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The City of Edmonton is taking action to make our city a place that recognizes and reflects the needs of children, young people and their families.

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.

Municipal government is the closest to its citizens. What it does, how it does it and when it does it touches the daily lives of all Edmontonians. ConnectEdmonton: Edmonton’s Strategic Plan 2019 – 2028 sets the direction for Edmonton’s future. It is about transformational change that provides:

  • A vision of what Edmonton can become by 2050
  • One unifying principle to guide decision-making over the next ten years
  • Four goals that require our attention and actions to achieve our vision
  • An invitation for all Edmontonians to work together to make our vision come alive
  • Indicators that monitor the collective impact of our efforts to​​​​​​​ achieve the strategic goals

How Can I Participate?

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

Programs for Children

Youth Poet Laureate

The City of Edmonton is excited to announce the 4th year of applications for the Youth Poet Laureate in Edmonton, Alberta.

Applications are open and will close on September 29 at 11:59pm

 

We Want to hear Your Feedback

Child Friendly is constantly looking for more ideas, examples on how to engage and meaningfully involve children in decision making. We are committed to ensuring that Children’s voices are actively pursued, heard and incorporated into programs, services and planning that impacts them. We have a short form to gather feedback and ideas!

Take the Survey

Child Friendly Edmonton Newsletter

Get project updates, event information and resources delivered to your inbox.

Resources

Involving Young People Guide In Civic Matters

This supplementary guide is being updated in 2019.

2017 Annual Report

In 2017, Child Friendly Edmonton experienced a large amount of growth and success, read about it in the 2017 Annual Report. 

Child Friendly Working Plan

Child Friendly Edmonton's working plan from 2017-2019 outlines the vision and goals to achieve the vision of a welcoming City for all Edmontonians.

Sixth Grade Science and the City of Tomorrow

Over 1600 kids in 33 different schools across all twelve wards shared their ideas for the choices we should make in The City Plan. This comic tells the story of an intrepid group of kids who build the City of Tomorrow and share their vision of the city they want to live in.

Learn how to organize a successful play street event in your neighbourhood.
Recognizing businesses that strive to create a welcoming space for all children through attitude, amenities and activities.
Quality experiences, features and events for children and families in and around downtown.

Kids Map of Edmonton: Summer

Use our Open Data interactive map to search for children programs, spaces and services available in the Edmonton area. Everywhere you look, Edmonton has indoor and outdoor activities that will help you make the most of summer, and keep your kids active!

For More Information

Title Child Friendly Edmonton Coordinator
Telephone

780-442-7161

Email childfriendly@edmonton.ca

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