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Strong neighbourhoods contribute to quality of life for everyone — clean streets, vibrant local businesses, walkable communities with nearby amenities and parkland, and an environment that shuns crime and violence. Steps to build social infrastructure and strengthen neighbourhoods are among the most important investments made in the health and wellbeing of Edmonton’s communities. They are often less visible than the roads that are paved or the facilities that are built, but they are essential to support strong, vibrant communities. Through Neighbourhood Revitalization, community members are supported as they identify and resolve issues within their neighbourhoods. The community members direct the kinds of initiatives that they want to see, and lead changes that will have the greatest impact on quality of life.

Neighbourhood revitalization is a process which identifies the strengths, issues, challenges and potential of a particular area. Together, people, businesses, and organizations determine goals and action plans to strengthen and improve the quality of life in their community. 

Connecting people within their neighbourhood, people, businesses and organizations in the area meet with City staff and agree to participate in a consultation process to determine community goals and action plan. 

Objectives:

  • To assess neighbourhood readiness 
  • To initialize neighbourhood engagement
  • To engage and empower the neighbourhood
  • To implement a community action plan and establish a community steering committee
  • To evaluate, monitor, report and update on the community action plan 
  • To have a neighbourhood revitalization project close-out — shared endpoint

Revitalization Strategy

Central McDougall & Queen Mary Park Revitalization Strategy

How Revitalization is Collaborating Locally with Residents and Stakeholders

Queen Mary Park and Central McDougall are safe, diverse and dynamic communities where we are connected and feel a sense of belonging. We are proud to be part of these revitalized neighbourhoods that contribute to a vibrant city.  Building a great community is about bringing people together — and the best way to do that is by offering activities that compel people to spend time, sharing food, fun and friendship with their neighbours.

North Edge Business Association

Projects

City projects within the Revitalization neighbourhood(s):

Neighbourhood Profiles

Get Involved

Applications are now being accepted for several positions on the Central McDougall / Queen Mary Park Revitalization Implementation Steering Committee for a 1-year term from October 2020 to September 2021. 

The applications are due by midnight on Sunday, September 27, 2020.  Applications will be evaluated and weighted by the Central McDougall / Queen Mary Park Neighbourhood Revitalization Selection Committee in early October with selections to be made by mid October.

Ethno Cultural Representative Volunteer Application

Project Lead Volunteer Application

Any potential applicants that require further information and/or support with their applications prior to submission (explanation, information, translation, and so on), please contact the Revitalization Coordinator directly to further discuss how best to address what is needed.

Resources and Supports

Revitalization Grants

Bring Your Projects To Life

As implementation of the Revitalization strategy moves forward, the voices, wisdom and perspectives of community members will continue to feature prominently. 

Residents, local organizations and businesses can access program funding for community-led initiatives through the Revitalization Matching Fund or Small Sparks Grant.

For More Information

Central McDougall & Queen Mary Park Revitalization Coordinator

Telephone

780-442-1652

Email regan.gee@edmonton.ca

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