Policy Title: Personal and Corporate Gifts Policy
Policy Number: CC021
Report Number: N/A
Approved by: Council
Effective Date: 1992 April 10
Business Unit: Office of the Aldermen
Council, at its meeting held 1992 April 10 adopted the following policy.
The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for which gifts are accepted
by Members of Council.
This policy recognizes that, in carrying out duties as an elected official of the
City of Calgary it is common to be presented with gifts by various entities while
representing The City at public meetings, hosting foreign dignitaries and/or
delegates, visiting foreign cities, giving speeches to various organizations such
as the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, etc., various joint provincial and
municipal public meetings.
1. All gifts received on behalf of The City of Calgary should be reported to
the City Clerk and recorded within The City’s inventory system.
2. All personal gifts or mementos of a nominal value intended for the elected
official who received them can be kept by the applicable elected official
and do not need to be reported. Examples of such gifts and mementos
are items like pen and pencil sets, plaques, books, ties, scarves, coffee
mugs, etc. Such gifts would also clearly not have any significant use for
3. Any personal gifts or mementos received by the elected official having an
estimated value of greater than $100 should be reported to the City Clerk.
If, in the opinion of the City Clerk and Chief Archivist, the gift is deemed to
be of no particular value, use, or interest to The City, then the elected
official may keep it.
4. The receipt of any object of art such as paintings, etchings, sculptures,
etc., should be reported to the City Clerk and handled in a manner as
described in paragraph 3 above.
5. The above guidelines are not intended to and cannot cover all situations.
They are exactly that, guidelines only.
NOTE: AOC00-03 establishes a practice that Aldermen may voluntarily report
personal gifts valued at over $100.00 to the Manager, Aldermanic Office