Caution | Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions

Due to continued dry conditions, mandatory Stage 1 Outdoor Water Restrictions are in place until further notice.

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Community safety

We all deserve to feel safe and be safe, no matter where we live, work, learn or play.

Our work includes investments, strategies, plans, and partner programs that work together to create a city that we should all feel safe in. 

June 2023 Community Safety Activities and Updates

Increased Safety

Calgary Police Service (CPS):

  • District 5 Mountain Bike Unit patrolling transit seized several weapons including bear spray and a taser.

Alpha House Ambassadors:

  • Operating in the Business Improvement Areas of 17th Avenue, 4th Street, Beltline, Chinatown, and Victoria Park.
  • ~100 business interactions, ~680 client interactions, and ~40 needle pickups.

Washroom Attendant Pilot Project (Olympic Plaza and Century Gardens):

  • Partnered with Hiregood, an established washroom attendant program in Edmonton, they provided consultation and mentorship to the washroom attendants.
  • ~ 5170 interactions and ~1150 referrals to support services.

Improved social support access and navigation

HELP (formerly DOAP) Call Diversion program: 

  • Diverted ~300 calls from CPS in District 1 to Alpha House’s HELP Team, who responded by providing resources such as referrals, transports, and housing supports.

City peace officers:

  • Officers received ~750 encampment calls and connected three individuals to housing supports.

Calgary Homeless Foundation’s Transit Outreach Initiative:

  • Monthly outreach event held at alternating LRT stations.
  • Event held at Westbrook LRT with ~10 outreach services who supported ~40 individuals with basic needs and health supplies.

Resilient people and communities

4th Street Lilac Festival (June 4):

  • Hosted by 4th Street Business Improvement Area, this one-day event provided an array of musicians, vendors, and family friendly activities.
  • ~80,000 in attendance.

Festival of Colors (June 17):

  • International Society for Krishna Consciousness hosted this annual event with live entertainment, food, and displays of colours.
  • ~2,000 in attendance.

Blackfoot Tipi Transfer Ceremony (June 21):

  • Hosted at Prince’s Island Park with representation from the Treaty Seven Nations and the Metis.
  • The event included a cultural celebration with drummers, dancers, and food.
  • ~1,000 in attendance.

Past Community Safety Activities and Updates

Transit Public Safety

See more about The City's commitment to Transit Public Safety.