Community

Seniors Protection Partnership celebrates 20 years

When it comes to preventing elder abuse, the approach is a bit like doing a puzzle. “We figure out what’s missing,” says Pat Power, a Community Development Social Worker with the City of Edmonto...

Mythbusting: Access Without Fear to Municipal Services

Edmonton’s new Access Without Fear to Municipal Services policy has sparked discussion and questions. Let’s take a closer look at the policy and what it will change for some of Edmonton’s most v...

Many gathered

Snow fell and many gathered on Saturday, September 15, 2018, to celebrate the opening of Queen Elizabeth Park and Edmonton’s first Indigenous Arts Park, ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ The visito...

Clearing the air on noise monitoring

Many of you have had questions about the noise monitoring pilot since its start in August, so here are some answers to some of your most common questions. Why is the City monitoring vehicle noise? Exc...

Artist Wraps up 10 Month Residence at Edmonton Cemeteries

Cemeteries are places we visit to honour loved ones who have passed. They are spaces where we reflect on their life and cherish memories. But have you ever thought of cemeteries as places to learn abo...

Partnering for Pickleball

City employees help Royal Garden Community construct a pickleball court. Spring is officially here and our thoughts naturally turn to outdoor sports and recreational activities. The City’s Michael G...

Making Space for a Culture Shift

What if governments and the community worked together to improve urban wellness for all by turning ideas into reality? One of these scenarios was to share a scalable model that will create a mental sh...

Are You Emergency Ready?

At any time, Edmonton could face an emergency due to environmental, man-made or technological causes. Luckily, our city and Metro region have a strong emergency response community that delivers import...

Project Welcome Mat rolls out at Boyle Street Community Services Centre

RECOVER, Edmonton’s Urban Wellness Plan, is about working to improve wellness by testing ideas for strengthening communities through social innovation. One of those ideas has now come to fruition, t...

Sidewalk poetry inspires language and community

Neighbourhoods are dynamic places, brought to life by the people who live there connecting and caring with each other. One great local example is the sidewalk poetry project developed by the Meadows C...

IN THE NEWS: Downtown Public Places Plan and festivals

Recent news stories have propelled the Downtown Public Places Plan into the spotlight, and with the new attention have come questions about the future location of downtown festivals. Spoiler alert: Th...

It’s time to notice, speak and act

All over the world, people face gender-based violence (GBV) and it can impact anyone regardless of socio-economic status, geographic location, race, religion, sexuality, or gender identity. It can hap...

Students from five continents converge — and collaborate — on climate change

The first smile of the day stemmed from the sheer joy of being together on planet Earth. Terry Godwaldt, executive director of the Centre for Global Education at Queen Elizabeth High School, had just ...

Three artists share uplifting funicular story

Before you go any further, please take a half minute to watch the Fun Fun Funicular video. If you’ve already seen the video, we dare you to watch it again and not smile. We’ll get to the role of t...

Get Your Skate On!

There’s no doubt, Edmontonians have a passion for ice. For many, a pair of skates is as much of a wardrobe staple as a good pair of blue jeans and an Edmonton Oilers jersey. Luckily for those living...

Painting the Rails

The first mural for the Canada 150 “Paint the Rails” legacy project was officially unveiled at the Churchill LRT Station in December, 2017. The large, three-part mural called “Returning Home,”...

For the first time, new Edmonton students welcomed home!

Atizaz Akhtar’s talent for chemical engineering did nothing to help him find the equation to stay on a mechanical bull. “That was fun!” Akhtar smiled as he picked himself off the mat and walked ...

Hey You! Don’t Park There!

Claire looks like any other person you walk past on the street. She’s lived in Edmonton most of her life and has raised her family in the city too. What’s different about Claire is that she’s ha...

Edmonton Native Healing Center connects with Prince Charles Neighbourhood for Community League Day

Reconciliation is fast becoming a common word in Edmonton’s neighbourhoods. There is a clear desire to address the mistreatment of Indigenous people and create opportunities for connection betwe...

A New Way Home

How Kaleb found life again after tragedy, hardship and homelessness It’s hard to think of what life event would drown your spirit to the point of pushing away friends, having no drive to work and en...

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