The City of Calgary’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility has assisted Vivo with creating spaces that will be accessible for individuals of all physical, sensory and visual capabilities. Accessibility highlights are included below. Detailed accessibility features can be found here.
Colour contrast and texture additions through all expanded spaces assisting individuals with impaired visibility to navigate the areas, including tactile signage.
Sloped entry lane pool enables accessibility for individuals with physical disabilities.
To ensure individuals in wheelchairs have a user-friendly experience, we have expanded clearance and grab bars throughout change rooms, washrooms and pool facilities, raised exercise platforms in the fitness centre and added barrier-free security gates and reception counters.
Additional curb cuts, ramps and crosswalks to provide a barrier-free path.
40% reduction in energy usage compared to other similar facilities
366 solar panels that will power 27% of the energy to operate the facility
Natural ventilation in the indoor park
New pool uses 95% less water than other similar sized pools
A high performance building envelope to withstand against fluctuations in Alberta’s climate (wind, storms, heat waves)
Use of native and drought-resistant plants throughout outdoor spaces and landscaping
Moving away from a western dominated idea of movement and gathering and putting eastern approaches at the forefront. The design of the spaces is intended to create opportunities for more people to see themselves in places like Vivo. We hope to create spaces where everyone is able to be themselves and feel accepted by others.
Vivo was inspired by extensive engagement with our diverse community and through research that surfaced findings like graphic artist Yang Liu’s representations of eastern and western philosophy.
North-central Calgary has nearly doubled since 2004 growing from 80,000 to over 150,000 people calling this region of Calgary home. It will grow to nearly 200,000 in the next decade with development north of Stoney Trail – a 5 minute drive from Vivo.
This is a diverse community where one in two residents identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour (BIPOC).
Learn more about the numbers behind Vivo’s need to expand here.
Vivo takes the utmost care in protecting our donor information and ensuring that your gift is invested effectively in the community. We adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethical Standards.
For further detail, you can find recent annual reports, audited financials and links to our most recent filed T3010 with the Canada Revenue Agency here. This includes information on the costs that were incurred in Vivo’s fundraising efforts.
We are accountable to our funders and want to be transparent about how your gift has been expended. If you have further questions, contact us at (403) 532-1013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.