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City’s Human Services Advisory Board awards more than $170,000 in grants

Twelve projects created by local not-for-profit and registered charitable organizations have received an investment of $171,961 in grant funding from Chestermere Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) and the United Way Chestermere Partnership.

The funding was awarded by the Chestermere Human Services Advisory Board (HSAB) after a total of 20 proposals were received for consideration.

“I can speak for myself and all of our other board members when I say that, I have been deeply rewarded by the positive outcomes and successes of these local programs and agencies who have benefited from Human Service Advisory Board grant programs,” says Board Chair Scot Caithness.

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2020 Year in Review Report Available

At the end of 2020, Mayor Chalmers issued a video reflecting on the year. 

“This year certainly did not go as we expected, yet I am so thankful and proud of all that we have accomplished in the past 12 months. That applies to both our pandemic response and to our regular operations,” said Chalmers. 

Watch the video version here

The report summarizes 2020 efforts and progress made towards Council’s commitments. Topics include: 

  • Tax cuts
  • Getting utilities under control
  • Foundational work at City Hall
  • Addressing seniors’ issues
  • Progress on transit
  • Economic development initiatives
  • Recreation developments (including a new civic centre announcement)
  • Capital project and parks updates
  • Updates about innovative policies
  • Improved communication 
  • Pandemic response details

 A printed version of that report is now available and can be requested from any member of Council.

 A digital version can be read at 


City Council keeps 2021 utility rates steady with COVID grant

Chestermere City Council has approved the use of a provincial grant so that residents will not experience an increase to their utility rates this year. 

While a 2% increase to 2021 rates (approximately $2.83 per month per homeowner) was necessary to help with increased inflation costs, City Council approved using a COVID-19 relief grant to offset that increase in a decision made last November. 

“We recognize that this has been a tough year for our community,” says Mayor Chalmers. “This Council has been committed to cutting taxes, reducing red tape and sorting out utility issues. By putting the COVID-19 grant towards utility rates, we have delivered on that commitment again.”

The adjustments are visible on your January bills.

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Gifts of Kindness March Newsletter

The Gifts of Kindness Fund provides short term financial support to help meet the basic needs of Chestermere and South East Rocky View residents.

Chestermere Cares Campaign:
As we move into 2021, our goal is to provide the community with more information about the resources available to them. Throughout the month of March, we are featuring the amazing organizations that care about the people of Chestermere and offer support services to residents in need.

Watch our social media feeds at Facebook or for a daily profile of how Chestermere Cares.

For more details - check out the March 2021 Newsletter here!

Check out the Gifts of Kindness webpage for more information about the 2021 campaign, a list of our amazing contributors, how to get involved, or how to get support at

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