All posts by: Shani Gwin

City tries texting to encourage healthy relationships

Think you might be in an unhealthy relationship? Well, now you can text the City through an automatic system that will provide you with a series of questions to reflect on your current relationship. T...

#GetLoud for Mental Health Week

Did you know May 1 – 7, 2017 is Mental Health Week in Edmonton? The Canadian Mental Health Association and the City of Edmonton are partnering to raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding m...

FaceTime a senior and spread some holiday cheer!

Win an iPad for your senior relative or friend to stay connected The holidays can be a busy time for Edmontonians and you can be hard pressed for spare time. Unfortunately, there may be some people wh...

Let’s Retire Loneliness

Loneliness and isolation are often overlooked problems for seniors, who are already dealing with mental and physical challenges as they age. Too many seniors in our communities feel isolated and alone...

Hello, How Are You?

Council Initiative on Urban Isolation/Mental Health It’s as easy as saying, “Hello, how are you?” A quick hello can go a long way. It can create a small connection to a neighbour and start a fee...

Big Data, Big Return

Data tool proves successful through innovative community project The Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (N.E.T.) saw a large return after testing a made in Edmonton analytics tool. This Contextual Analysi...

Indigenous artist in residence will explore Edmonton’s diverse indigenous history as part of new pilot project

Dawn Marie Marchand, a member of Cold Lake First Nations;  is a Cree and Métis  visual artist and will be the City of Edmonton’s Indigenous Relations Office’s (IRO’s) first artist in residenc...

Pssst, down here! How are you?

City takes on urban isolation with #sidewalktalk Councillor McKeen is a pretty friendly guy. He has a vision to make Edmonton a more connected, engaging city and it’s starting with a conversation of...

I learned silence would not protect my family

  Johanna shares her story of domestic violence “I honestly believe I was lucky to be in Edmonton at that time in my life. My City of Edmonton social worker listened and believed my story. Fina...

Men’s support group talks stress, isolation and suicide

‘If it wasn’t for this group, I would have ended my life’ Men commit suicide at three times the rate of women, often using more dangerous means in their attempts. “This has been a tough year e...

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