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Goal 2: Edmonton celebrates life!

Edmontonians love to celebrate!

They see their city as one renowned for its rich and diverse arts and cultural community; respected for its athletic accomplishments and appreciated for how it honours and preserves its multi-faceted heritage.

Edmontonians are proud of their internationally renowned facilities and keep them full with local, national and international events that draw the applause of a global audience.

This is a city that honours its natural and civic history and the histories of its diverse populations. Edmontonians come together often to celebrate community and individual milestones and accomplishments.

Outcomes and measures

The performance measures for Goal Two measure the extent to which Edmontonians participate in programs, events and opportunities that the City provides that enhances their health and well-being. These measures also demonstrate the City’s accomplishments in creating an environment where arts and culture can flourish and prosper.

Corporate Performance Measure

  • Percentage of citizens that participate in City of Edmonton offered recreation and social programs and activities that report the activity or program has improved their personal health & wellness.


This indicates the proportion of users who believe that they benefit from using City programs and facilities

    • 3-year target – 90%
    • 10-year target – 93%

How are we doing?

  • Per capita attendance at City of Edmonton sponsored programs and events


This indicates participation of citizens in civic-sponsored events compared to the total population of the city. These events include sports, major attractions, specialty venues, registered programs, summer playground activities etc.

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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