Neighbourhood Leagues & Block Party

THE BLOCK PARTY PROGRAM-DURING THE PANDEMIC - Click for Guidelines

We are living in unprecedented times and the need for neighbourhood connections is more important now than ever! In times of crisis neighbours are often our first responders and can offer to help with grocery runs, picking up medications, a friendly chat or even help us access more formal resources like medical or mental health support.

We need more neighbouring! There are several benefits of neighbouring. A few of the key benefits:

Health and Wellness: More and better relationships improve health.  The neighbouring relationship is often overlooked as a unique and potent source of personal well-being.

Mental Health: Having access to consistent opportunities to build meaningful relationships opens the door for a troubled neighbour to connect with a supportive neighbour and benefit from human connection.

Poverty Reduction: People in poverty need often complex services, many of which can be provided through kindness and generosity of neighbours. When people know their neighbours, they are more likely to share resources (yard equipment, car shares, babysitting, employment advice). In addition, neighbours are well positioned to be a "broker" or to connect neighbours in need of necessary services.

If you're interested in learning more, check out our list of benefits HERE. This list is not exhaustive. There are many more benefits of neighbouring!

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The Block Party is a Community Development initiative, connecting neighbourhoods, a partnership between the Town of Edson Community Services and FCSS, A Healthier Edson (Alberta Health Services), Victim Services, the RCMP and Citizens on Patrol.