. kahanoff centre
Suite 200, 1202 Centre St SE
(403) 262 - 1224 phone
About UsThe Kahanoff Centre is a unique facility in the heart of downtown Calgary. Owned by a charitable foundation established by the Kahanoff Foundation, the Centre provides office and conference space to Calgary nonprofits at discounted rates, and utilizes income for the benefit of the Calgary community.Office space within the facility creates an unprecedented opportunity for interaction and collaboration on all aspects of charitable operation, training, development and growth.Conference space within the facility fosters innovation and provides access to technology and resources normally inaccessible to the nonprofit community. The Kahanoff Conference Centre also makes the facility available to the Calgary business community.Adjacent to the Kahanoff Conference Centre on the 2nd floor, you’ll find the Volunteer Calgary Library – one of the largest, most up-to-date collections of volunteer, non-profit and fundraising management resources in Southern Alberta.
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Situated at 1202 Volunteer Way SE (Centre Street), the centre offers subsidized meeting space for non-profit organizations and a strategic location in the down town core.Conference operations manager at the centre Tina Marino said the principle of the Kahanoff Centre was adopted from similar buildings in the United States which were established especially for humanitarian organizations.“It provides space [at a lower cost] for the non-profit [entities], an opportunity to mingle and interact with each other and is easy to access for the public,” said Marino.Manager of volunteers at CentrePoint Maria-Lynn Johnson, whose organization is on the 10th floor of the Centre, said her organization benefited from being in the same building with the non-profit.CentrePoint, which works toward advancing the non-profit management, shares the floor with Sexual Health Access Alberta (SHAA) and United Way of Calgary and Area.“It provides more possibilities for us to run into like-minded people who identify the challenges and share similar ideas,” said Johnson.She added that the centre is ideal because it supports the charitable associations to increase their capacity.Currently, 19 organizations have moved into the Kahanoff Centre, which is owned by the Kahanoff Foundation.Aside from providing meeting space for the non-profit, Kahanoff also includes a Conference Centre on the second floor at lower rates for the organizations.The Kahanoff Conference Centre consists of a Volunteer Calgary library which is accessible by the public and offers a broad selection on volunteerism. According to Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, also in the Kahanoff Centre, there are 1,952 charitable agencies in Calgary, which constitutes 22 per cent of Alberta’s total.Karen Franco, manager of communications at Volunteer Calgary, said the Kahanoff Centre creates a sense of community about the non-profit sector in the Beltline.The fact that these charitable groups can work together in one place, said Franco, improves staff productivity and promotes morale.Volunteer Calgary is one floor away from one of its funders, United Way of Calgary and Area, which makes it easier to work collaboratively together.
The Kahanoff Centre, located south of the Calgary Tower and west of Stampede Park, is a landmark for the non-profit sector in the Beltline area.