The City of Edmonton has a team of community social workers located in various communities across the city. They work with formal and informal groups such as schools, not-for-profit agencies, faith groups, recreation facilities, businesses and residents to build relationships and create stronger communities.
City staff engage citizens and partners to strengthen and support neighbourhoods, identify potential challenges and help find solutions together.
Community social workers leverage community knowledge and resources with a focus on:
Reducing poverty through community economic development
Reducing social isolation
Working to help ensure programs and policies are inclusive and easy to access
Community social workers support the following communities: