Earlier this year, Mainstreet Research, a national polling firm, provided insight into approval ratings of major Canadian cities. Out of the 10 cities polled, Edmonton ranked in last place. Our City Council received a 43 percent approval rating, versus 44 percent who disapprove, and 13 percent undecided.
Edmontonians spoke loud and clear: we are not happy with the current decisions made by City Council.Read more
As I sit at our Thanksgiving dinner table, enjoying the company of our family and friends, I take a moment to reflect on all of the things that I am thankful for. I am thankful for my family that brings so much love and joy to my life. I am thankful for my friends and supporters that help us co-create a community of shared beliefs. I am thankful to be a Canadian, living in a country that values peace and understanding. I am thankful to be an Edmontonian, living in a city that provides wonderful opportunities to raise a family and contribute to society in a meaningful way.Read more
Affordable Social Housing is Our Mutual Responsibility
A home is so fundamental to someone’s well-being; their social, economic and overall well-being. But what if someone can’t afford a home or is facing difficulties that make living in one challenging?
The Capital Region Housing Corporation (CRHC) was founded to provide affordable housing and housing subsidy programs for low-income residents in the Edmonton region. In 2016 they helped over 25,000 Albertans live in a home they can afford. However, due to the economic challenges we face as a province, there are over 5,300 families on a wait list for a new home.Read more
When you think about Northeast Edmonton, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Home. Family. Community. Built by generations of Edmontonians, neighbourhoods such as McLeod, Belvedere, Bannerman, and Fraser are great areas of the city to build a home, raise a family and grow a community. The future of Northeast Edmonton is bright, but only with effective leadership in City Council and an investment in our future.
Canada has been inhabited by various indigenous peoples for thousands of years. Beginning in the 16 th century, the British and French began immigrating to this land and forming colonies. British North America gained and lost territory, but by the 18 th century, it controlled most of what comprises Canada today. On July 1 st , 1867, the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia were federated to form the semi-autonomous federal Dominion named Canada.
Since then, millions of people from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas have been immigrating to this newly formed country. They came looking for a new home, a new life and an opportunity to create family and community.