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We are building a Community Hub to fund and deliver programming for Calgarians. It will be a purpose-built facility that includes a commercial kitchen, coffee shop, and programming spaces. The Hub is a social enterprise, with the income it generates going back into the community – allowing us to continue offering events, programs, and services. 

Sunalta Community Hub Project Photo Gallery

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Our imagine SUNALTA Project is part of the Community Hubs Initiative. 


The Initiative has committed $1.25 million over the course of 5 years (2017-2021) in seed funding. This funding was used to carry out the community engagement and create the Existing Physical Resources Report, Gap Analysis and Feasibility Report, Business Plan, Master Plan and Design Scope Report, and Strategic Report. This funding also covers staff vital to program and service delivery, capital campaign planning, and business operations. 

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The Community Hubs Initiative is a three-way partnership between the United Way of Calgary, The City of Calgary, and the Rotary Clubs of Calgary, where 5 Community Hubs are being activated in priority locations across Calgary. Although each Hub is unique to the community it serves, they all share four key features

Learn more about the Community Hubs Initiative here.

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Welcoming and Inclusive Gathering Spaces

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Engaging Residents in the Design and Activation

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Provide Access to Support and Services

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Provide Platforms to Spark Community Economic Development





Project Updates:

To date we have raised $5,015,000 for the first phase of the Hub Project! This funding has come from the City of Calgary’s Established Areas and Centralized Climate Funds, the Calgary Foundation, the Community Hubs Initiative, the Province of Alberta's Community Facility Enhancement Program, and local residents and businesses. We will continue to fundraise for future phases, but will begin the construction of Phase 1 this Fall and look forward to a grand opening in 2024. 

$5.012M raised to date

Groundbreaking Ceremony:

On October 16th, we broke ground on the Sunalta Community Hub Project! The groundbreaking marks a decade of hard work by the community and was made possible by the collective impact of an entire city of change-makers - our staff and board of directors, resident volunteers, local businesses and non-profits, community partners, political allies, and the generosity of our funders.

The Hub will fund and deliver programming for Calgarians. It is a purpose built facility and a social enterprise, with the income it generates going back into the community - allowing us to continue offering meaningful programs, events, and services.

Oct 16 2023

Construction Milestone: Steel Frame Completed!

January was a month with frigid temperatures and snowy conditions. Battling the elements, mechanical storm undergrounds and backfilling were completed as well as spray foam. 

On February 1st, steel started to arrive onsite and the framing is now complete. It is nice to have the visual of a building now. Throughout the coming months, the public can expect to see more visual progress as the timber framing and trusses will start to arrive onsite. What has looked like a pile of dirt for the last few months will transform into the start of a building. This is exciting news as everyone will be able to see the vision come to life!

Feb 9 2024