Social Master Plan
On April 3, 2017, the SMP 2016 Annual Report was presented to City Council. This report is our way of sharing progress and achievements on the Social Master Plan values and goals that were established and approved in April 2013.
Much work went into the creation of the Social Master Plan. This backgrounder provides the input and timelines that helped get us to where we are today.
One of the highlights in 2016 was the official opening of The Collective, a share space involving and supporting young people through service, business and collaboration. The facility combines support services, space for community groups to gather, and opportunities for young people to develop a retail business.
The Social Master Plan is aligned to support the six community strategies identified in the City of St. Albert's Community Vision Social Pillar.
What Values are Important to Residents
During the process of developing the Social Master Plan, five values were identified as being important to residents.
- Sense of Community and Connectedness
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Social Responsibility and Engagement
- Healthy Lifestyle and Well-being
- Capacity Building
In addition to the approved Social Development Policy and Youth Development Policy in 2015, a Recreation and Culture Subsidy Policy was approved in 2016 and work has advanced on a Youth Council by-law and the creation of a Crisis Fund Policy is at the research and development phase. This signifies the importance of the Social Master Plan and puts in place supports for residents.
To view previous Social Master Plan annual reports:
How Can You Get Involved?
The Social Master Plan is about people and affects all residents in one way or another. It's about how we live, interact with and support one another.
Read the Plan, educate your friends, family, neighbours, and your community about the Plan, join the conversations through your church group or your community group, take part in the annual conversation and help strengthen St. Albert’s social fabric and enhance the safety and health of St. Albert’s families.
For more information:
Director, Community & Social Development
City of St. Albert
Last edited: January 23, 2018