Child Friendly Vision, Values and Goals
Child Friendly Edmonton is a welcoming city where young Edmontonians thrive in a safe, accessible, well designed community. Edmonton's children and youth are listened to, treated with respect, and valued for their individual contributions. Families are defined in broad terms, so that children and youth, and their parents/guardians are welcomed and included.
We strive to ensure Edmonton is a place where children and youth:
- Have a voice and influence
- Are protected from violence and abuse
- Feel safe
- Play and have fun
- Join in and participate freely
- Create friendships and relationships
- Feel welcome and have a sense of belonging
- Have opportunity and choice for lifelong learning and building skills
- Feel respected
- Understand responsibility to themselves and others
Advocacy and Awareness
The City of Edmonton and its partners will ensure a greater voice for Edmonton's children and youth and improve opportunities for their meaningful participation. The City and partners will also strive to build awareness on issues faced by children and youth so as to champion improvements and change.
The City of Edmonton and its partners will strive to improve accessibility for all children and youth so they have the opportunity to participate freely.
Services Fit for Children
The City of Edmonton will strive to ensure that policies, services and programs meet the needs of children, youth and their families by striving for quality, child-centred experiences and take a holistic approach towards best practices for child development.
For more information:
Community and Social Development
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