Published on February 3, 2021
CSD Report Card Launches
The City of St. Albert prepares reports on long-term plans such as Master Plans annually. In 2020, (for the 2019 reporting year), the City revisited how it reports to the community and focused on creating concise reports directly aligned back to those plans. The result is a group of streamlined report cards that clearly communicate impact and achievements with data and links to additional information. To date, three report cards have been produced.
Over the next few weeks, the City will continue highlighting each report card.
The second one to be showcased is the report card for the Community & Social Development Social Master Plan. Please read below for highlights.
2019 Community & Social Development Report Card Highlights
Participation in neighhourhood development initiatives continued to grow. The Neighbourhood Connector program welcomed 14 new connectors; the number of block parties increased by 12 to 129 across the city; and five new little free libraries were added. A significant milestone was also achieved by five streets that celebrated 10 years of block parties. Additionally, a new campaign was launched with the RCMP to increase neighbourhood safety, the #9PM Routine.
The diversity and inclusion campaign, It Starts With Me, continued throughout 2019 aimed at raising awareness, engaging residents and promoting St. Albert as a welcoming and inclusive community. In support of this, a new declaration by City Council that St. Albert is a Welcoming and Inclusive Community was developed and posted on the City website.
The social responsibility working table members continued addressing issues of poverty and safeguarding the dignity, opportunity and inclusion of all. A total of $288,194 was invested by the City for supports related to housing, transportation, recreation and culture, food and clothing.
Prevention, education and training strategies to promote mental wellness remain a priority. Several education and awareness events were held throughout the year to provide resources to those who need support. Over 6,000 students in St. Albert received mental health prevention-based services in 2019 and 213 clients/families were also served by the Family and School Liaison Program.
Read the full Social Master Plan 2019 Annual Report
Stay tuned for next week’s City Highlights article showcasing the 2019 Cultural Services Report Card.
Last edited: February 2, 2021