Community engagement

Airdrie citizens are encouraged to voice their opinions, thoughts and ideas about city services and our community. Residents are welcome to attend Council meetings, open forums and participate in surveys that let Council members know what you are thinking on a number of topics.

Current Engagement Opportunities

Airdrie, let's talk downtown

Downtown means many things to many people. What does it mean to you?

Share your perspective as our community comes together to discuss downtown Airdrie - the past, present and future. Can’t wait to connect with you - there are four ways to get involved:

1. Attend one of two workshops taking place January 30 or Feb 1 at 6 p.m. at City
    Hall. No RSVP required.
2. Attend one, two or all three focus groups on Feb 8, 9 and 15 from 6:30 – 8:00
    p.m. at City Hall. Email to register.
3. Complete an online survey before March 1.
4. Email your thoughts via

For more information, or to set up a one-on-one meeting, email or call 403.948.8848.

Additional focus groups added
Due to overwhelming registration for our focus groups, two more opportunities have been added! Register today for one of two additional focus groups:

  • February 23, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at City Hall where we will be discussing Land uses and services in the downtown.
  • February 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m. at City Hall where we will be Defining downtown boundaries.

Email to register.

Housing Assessment

The City of Airdrie has commissioned a study to review the full spectrum of housing needs in Airdrie. The resulting housing strategy will look at what is needed to understand the types of housing that exists and gaps between community needs and housing options. Residents are encouraged to complete the survey by February 28, 2017 and help us better understand how this issue impacts our city.

QEII Highway at Township Road 264 Interchange Functional Planning Study

Alberta Transportation is hosting an open house on Wednesday February 8 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Genesis Place's Rotary Room to discuss the planning for the future interchange at Queen Elizabeth II Highway and Township Road 264.

This open house, the second of three planned events, will present the interchange options considered, the rationale supporting identification of a preliminary preferred configuration, and provide an opportunity for comment. Your input is important, please plan to attend.

The open house is an informal drop-in format, there will be no presentation. Further information and study updates can be found on the Alberta Transportation website by choosing Highway 2 - Interchange QE11 and TWP 264. You can also read the Project Information Sheett to learn more. 


Engagement Results

Curious about the results of past engagement opportunities? Read on

Fitness Centre Redesign
Genesis Place staff held six open house events in February of 2017 to discuss potential changes to the Fitness Centre layout. The results will be available in March of 2017.

Youth Needs Assessment
The City of Airdrie commissioned a research study to engage youth in identifying the needs and wants of youth living in the Airdrie community. Survey results will be available in March of 2017.

Genesis Place Satisfaction Survey
The City of Airdrie worked with Banister Research & Consulting Ltd. to conduct a Genesis Place Satisfaction Survey that ended January 6, 2017. Survey results will be available in February.

Family Violence Survey
The City of Airdrie commissioned a research study to ask residents about their thoughts around family violence in the community. This research project will help City Council identify strategies and make decisions about future priorities, initiatives and community supports that address the issue of family violence in Airdrie. Survey results will be available in February of 2017.

Organic and recycling cart size
The City of Airdrie is considering offering two options of cart sizes for residents to choose from for the green organics carts and blue recycling carts (coming Spring 2017). To help determine whether providing two choices of cart size is desirable to our residents, the City conducted a survey. The results of the cart size survey showed 22% of residents would like a smaller green cart but that number dropped to 9% when a fee of $20-$40 would be charged. As well, it showed 94% of residents would like the large size blue cart. 

Animal Control Bylaw
Between the Fall of 2014 and October 2016, the City of Airdrie held 6 open houses, a survey, and gathered feedback at the Home and Lifestyle show regarding the proposed Animal Control Bylaw. Over that time, Municipal Enforcement presented four drafts of the proposed bylaw each updated based on public input and Council's input. Council passed the new bylaw in October 2016. 


Ways to engage with the City of Airdrie

Initiative-based surveys
We utilize surveys developed in-house and through collaborations with consultants to determine how our residents feel about particular issues. In 2014, we conducted surveys on recycling, snow and ice removal and curbside organics recycling. These survey results are presented in Council meetings.

In addition, each January the City of Airdrie conducts a random telephone Citizen Satisfaction Survey. If you receive a call for the survey, we hope you'll take the time to respond and let us know how you feel about the services the City provides.

Council meetings
Council meetings are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. If the Monday is a statutory holiday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday. Council agendas are posted the Thursday evening before the meeting.

Community Needs Assessment
Every three years Community Services polls Airdrie citizens, to assist the City in completing a Community Needs Assessment (CNA). The CNA helps us to identify the nature of Airdrie – our strengths and areas of need, and provides us with a tool for future community planning and direction. The survey asks about community services, arts, culture, recreation and sport facilities and development or improvement funding.

Master planning documents
Airdrie has a number of master planning documents that have been developed over the years, with citizen input. These include the Airdrie City Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Airdrie Fire Department Master Plan, Great Places Master Plan, and the AirdrieONE Sustainability Plan.


Contact us

Corporate Communications

P. 403.948.8800

F. 403.948.6567