Community Standards and Neighbourhoods enhances a livable city by supporting safe properties and a civil urban society that meets the standards and expectations of communities. This is accomplished by the identification of standards, together with the education, compliance and, where necessary, enforcement initiatives required to uphold them.
We work directly with citizens in the neighbourhoods in which they live to promote a culture of civic engagement, build great neighbourhoods, enhance family and community capacity, coordinate service delivery, operate and maintain parks, enhance the urban forest, and invest in revitalization initiatives.
Community Peace Officers
Community Peace Officers encourage the safe use and enjoyment of public and private property and parkland. Peace officers are not police officers.
Animal Care & Control sustains responsible pet ownership including licensing of cats and dogs and resolving concerns like barking, roaming and biting.
Community Standards Peace Officers are on the road for safety enforcing littering, secure loads, roadway signage and smoking regulations.
City Park Rangers ensure that the river valley is a safe and enjoyable recreational space.
Community Relations educates citizens about Edmonton's standard conventions for community living.
Community compliance programs and campaigns teach about maintaining private property to a minimum standard, being a responsible pet owner and appropriate behaviour in public spaces. Well-informed citizens are more likely to make positive choices.
Complaints & Investigations
Complaints & Investigations provides effective enforcement of the Community Standards and Public Places bylaws that regulate nuisance conditions in Edmonton.
Concerns such as untidy property, smoky fire pits, machine noise, smoking, weed control, sidewalk snow removal and parking control are resolved through municipal enforcement action.
Edmonton Combative Sports
The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission conducts licensing and regulation of combative sports in Edmonton. The Commission provides expertise in governance and administration the sports MMA, boxing and wrestling.
The Commission ensures a safe competition environment and provides officials such as referees, judges and ringside physicians for combative sports events.
Family & Community Supports
Family and Community Supports works collaboratively with key community partners to develop and deliver preventive social services that build individual, family and community capacity.
It aims to build caring, inclusive and safe communities where people are connected to the resources they need to thrive and realize their potential.
This is accomplished through Assessment and Short Term Counselling, Community Building Social Work, Family Violence Prevention and Intervention, community safety initiatives (eg. Neighbourhood Empowerment Teams ) and project and policy development.
Edmonton's parking services program provides foot patrol, marked car patrol and special event services to ensure public safety with respect to vehicles. The program offers a private agency training program for apartment and condo managers to conduct parking enforcement on private property.
A yearly awareness campaign aims to curb illegal parking in disabled parking stalls.