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ELEVATE is a council initiative focused on helping neighbourhoods become more vibrant, sustainable and livable.

Read the ELEVATE Report and learn how the City is engaging citizens to create strong, sustainable and complete communities.

ELEVATE enables the City to work with:

  • Citizens
  • Community partners
  • School boards
  • All orders of government

This makes collaborative planning easier by looking at new policy and funding models. Building sustainable communities is a joint effort that requires broad commitment and ongoing efforts from all our partners.

The ELEVATE recommendations and actions are designed to spur activity, inspire citizens, bring partners together and make our city stronger.

ELEVATE has 3 focus areas

Each focus area has recommendations and proposed actions to create solutions for Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods.

Working with all orders of government to plan better.
Capitalizing on community strengths for a sustainable future.
Creating the foundation for education and lifelong learning.

ELEVATE's background

In June of 2012, City Council endorsed the ELEVATE report enabling administration to continue working with its partners to move forward on the recommendations, and to define and identify a collaborative course of action with inter-jurisdictional participants.

The three school boards, along with the Governments of Alberta and Canada, approved ELEVATE in principle, demonstrating their philosophical support for working together on this community sustainability initiative.

The ELEVATE Report

Edmonton Community Sustainability Coalition framework

ELEVATE in Action

101 Vision Project:
ELEVATE has partnered with the Greater Hardisty Community Sustainability Coalition, the Forest Terrace Heights Community League and Sustainable Development to conduct a corridor study and visioning process for the 101 Ave commercial corridor.

The greater Beverly area:
When the new Ivor Dent school opens in the fall of 2017, the former Rundle School will discontinue school programming. ELEVATE is partnering with the public school board to create a public engagement process to determine the best use of the space.

Edmonton Public School Board Consolidations:
The Edmonton Public School Board and ELEVATE are breaking ground by creating a new process for the school boards and the City to plan school locations and the future use of closed schools, together.

ELEVATE Partners

  • Edmonton Public School Board
  • Edmonton Catholic School Board
  • Conseil-scolaire centre nord
  • The Government of Alberta
  • The Government of Canada

Related Programs & Organizations

For More Information

Title ELEVATE Project Manager


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