenship.  Our work recognizes the interconnectedness of local and global issues and their impact on the well-being of our communities.

  • We also act as the umbrella organization for Humainologie, an international, multi-media production house, and The Code, a Calgary-based social enterprise initiative launching later in 2016.

Calgary Centre for Global Community aspires to build a grassroots movement of people and civil society organizations who are capable of bringing about extraordinary positive change through informed and sustained civic engagement.

  • All of us are citizens of the world. We are all interconnected and cooperation is vital to create a future in which we can all thrive.
  • Working together with the support of our communities, each of us is capable of bringing about extraordinary social transformation.
  • Transformation of the human condition, both at the individual and collective levels, is possible through the practice of courage, compassion, generosity, optimism, respect, and justice.
  • Learning is a primary engine of human progress.
  • The wellbeing of our shared ecosystem needs to be a priority in all aspects of environmental, social/cultural, economic and political practices.
  • Protection of human rights is inseparable from recognizing our human responsibilities.
  • Justice and respect for pluralism are the foundations of peace.

Our Programs

How We Do It

Calgary Centre for Global Community is Calgary oriented and program oriented. As a microcosm of the global community, the majority of Calgarians are empowered and engaged global citizens who envision and create thriving, healthy and just communities here at home and around the world. Programs, partnerships and participation that CCGC offers or is engaged in includes:

  • Social Transformation Tournament: A collaboration of teams who use infinite games designed to create social transformation
  • Dr. Irma Parhad Summer Research Program: Funds research and capacity building projects focussed on health and well-being of communities around the globe
  • Humans of Calgary: A partnership with the “Humans of” movement designed to connect ordinary people with each other through their stories
  • 2020 Vision for Humanity: Promoting awareness of the challenges to human security worldwide, and how we can meet those challenges.

Humainologie is CCGC’s international, multi-media production house developing content in film, performance, visual and other arts, and online content.

  • under an umbrella we met: Learn about someone new on film and by standing in their actual shoes and listening to their stories.  Series includes Faces of Islam where you meet Muslims from Syria, Jordan, Bangladesh and Canada (8 films to date, one of which has received the Rising Star Award at the Canadian International Film Festival 2016). Other series currently in development.
  • Humainologie Shorts: Videos about human connection

The Code will be CCGC’s social enterprise hub, a “precinct for humanity, culture, life”. When functional (later in 2018), The Code will offer different venue-based programs that will integrate CCGC and Humainologie content and projects into a cohesive experience.

 

 

Our Requests

What You Can Do

To volunteer with CCGC | Humainologie | The Code and the programs they offer or support, please contact us at hello@humainologie.com. Watch our website and our Facebook pages to find opportunities to become involved in programs and events.

  • Calgary Centre for Global Community
  • Humainologie – Films and other multi-media content created to break down barriers between people
  • The Code – CCGC’s social enterprise hub

Stay Connected

Contact

Christine Jensen

Director, Operations

403.457.5534

Charitable Number: 814921029RR0001

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Annual Operating Budget:

540000