Community Connections aims to build relationships of support among neighbours and community members – particularly those who are at risk of social exclusion – while building capacity to become more self-sufficient.
Community Connections programming is supported by Family & Community Support Services.
Fresh Food Basket
Fresh Food Basket is a weekly drop-in food access program for anyone having difficulty accessing the food that they need for a healthy life. Each week on Mondays from 4-6pm, community members can stop in at HSCA to select a small bag of food (mostly fresh produce) from our market style program. Food is offered for free in this program and is intended to support community members who are facing financial barriers to accessing fresh food. No proof of income required.
ESL Drop In Club
Join us every Tuesday evening from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Practice and improve your English speaking and listening skills in an informal, conversation based club. Class size is limited. We welcome residents of the Hillhurst Sunnyside community, and residents of the rest of Calgary if space is available. Private tutoring for IELTS and TOEFL exams is also available outside of class hours. No charge!
The Neighbour Night brings together community members on a weekly basis to participate in family-friendly activities and to engage in learning opportunities on issues of importance to members.
Through a democratic process, members select the types of activities (e.g. knitting, zumba, cooking, documentary watching), as well as the issues they would like to discuss and learn more about (e.g. money management, affordable housing, self care and mental health, etc.) over a 10-week period.
Neighbour Support Network hosts a community potluck on the second Friday of every month. All residents of Hillhurst Sunnyside are invited and welcome to attend.
If you are in immediate need of support, please contact the Distress Centre (403-266-4357), or for a directory to other services call 2-1-1. We also have a list of community resources available on our website. If you have further questions, you can call our Front Office at 403-283-0554 (ext. 232)