If you haven't already, please contact the ActivateYYC Coordinator, Mackenzie, at 403-244-4111 (ext. 229) or activateyyc@calgarycommunities.com prior to submitting your application. She can answer any questions you have about the application process, the three phases, and project guidelines, including support from the ActivateYYC team and budget.
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DREAM: This is where you bring your neighbors or organization together, map out the shortcuts in your area,  and dream up all the possibilities.

To do list:
– Recruit neighbours and volunteers to help
– Identify and evaluate the shortcuts, catwalks, mazes, and mews in your neighbourhood
– Work with an ActivateYYC team member to assist in facilitating the process (optional for organizations)
– Receive up to $200 in funding to cover evaluation expenses and refreshments
 
By the end of the DREAM phase, you will have: a shortcut chosen to activate.

SCHEME: During this phase, you engage the community in a scheme session, make a plan for activation, figure out what resources and supplies you’ll need, and set a date!

To do list:
– Host a SCHEME session to brainstorm ideas for activating your chosen shortcut
– Create a project plan for activating the shortcut, including setting a date
– Work with an ActivateYYC team member to assist in facilitating the process (optional for organizations)
– Receive up to $500 in funding to cover refreshments, marketing SCHEME session, and brainstorming tools (plus, any unused funding from previous round)

By the end of the SCHEME phase, you will have: a project plan and date set to activate your shortcut.

ACTIVATE: For the final phase, you will implement your plan, invite your community to join, and showcase your shortcut.

To do list:
– Activate the shortcut
– Work with an ActivateYYC team member to assist in facilitating the process (optional for organizations)
– Receive up to $900 in funding to cover supplies and materials needed to activate, marketing for volunteers and participation, and –subject to approval– honorariums for professionals like landscapers or artists (plus, any unused funding from previous rounds)

By the end of the ACTIVATE phase, you will have: a completely reimagined, redesigned, and activated shortcut!

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