we believe in 118

We Believe in 118 is a community coalition consisting of the Alberta Avenue Business Association, eight 118 Avenue business owners, Arts on the Ave, Northlands, the Avenue Revitalization Initiative, the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team and the Edmonton Police Service – all committed to working together towards a safer community.


Our mandate is to make Alberta Ave. and the surrounding communities a better place to live, play and do business. We aim to increase business communication and connectedness as well as increase collaboration between the business community and community partners. Businesses are often overlooked and untapped in terms of community resources. We Believe in 118 speaks to the power of community and the missed opportunity of working more collaboratively with community businesses. We Believe in 118 takes a grassroots, multi‐disciplined approach to community concerns of crime and disorder.


The coalition has been working to reclaim Alberta Ave as a drug paraphernalia and weapons‐free zone. Our campaign aims to let the public know that the communities surrounding Alberta Ave are great places to live, work and play ‐ that amazing people live here and care about their surroundings

Community Resources



The Alberta Avenue Business Association supports the business community from NAIT to Northlands along 118th Avenue.

11739 88 St NW Edmonton, AB T5B 3R6 Phone: 780-471-2602

city of edmonton / avenue initiative

The Avenue Initiative is re-energizing 118th Avenue from NAIT to Northlands. The City and the community are working together to improve streets, businesses, and green spaces to foster a vibrant community life.

Neighbourhood Empowerment Team

Strong communities and shared responsibility for crime prevention are at the foundation of the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (N.E.T.) program. Teams work with residents, businesses and organizations. Community Capacity Builder Phone: 780-499-8987

Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

118th Avenue from NAIT to Northlands is home to 7 Community Leagues. Each Community League offers a variety of programs, as well as advocates on behalf of the residents. Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues is the umbrella organization that works with all community leagues throughout the city.

Phone: 780.437.2913

The Rat Creek Press

The Rat Creek Press is a not-for-profit community newspaper serving the communities of Alberta Avenue Delton, Eastwood, Elmwood Park, Parkdale, Spruce Avenue and Westwood. Focusing on stories of neighbourhood diversity, independent businesses, interesting residents, historical buildings, and the events that bring our community together.

9210 118 Avenue Edmonton, AB T5G 0N2
Voicemail: (780) 479-6285

Edmonton Public Library

Located in the heart of Alberta Avenue, Sprucewood Library offers a wide variety of program and services including, book magazines, computer, and internet. 11555 95 Street Edmonton AB T5G 1L5 (780) 496-7099


Arts on the Ave sees 118 Ave, NAIT to Northlands, as a place whose “personality” is vividly expressed through the arts. 118 Avenue is where artists and community engage.

9351-118 Avenue Edmonton, AB phone: 780.471.1580


Northlands is committed to providing the best in entertainment experiences and business opportunities. Creating tomorrow’s memories everyday.


Crystal Kids

Crystal Kids is a supervised youth drop-in centre that provides structured programs directed toward preventing abuse, school dissociation, criminal activity, and promoting academics, self-esteem, leadership, teamwork, and creativity. 8718-118 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5B 0T1 Ph: (780) 479-5283

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 

As one of only two polytechnics in the province, NAIT holds a key place in Alberta’s post-secondary landscape. NAIT’s technical training and applied education is designed to meet the demands of Alberta's industries — graduates have the knowledge and skills employers want. They leave NAIT confident, prepared and in demand.

11762 – 106 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5G 2R1 (780) 471-6248

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

Edmonton Mennonite Centre is an immigrant settlement agency whose focus is the successful and integrative settlement of newcomers to Edmonton. The agency operates in an inclusive environment, with a welcoming atmosphere and a holistic approach to settlement practices.

8914 – 118 Avenue Edmonton AB T5B 0T6 phone: 780-421-7400 fax: 780-428-4252