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The City of Edmonton has a clear vision: to create a vibrant, connected, safe, sustainable and welcoming city.

A child-friendly city welcomes and involves children and youth and promotes their well-being and safety. It fosters the rights of young people as contributing members of society who have a sense of ownership and a voice in their community.

Child Friendly Edmonton, in a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, works with citizens, community groups and orders of government to create the best possible results for children and their families.

The Child Friendly Edmonton Initiative is based on the International UNICEF Child Friendly Cities Initiative. It promotes the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the level where it has the greatest direct impact on children’s lives: in the cities where they live.

The Way We Live: Edmonton's People Plan 10 year strategic plan redefines local government as a caring entity that creates a diverse and inclusive city by connecting people, creating communities where people can age in place and actively nurturing an arts, culture and athletic community.

Child Friendly Edmonton Strategy

The Child Friendly Edmonton Strategy outlines our vision, values, and goals as well as the steps necessary to achieve them.

How Can I Participate?

From the young to the young at heart, everyone can get involved:

Programs for Children

Quality experiences, features and events for children and families in and around downtown.

Join us in shaping Child Friendly Edmonton’s future plans to make our City a great place for children and families.

Youth Services Directory

Use our Open Data interactive map to search for youth services available in the greater Edmonton area.

The Mayor Reads

A collection of stories read by the Mayor of Edmonton, Don Iveson.

For More Information

Title Child Friendly Edmonton Coordinator



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