Tag Archives: Amber Cannon

Faith Groups Energized to Map Their Community’s Assets

Exercise part of second interfaith community hub workshop

On Jan. 17, more than thirty people came together from all corners of Calgary for a workshop that explored how faith communities could serve as community hubs. It was the second event Knox Presbyterian Church and the Interfaith Council of Calgary hosted on this topic as part of their efforts to implement the Enough for All strategy.

What’s Possible When Two Women Step Up to Connect Their Neighbourhood?

Calgary residents Amber and Rowena have a new passion for life and a friendlier, safer community

Amber Cannon feels most energized when she looks at the time that she’s been active in her community and realizes the mental health issues she’s struggled with have lessened considerably. She and Rowena Saballo, a fellow resident of her neighbourhood, Lincoln Park, in Calgary’s southwest, are actively helping to create the kind of community most people want to live in.

Turning churches into community hubs

Nov. 22 workshop an opportunity for Calgary faith communities to explore transforming their worship spaces

Lincoln Park resident Amber Cannon credits the increasing well-being of her neighbourhood largely to the work of a local church, Bethany Chapel. The church runs a recycled clothing store for local residents, hosts community dinners and facilitates monthly meetings for local women to connect and learn specific skills. This is one picture of how a faith community’s gathering place might become a community hub.