A message from the Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta:
Last week, Edmonton City Council stalled a new bylaw that would protect many children and youth from exposure to all smoking in public areas.
Council is now seeking more public input on the proposed bylaw and a public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 12, 1:30 p.m. at City Hall.
The Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta (CFSA) is working hard to ensure that City Council will give the bylaw final approval, with a focus on banning all smoking in public parks with children’s amenities.
“Tobacco use is the most widespread and deadly form of substance abuse in Canada. We are delighted to know that a growing number of municipalities and public institutions are updating their smoking bylaws and policies to enable more smoke-free spaces - Kate Chidester, Heart & Stroke
The Alberta Smoke-Free Spaces Awards Program has launched!
This exciting new program recognizes local governments and public bodies that have gone the extra mile to promote healthy, smoke-free indoor and outdoor spaces.The APCCP is proud to be a partner on this initiative.
On June 26th, 16 municipalities, school boards and post-secondary institutions across Alberta received leadership awards for approving comprehensive smoke-free bylaws and policies. Congrats to this year's recipients!
Member Spotlight: Safe, Healthy, Active People Everywhere (SHAPE)
Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere (SHAPE) is an Alberta non-profit organization that promotes the Active and Safe Routes to Schools program throughout Alberta. SHAPE’s mission is to have every Albertan choose safe, healthy, active modes of transportation on a regular basis. To achieve this mission, SHAPE works directly with schools to develop and adopt travel planning to make active transportation easier and safer.
SHAPE provides three Alberta-based active transportation events each year:
ABOUT US: The APCCP is composed of 17 member organizations representing a broad range of practitioners, policy-makers, researchers, and community organizations who work to coordinate efforts, generate evidence, and advocate for policy change to reduce chronic diseases in Alberta. To see who our members are click here.