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Goal 1: Edmonton is a vibrant, connected, engaged and welcoming city

Edmontonians value their connections with each other.

Connecting with others – across cultures, age groups, geography and communities of interest is seen as essential for creating a vibrant, connected, engaged and welcoming city.

Whether it's playing sports, attending an event, enjoying Edmonton's natural environment or walking down a neighbourhood street, residents look to connect with each other. Community connections can add to their sense of safety and belonging. They look to the City to promote accessible, well-used libraries. They know the value of community hubs for neighbourhood gatherings and activities. They want City programs and services that connect people and meet the diverse needs of communities.

Outcomes and Measures

The performance measures for Goal One demonstrates the City of Edmonton’s progress in creating opportunities and providing spaces for Edmontonians to be connected, involved and engaged in their community. They also measure the overall satisfaction of Edmontonians with living in the city.

Corporate Performance Measure

  • Percentage of citizens who volunteer in their community.


This measure captures the level of citizen volunteerism in a 12-month period.

    • 3-year target – 55%
    • 10-year target – 62%

How are we doing?

  • Percentage of Edmontonians who report feeling connected to their community


Edmontonians strongly feel that they are connected to other Edmontonians, neighbourhoods and groups or organization.

    • 3-year target 55%
    • 10-year target – 56%

How are we doing? 

More information about the strategic goals and department performance measures can be viewed in The Way We Live Implementation Plan document.


The Way We Live Implementation Plan builds on current projects programs and services. It identifies actions the City will implement over the next 10 years to advance the goal of improving Edmonton’s livability.

For More Information

Tomas Ernst

Title Director, Business Performance


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