ActivateYYC is a micro grant program offering community associations, businesses, not-for-profits and individuals resources to pursue placemaking and tactical urbanism projects. These projects transform their neighbourhoods spaces into places, using temporary, cheap and cheerful initiatives that promote movement, safety, and neighbourliness.  This program is a partnership between the City of Calgary and the Federation of Calgary Communities, first launched in May 2017.


ActivateYYC started as a tactical urbanism micro-grant initiative by the Federation of Calgary Communities. The Federation of Calgary Communities (or ‘The Federation’ for short) aims to support volunteer-driven, tactical urbanism projects that engage the community and create meaningful changes to shared spaces. Communities and residents are invited to reimagine spaces across Calgary as places of greater activity and connectivity. Our passion to see this unfold in our City has quadrupled in the midst of the Pandemic. 


ActivateYYC seeks to provide micro-grants to individuals and organizations whose projects have any relation to public realm improvement. Additionally, ActivateYYC works on its own design and installation portfolio of space to place transformations, with the goal of inspiring other citizens to do the same.