Callingwood, Ormsby Place, Lymburn & Area

Community Newsletter


This newsletter is for you! It's goal is to update you on free and/or low cost, local events, activities and resources. 

Upcoming Events 


Indigenous Programs and Services

Food Security


Children and Youth Programs


After-School Youth Pass

Youth, ages 8-17, can access all of our recreation centre gyms, pools, fitness centres, drop-in activities and more for just $15/month. Or drop in for $2 / day.

This monthly membership can be purchased at any City of Edmonton recreation Centre or on

Must scan in between 1-5:30pm. Valid Monday to Friday, inclusive of all statutory holidays and school holidays. See full terms and conditions.

Play Rangers (Free Drop-in Program)

Play Rangers focuses on children and family participation, with planned special outdoor recreational activities that can be enjoyed by all. Children 6-12 years old are welcome to attend on their own.

Click Here for Schedule

Edmonton Public Library

Ready, Set, Read

The Ready, Set, Read initiative has now expanded to families living on the Northside of Edmonton! This partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library directly mails a free book every month for each child in the home under 5 years old. Go to any EPL location or to the website below tto get an application form or learn more. Please note: although the expansion starts Dec 1, the old eligibility details may still be on the documentation and new postal codes not yet working on the online portal. While this is the case, submit the paper form to the library or mail it in. Families can apply immediately.

Map of Eligible Nieghbourhoods 

Click Here for website 

Financial Information

Almost 2 Million Canadian Renters Are Eligible For

An Extra $500 From The Gov't

The Cost of Living Relief Act, No.2 was passed on November 17. An estimated 1.8 millioin low-income renters are eligible for a one time payment of $500.

Click here to learn more

Benefit Finder Tools:

Prosper Canada (Federal and Provincial Benefits): click here

You Can Benefit (Federal, Provincial & Municipal): click here

Benefits Finder: (Federal and Provincial Benefits):click here




City invites input on problem properties, nighttime economy, and property assessment

The City of Edmonton invites residents’ input into projects, policies and initiatives that grow our communities, establish government services and prepare our city for the future. Below are current opportunities for Edmontonians to shape their city.

Changing neighbourhoods to meet changing needs:

  • Problem Properties Survey. The City wants to understand the perceptions and attitudes of Edmontonians towards problem properties and their awareness of the resources available to address them. Share your feedback online between January 17 to 31 at

Building a stronger economy and increasing prosperity:

  • Nighttime Economy Survey. The public is invited to share their thoughts on how they participate in and experience the city’s nighttime economy. Share your feedback online until January 29 at
  • Property Assessment Satisfaction Survey. Property owners are invited to share their thoughts and opinions on the services and information they received from the City about property assessment. Complete the online survey by March 24 at

Details about City public digital engagement activities are listed online at with all opportunities at




Meet Your local Community Social Worker

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Tricia Boonstra , Community Social Worker with the City of Edmonton, assigned to Callingwood North & South, Ormsby Place, and Lymburn neighbourhoods. 

Community Social Workers are connectors and conveners, located in specific neighborhoods and recreation centres. We collaborate with organizations and Edmontonians, to identify, plan and implement community-led solutions to community challenges.

By working alongside individuals, schools, organizations, businesses, and faith, grassroots, cultural and other groups, together we find innovative approaches to complex issues like social inclusion and poverty reduction.

Email:    Phone: 780-668-9467 

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Your name, email address and phone number is collected in accordance with 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act . Your personal information will be used to provide you with the online City of Edmonton, Youth Economic Resources Newsletter. If you have any questions about the collection and use of your personal information, contact Tricia Boonstra at, PO Box 2359 , Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7