Community Prosperity Now

Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
Description / Summary

Let’s Build Back Better, Together

In addressing the challenges that the nonprofit sector is facing due to the pandemic, CCVO’s first order of priority is to centre community in Alberta’s recovery. CCVO made a submission to the provincial government pre-budget with a request for a $350 million investment into a Social Infrastructure Fund. Social infrastructure are assets to society that support the quality of life of a nation, region, city, or neighbourhood. These assets support us to create a more resilient, just, equitable, and sustainable society. A Social Infrastructure Investment like the one proposed to government would create 4500 jobs – nearly three times more than the type of capital projects in the province’s plan – and jobs for women and racialized people.