All posts by: Alec Stratford

Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness 2015, April 20-24: Shaping the Future Together

Sexual exploitation, and its related factors, remains a significant issue within our region. It can happen on many levels, and is a crime that Edmontonians face in today’s world. We continue to hear...

Story of the 118th Avenue NET Team

The Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET) has been in the 118th Avenue area for the past six years. It has been a great privilege to work with such an invested, compassionate and strong community. The ...

Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Part Three

In my last post, I shared my own family’s connection to the residential school system and how I struggle to come to terms with my role in the reconciliation process. The challenge that each of us fa...

Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Part Two

In my last post, I started to share my experience at the TRC Alberta National Event held at the Shaw Conference Centre March 27-30. As I listened to these stories, my own family’s history starte...

Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Part One

When the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team looks at root causes of crime, often we find that fear is at the root it. We hear from people on a daily basis that they are afraid that they will be victims of...

2014 Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness

The 118th Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (N.E.T.) is proud to be a member of the Sexual Exploitation Working Group (SEWG) in Edmonton. This year, we are very pleased to be hosting the 2014 Sexual Expl...

Speak Out against Sexual Exploitation

Edmonton is a city of builders! We have built a thriving economy, we have a growing arts community and we are building fantastic inclusive communities. We have an engaged citizenry that can accomplish...

Shop Alberta Ave, Shop Smart

Alberta Avenue is being re-energized! The City and the community are working together to improve Alberta Avenue’s streets, businesses, and green spaces. Through the goal of increased collaboration w...

Mural dedicated to celebrate transformation on 82nd Street

The neighbourhood of Eastwood came together on Thursday, May 9, 2013 to celebrate the revitalization of a stretch of apartment buildings along 82nd Street. A mural created by a local artist and reside...

A community comes together to give thanks

In the middle of Eastwood is Rutherford Place, a low-rise apartment building, located at 120 Avenue and 82 Street. Within this building is a vibrant community of people who care deeply about their fri...

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