Edmonton is a city about people. During this fall's budget debate, Thrive Edmonton wants our City Council to keep the people in mind above all else.
Council needs to think about who benefits from changes to the budget.
Changes to the budget, whether an increase or decrease, have an impact on you and other residents.
Thrive Edmonton is also an invitation to the people of Edmonton. An invitation to reflect on some of the really great things the City of Edmonton does, and share those stories with others. It’s a movement to work together, instead of against one another’s interests. It includes business, artists, parents, community organizers, educators, and all income levels.
We are a city of almost a million people and it only makes sense our needs may differ. It’s time to put partisanship aside and share the things about Edmonton that make our lives better, so that collectively this city and the people in it can thrive.
We are so lucky to have great playgrounds in our neighborhood and other neighborhoods nearby. The communities where our friends and family live also have great playgrounds and active community leagues, and they’re all so different from the others! The green shacks in the summer make those playgrounds even better!! We love the zoo, John Jansen, Fort Edmonton Park, and when they’re a bit older we will take full advantage of swimming lessons at city pools and many activities at the rec centers too!! The family attractions throughout Edmonton, indoor and outdoor, are definitely helping my family thrive in Edmonton.
I am only working part-time while my kids are young, but my kids still get to participate in great events and programs thanks to our community league, affordable city rec programs, and the Whitemud Crossing library. My daughter loved her summer day camp and came home excited to tell me each day what she had cooked and what crafts she had made. Both my kids couldn't wait to get the library each week to check in with the summer reading program. They also got to go to community league movie nights and stop in to do crafts at the Green Shack. These programs made our summer great.
The Corner Store Revitalization Pilot Project brought new interest and new life to a major intersection in our neighbourhood. Through the City's partnership and investment, new and existing businesses came to to the table and together created vibrant, beautiful spaces. Today, the Four Corners is a place in our neighbourhood where people gather, spend time and feel pride in the change it has made in the community.