"Instead of constantly adapting to change, why not change to be adaptive?" Malcolm Emery
Calgary’s future requires strategy and concrete action planning that include:
My commitment is to collective action for a better future.
The choices we make today impact every generation to come. We need to harness innovation to enable economic prosperity and create jobs. We need to recognize the economic benefits of supporting arts & culture and protecting the environment. We need to build our city by design, that means using innovative ways to plan city revitalization with community and equity in mind. The state of our economy calls for a new way of thinking with a focus on the future.
Strengthening community means supporting local businesses, and supporting the hard work that Calgarians are already doing to make this city great. The pandemic has taught us that we need people and we need to protect and enhance our greenspaces.
Success should be measured in terms of the health and safety of all Calgarians. Let's build a Calgary where we all belong.
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.
What is land Acknowledgement and why is this significant?
A Land Acknowledgement is a formal statement that recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land and the enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories.
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