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How This Works

Below you will find some questions and answers to help get you answer some of your own questions.


What is Calgary Dollars?

Calgary Dollars is a complementary currency system that is local – the money you spend with Calgary Dollars stays with local businesses and stimulates the local economy, instead of the money leaving Calgary to other cities or countries.  Every person has something of value to offer their neighbours and community.  Calgary Dollars is a community economic development program that utilizes a complementary currency to strengthen participants’ ability to withstand social and economic crises, create a local system of exchange, and create a better sense of community. Participants earn both Calgary Dollars and the federal currency through online and print listings, marketing assistance and skills building, and by marketing goods and services at monthly Calgary Dollar Markets.


Why Join Calgary Dollars?

5 Reasons to Join Calgary Dollars:

  1. Make Money. Sell your goods and services in a new network for new possibilities.
  2. Keep Your Money Local. Keep your money in Calgary, and with your neighbourhood businesses.
  3. Support Your Community. When you exchange C$ in your community, you’re building fiscal and social capital in the place you live.
  4. Help the Environment. Reduce carbon emissions by trading locally.
  5. Network. Join an expanding network of people and businesses wanting to make a difference.


What is the cost to register on this site?

Nothing. There are no registration fees to post a listing.  Just remember to properly 'join' Calgary Dollars you need to do three things:  Register, Post a Listing, and Take our Survey.  See the main page for more information.


How much does it cost for sellers to place listings?

If you'd like to sell something on the Listings site, there are still no costs!  The entire program is free.  Post something you want to buy, search for something you want to buy; post something you want to sell, a service or skill you have to offer, or anything.


Who is this for?

Everone can buy or sell items on this site.  Just note our Listings are meant for Calgarians by Calgarians.  If you live out of the city, but frequent here often enough to buy and sell in Calgary, please join!


Is this site secure?

Yes. Your transactions are protected by the latest encryption technology.


How do I find what I'm looking for?

You have several options:

  • We offer a "quick search" bar at the top of our pages for you to enter keywords and categories to search.]
  • If you already know what you are looking for you can browse the categories on the "Browse Listings" page.

What if I can't find what I am looking for?

You can set up search filters within your account area. Our site will then screen all new listings, as they are placed on the site, and if an item is listed that meets your filter (search) criteria, we will automatically send you an email notification.


How do buyers and sellers communicate with each other?

You do not need to go through our site to communicate with each other.  We provide buyers with the ability to contact the seller through a form that is accessible on each of the seller's listing pages. The seller will then be notified by email of the buyer's questions and the seller can either reply by email or log in to their account and reply through our onsite messaging system. The seller can choose to keep their email address anonymous.


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