Town of Canmore

Council Clips - September 11, 2018

Community Profile Report – Alberta Early Development Instrument

The Early Development Instrument, or EDI, is a national set of metrics that Alberta Health uses to track five key areas of early childhood development in communities across Alberta. Today our supervisor of Bow Valley Parent Link presented Council with the EDI data collected on children in the Bow Valley. This information is used by the Bow Valley Early Childhood Development Coalition, a group that includes representatives from schools, community groups, daycares, day-homes, Alberta Health Services, and municipalities, to create strategic plans to address any areas of concern. A strategic planning summit is schedule to take place in October 2018. For more information you can read the staff briefing and the Bow Valley Community Profile report – just click on the agenda package link at the end of this update and look for item D-1.

Draft Climate Action Plan

The Town’s Climate Action Plan updates our community and corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories, updates our GHG reduction targets, and identifies a number of actions aimed at achieving the reduction targets. The Town’s sustainability coordinator presented the draft action plan for Council’s consideration and feedback, and plans to ask Council to accept it for planning purposes at their next business meeting. For more information on the topic, visit

Bow Valley SPCA Update

Council heard a presentation from Joseph Potts, who is a member of the board of directors for the Bow Valley SPCA. He talked about the organizations’ accomplishments since they opened in 2007 and the benefits they provide to Canmore residents. There was no written report provided, but you can watch Mr. Pott’s presentation by clicking on the webcast link for the September 11 meeting: Council Agendas, Minutes, and Videos

Committee of the Whole Regular Features

Check out the meeting agenda package at to read:

  • Councillor Updates – a monthly report on the activities of individual councillors
  • Service Area Reports – each department provides a summary of operational activities
  • Council Resolution Action List – direction given by Council to administration

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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