Platform Priorities Updates May 18-25

Platform Priorities Updates May 18-25

The NDP responded to the Rozsa Foundation and The Nonprofit Vote’s VoteArtsAB campaign with a commitment to:  

  • provide a 50% funding increase to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts;  
  • provide a standalone Arts Capital Grants Program to support a range of projects in urban centres; and  
  • create a Live Entertainment Advisory Council to showcase and amplify Alberta talent, and coordinate and attract world-class shows and events to Alberta.  

The UCP have not yet responded to this campaign, and we will update you as soon as they do. We also look forward to analyzing all party platforms once released in terms of their alignment with nonprofit sector priorities 

Hear it directly from nonprofit leaders: our sector’s work is essential and needs support. We’re excited to launch the video, with many thanks to our colleagues for sharing their time and expertise!

Election Advocacy 

Momentum has released its election priorities in this succinct and informative 2-pager. Priorities include 1) Workforce Development and Labour Market Inclusion, 2) Financial Empowerment and 3) Community Economic Development, and are accompanied by recommended action items.  

The Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services has developed priority funding areas and election resources in this great webpage. Priority areas include: Enhancing sector counselling capacity, addressing the increasingly complex needs of survivors, helping survivors to access justice, and providing more school- and community- based prevention programs to keep communities safe. 

The Women’s Centre is hosting the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association to learn more about the upcoming Provincial Election and practice voting in a mock election. Join them in-person at the Women’s Centre next Tuesday, May 23 from 1-3PM. To sign up, email [email protected]. All women are welcome including eligible and non-eligible voters.  

Support the Priorities and Share 

Let your community and your party leaders know you support nonprofits! Here’s some content highlighting our latest video to get you started:  

  • Why do #nonprofits need your and your party leaders’ support? Hear it directly from incredible #Alberta #nonprofit leaders. We are so excited to share this new video! #nonprofitsvote 
  • #DYK there are 30,000 nonprofit organizations in AB? They contribute $5.5 billion to Alberta’s economy every year and employ nearly 300,000 people. For too long, AB’s nonprofit sector has been doing more with less, amid surging demand. 
    • You can take action! @thenonprofitvote partners have launched a campaign calling on party leaders to embed our priorities in their platforms -  and ensure Albertans have access to essential nonprofit services when they need them. Follow the link below for more. 


Send us Election Advocacy Efforts to Share 

Election season is underway and we’d love to promote the advocacy efforts of your nonprofit. Send them our way so we can share here and on our socials! 

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