1000 Voices is a place to come together. It is a place to speak; a place to be heard; a place that will provide comfort and security; and a place to find support.
Our Space. Our Community. Our Solutions.
No one can thrive in isolation. For change to be sustainable, people need a community to go to for help, to provide connections, and to offer opportunities to give back in ways that are meaningful and add purpose to life. At Aspen, we work closely with other agencies, organizations and government to ensure people have access to the supports and resources they need, all while building vibrant, thriving, supportive communities.
Located inside Genesis Centre in northeast Calgary, the 10,000-square-foot 1000 Voices space is home to more than 60 local service providers offering programs and support in areas such as employment training, settlement services for newcomers, and specialized programming for seniors and youth. Managed and operated by Aspen, the space also offers meeting, workshop, event and office space for the community.
When using space at 1000 Voices, members receive more than just physical space. They receive involvement in a collaborative community, a shared communication strategy and promotion of programming, intake and engagement services, and much more. By using space at 1000 voices, we ask that member(s) of your group be a part of the 1000 Voices outside of using space. Ways to be involved include meetings, fairs, and events. More details provided in your formal orientation and please feel free to see our Resident Engagement strategy.
Throughout the year, 1000 Voices plays host to a wide range of local arts and culture events, community forums and local initiatives.
1000 Voices has six workshop meeting rooms, five private counselling rooms and 16 flexible office spaces available at reasonable fee to service providers, community organizations and community members offering programs, services, or a gathering place for residents of NE Calgary. The following criteria must be met in order to reserve a room in 1000 Voices:
For more information please email 1000 Voices. If you are ready to book or receive a quote for space please complete a Room Request Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at the 1000 Voices front desk.
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
In 1994, residents of Martindale, Saddle Ridge, and Taradale approached The City of Calgary with a vision to develop a community centre that would serve as a gathering place for the city’s most culturally diverse quadrant. The dream was to create a place where citizens of NE Calgary could come together for recreational, educational, social and cultural activities. A place that would serve as a centre of the community.
In 2000, residents secured partnerships with YMCA Calgary and the Calgary Public Library. By 2005, the three Community Associations along with the Calgary Soccer Federation formed a shared non-profit organization called The North East Centre of Community Society (NECCS). Together NECCS, YMCA Calgary, Calgary Public Library and The City of Calgary formed the NE Centre of Community Complex Partnership to build, operate and manage the facility.
In 2006 the United Way of Calgary and Area got involved with the addition of a Human Service component to the project. Their vision was to integrate human services into the complex by providing space for community-serving organizations and community members seeking resources. The space was named 1000 Voices, and a partnership with Aspen was formed for its management and operation.
On January 14, 2012, Genesis Centre and 1000 Voices officially opened to the public.