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Prevention and Public Awareness

Prevention & Public Awareness

Animal & Bylaw Services has a variety of community education, prevention and awareness initiatives which focus on safety, responsible pet ownership and building strong and inclusive communities.

Current initiatives

Community Cleanups

Each year The City of Calgary’s Animal & Bylaw Services in partnership with Waste & Recycling, teams up with local community associations to help residents get rid of unwanted household items and property waste. These organized Community Cleanup events save residents a trip to the landfill for items that do not fit in their waste and recycling carts or do not have cart service. This service is free of charge to all Calgarians.

Off-Leash Ambassador Program

Through the Off-Leash Ambassador, volunteers help to promote the Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw and assist owners with positive pet interactions and safety through educational information, demonstrations and discussions. The ambassadors are positive role models in the off-leash areas adhering to Calgary’s bylaws and providing an excellent avenue for citizens to express concerns to pass along to City bylaw staff.

Coordinated Graffiti Abatement Program

If you are the victim of graffiti and are not able to remove the graffiti yourself, you can request assistance from the Corporate Coordinated Graffiti Abatement Program (CCGAP). This graffiti removal service is free of charge to the property owner.

Safety Expo

Safety Expo is an opportunity for school children to learn more about safety and injury prevention issues. By participating in this event, they will internalize the skills and knowledge needed to ensure safe environments for themselves and others, thus improving quality of life for today and the future.