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. 

Meet Your local Community Social Worker

Hello! My name is...

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 neighbourhoods and recreation centres. We collaborate with 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 

Upcoming Events


New Programs and Services

Play Rangers is a new pilot program coming your way!

Program leaders are excited to share an adventure with you that will include fun activities, all taking place during the fall season. Bundle up, as your family does not want to miss out!

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. Starting location will always be the shack at the park and some activities may venture into the community.

Play Rangers will run on Saturdays from September 18 - December 18 at a variety of locations. Neighbourhood playgrounds will either have an AM program time (10:30am-12:30pm) or a PM program time (2-4pm). 

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Financial Information

City of Edmonton:

Financial Empowerment Program

Are you living on a low income? Do you want to explore options to improve your financial situation?

You have come to the right place.

This program is free and confidential. Talk with a social worker about your financial questions and problems. They can connect you with resources and information to help you increase your financial security.

Phone: 780-496-2800 (Monday to Friday 8:30  a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)


For more information, click here

Financial Supports:

Money tips for the gig economy:   click here

Find a reputable financial advisor:  click here

Budget Calculators:  click here

Covid-19 Resources from Kelley Keehn:  click here

FCAC Tools: no-cost and low-cost bank accounts and account comparison tool

ABC Life Literacy: click here

Money Mentors on line resources: click here

Prosper Canada: Managing financial well-being in tough times:  click here

Employment Opportunities & Training 


    Check out the EdmontonJobs       Facebook Page for additional       job postings and                         employment related                   information


Career and Employment Snap Shot 

Edmonton Regional Employment Services - Edmonton

  This is a list of information about employment programs and resources updated weekly.


Virtual Work Guide

Virtual Work Guide provided by Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity and Tamarack Institute


What does it mean to work virtually? It could mean working from home, in a cafe, in a shared workspace, or location where you are physically separated from the members of your team. Whereas in the past we might have used conference calls and emails to stay connected when out of the office, today we have access to video conferencing software, instant messaging and a myriad of collaborative tools previously not available - making working virtually easier and more effective.

This guide seeks to give youth, the people that employ them, and the people that seek to support them, a toolkit for how to grow within a team, how to make the best of the skills they build, and how to navigate and support a new career, all virtually. It also seeks to begin a conversation in the virtual work, mentorship, and career development space.

Community Inclusion Learning 

Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues 

Recognizing a gap in allyship and inclusion resources rooted in a community context, the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) began this journey of working with Community partners and Edmonton’s Community Leagues to create a series of courses entitled Supporting Inclusive Communities.

These courses support those interested in community building, particularly Edmonton’s Community League Members, to consider all the ways they can be allies to the neighbours they serve.

To promote continuous learning beyond the course, the EFCL has created the following resource document that provides more support beyond the content presented in the modules. Feel free to use it and share it as you see fit.

Outline of All Supporting Inclusive Communities Courses

City of Edmonton Resources


Please click onto the links below to access City of Edmonton documents, toolkits and program guides of your interest

Intergenerational programming TOOLKIT

Newcomer's Guides

Leisure Access Pass INFO

Ride Transit Program INFO

Accessible Transit for homeless

GenderBasedVIolence TOOLKIT

Civic Participation 

The City invites input on Callingwood off-leash area, and alcohol consumption in parks pilot project


Callingwood Dog Park is being enhanced with additional fences and access points to help manage pathways and safety for dog park and sports field users. The project team seeks your advice on the number and location of the various access points into the off-leash area as well as on the proposed concept design. The survey closes November 8.

Click Here for Survey

What to Do if there is an overdose in your neighbourhood

What to do if you Spot an Overdose

  • call 911 (Canada’s Good Samaritan law protects those saving the life of someone who overdoses)
  • for step by step instructions on what to do in the event you suspect someone is overdosing, watch Ask a Paramedic
  • if you have a naloxone kit follow the SAVE ME steps and instructions below


This mail out contains information provided by a party other than the City of Edmonton. The City of Edmonton does not make any representations or warranty about the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of this material. The City of Edmonton does not endorse the information contained herein and will not be liable for any reliance thereon.

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, P.O. Box 2359 , Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7