As Calgarians consider the process of naming and renaming in Calgary and choosing what is commemorated and how commemoration happens and changes, it was clear that a mechanism was required to ensure that intentional, inclusive, and enduring decisions were made. Earlier this year, Calgary’s city council approved funding for Heritage Calgary to develop a framework that Calgary-based organizations and groups interested in pursuing plans for naming, renaming, commemoration, and removal, can use to guide their own plans moving forward. Heritage Calgary was pleased to participate in the conversation and have the opportunity to expand the understanding and awareness of Calgary’s diverse heritage to ensure that historical commemoration reflects that diversity.

We encourage you to join the conversation by completing a short online anonymous survey at