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.
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.
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 about booking a room or to reserve a meeting space, please email 1000 Voices.
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.