Great neighbourhoods make great cities. Neighbourhoods are central to shaping Edmonton's future. The City of Edmonton is working with Edmontonians to improve the livability of our neighbourhoods and the lives of the people who live, work and visit them.
How can you build a great neighbourhood?
Know Your Neighbourhood
View population & demographic data for Edmonton neighbourhoods.
Know Your Neighbours
Abundant Community Edmonton
Abundant Community Edmonton (ACE) is a place-based community building tool used to encourage strong neighbourly connections in every neighbourhood! The City of Edmonton is proud to collaborate with neighbourhoods and their leadership to build upon the care and connection in their local community and celebrate the Connectors who live among us all.
Neighbourhood block parties are a great way for people to meet and get to know each other. Some communities find it a great way to work together on a neighbourhood project. Learn how to plan your own block party.
Gardening brings people of different backgrounds together. The City of Edmonton works in partnership with Sustainable Food Edmonton to support the benefits of community gardening.
Engage Your Neighbours
People are the answer to many neighbourhood issues. Engage your neighbours and create the great neighbourhood you envision.
People who help neighbours keep their sidewalks clear of snow help keep neighbourhoods safe, connected and are snow angels. Are you one? Want to be one? Want to say thanks to one?
Keep Your Neighbourhoods Clean and Safe
Capital City Clean Up
Keeping Edmonton free of litter and graffiti is a shared responsibility. Everyone from school children and neighbours to local businesses and community groups can help create a more liveable city. Interested?
Good Growing Neighbours
Capital Region residents are encouraged to practice simple steps to reduce the need for pesticides in their lawn care.
People make a positive impact on us every day whether it's at home, the library, school, work, or even the corner store. Good Neighbours make great neighbourhoods, and it is well worth the effort. Here's how you can show your appreciation for your good neighbours.
Neighbourhood Empowerment Teams
A multi-faceted approach to reducing and preventing neighbourhood crime. N.E. Teams are assigned to “at-risk” communities, as determined by escalating crime statistics.
REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities is a non-profit society that seeks out the best ideas and practices to "build a culture of community safety in one generation." It is member-based and places priority on a crime prevention strategy addressing the root causes of crime by investing in prevention.
Create Healthy Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhood Park Development Program Funding
The City of Edmonton Neighbourhood Park Development Program (NPDP) provides funding to support improvements to parks at the neighbourhood level.
Walk Edmonton provides expertise in and resources for design for walkability, offers resources to support advocacy for walkability and provides resources for active transportation such as inline skating, cross-country training and cycling.
Share Neighbourhood Facilities
Joint Use Agreements specify how facilities and land can be used. These agreements provide access to school facilities, City recreational facilities and sports fields for students and community groups after school hours.
How is the City helping you build great neighbourhoods?
Providing Neighbourhood Services
Community Recreation Support Program
Eligible non-profit agencies can apply for complimentary admissions to City-operated attractions and recreation facilities and considers requests for facility rental discounts.
Grants & Funding
The City of Edmonton offers a broad range of grants and funding opportunities each year to help Edmontonians meet their vision of creating a vibrant, connected, engaged, caring, welcoming and safe city that is attractive, sustainable and inclusive to all.
Renewing & rebuilding roads, sidewalks and streetlights in neighbourhoods.
The Office of Great Neighbourhoods works with community stakeholders to improve the quality of life in their neighbourhoods.
Neighbourhood Traffic Concerns
Addressing neighbourhood speeding, traffic noise and traffic safety concerns.
Roads and Traffic Updates
What's happing on Edmonton's roads that may impact your drive, including road closures, detours and travel delays.
Find out about Edmonton's free wireless internet zone in the downtown core.
Partnering with Others to Build Great Neighbourhoods
Get information on housing programs for people in need, landlord and tenant issues, and safe and secure housing for low income residents.
Learn about the many fun and diverse opportunities for students and teachers to experience and learn in Edmonton
Supporting You and Your Neighbours
Child, Youth & Family Programs
Learn about Child Friendly Edmonton, NextGen and a variety of programs for youth including the Youth Career Symposium, Summer Programs, 124 Youth Program and Leaders in Training.
Community Recreation Coordinators (CRCs)
CRCs offer support and assistance to community organizations that provide opportunities for citizens to get involved and work towards enhancing community.
Learn more about programs for Seniors, including Help Around the Home, Stop Elder Abuse, Seniors' Housing, the Snow Angels Program and Seniors' Support Groups.
Support & Special Needs Programs
Find information about support and counselling programs or information for people with special needs.
New Resident Programs
Find information on the Citizen and New Arrival Information Centre and the Newcomers Guide, designed to help newcomers to Edmonton get settled as quickly as possible.