The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association aims to preserve and enhance a healthy and vibrant quality of life for the residents of Hillhurst Sunnyside. HSCA is a non-profit that operates on the leading edge of community-serving organizations in Calgary. We champion programs and initiatives that strengthen the capacity of residents to have meaningful engagement with each other and the world around them.
HSCA offers programs in three key areas:
· Community Programs and Recreation
· Basic Needs Supports
· Facility RentalsCommunity Programs and Recreation:
We offer a number of programs that create opportunities for community members to come together and get to know each other. They are built on the belief that each community member has something to offer the community and that if HSCA creates a platform for sharing these gifts, the community will continue to be connected, resilient and vibrant. The primary goal of these programs is that community members will build and strengthen relationships, creating a network of support across Hillhurst Sunnyside. These programs include weekly drop-in groups where community members can come together to build and share skills, some examples are chair yoga, badminton, Neighbour Night and conversational ESL. We are also launching a new program that will connect neighbours one-on-one to support each other, this could take the form of shoveling someone’s walk, meeting with them for a weekly coffee, helping to tend their garden, or anything else that could bring two people together! Community members will also find weekly flea and farmers’ markets, community gardens and an outdoor seasonal pool.
Basic Needs Supports:
We believe that community members need their basic needs to be met in order for them to become active, engaged citizens. To provide this support to the community, we offer full-time daycare, before and after school care, Income Tax Clinics and a weekly food access program for people struggling to access fresh, nutritious food.
As part of our revenue generation to allow us to maintain our facility and run community-driven programs, we rent our facility. From sports leagues to weddings, we have a number of spaces that we rent seven days a week.The best thing you can do is get involved in a way that’s meaningful to you! Whether you want to attend a program, volunteer or make an in-kind or cash donation, we want to hear from you.
Drop by, send email or give us a call and we’ll find a way to welcome you into our community!
Looking for a quick and easy way to get involved now?
Please contact Kate Stenson, Community Programs Manager at [email protected] or 403-283-0554 ext. 248