COMMUNITY MAPPING
WHAT IS COMMUNITY MAPPING?
Our funders are supporting community mapping as a method of enhancing partnerships and supporting collaborative planning processes. Community mapping is the process of depicting visually what is happening in a given community. There are five (5) phases in the community mapping process.
  • Joint Commitment: members agree on a common purpose; boundaries are defined and agreement is reached on what the group wishes to accomplish together
  • Creating Community Profile: information is gathered about the community; the information is mapped and; the maps are supplemented with narratives
  • Community Engagement: others are invited to review the community profile created; as agreed, the profile is revised and/or enhanced; community needs, strengths, gaps and resources are identified and; an action plan is created
  • Action: the action plan is implemented
  • Reflection: successes and challenges in working together are identified and documented; successes and challenges in achieving expected outcomes are identified and documented. And the cycle starts again with a discussion regarding ongoing joint committment to planning together
COMMUNITY MAPPING PRESENTATIONS
M.A.P.S. continues to deliver presentations to groups who are interested in learning more about community mapping. If you are interested, here are a few that have been offered over the past couple of years:
WHAT ARE LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LANs)?
A Local Area Network (LAN) is a group of human service providers, working in a defined geographical area, who are committed to working collaboratively. Each LAN progresses differently in their development and in order to track the process each LAN undertakes to improve service delivery to children and families within their community, we create a LAN profile. As part of their process, some LAN's have produced a community resource directory.

LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (LAN) LISTING
Below is a listing of LAN's that have been or are currently working within the Alberta Capital Region.
City of Edmonton
  • Edmonton City Centre
  • Mill Woods Community Mapping and Beyond Committee
  • Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative (M.C.H.B.)
  • North Central Edmonton Community Mapping Committee
  • North East Edmonton Mapping and Action Team (N.E.M.A.T.)
  • North Edmonton Area Community Mapping (N.E.A.C.M.)
  • Old Strathcona Collaborative Planning Committee
  • South East Edmonton Mapping & Planning Committee
  • South West Edmonton Collaborative (formerly: South West Edmonton Mapping & Planning Committee)
  • West Edmonton Mapping and Planning Committee (WEMAP)
Counties
  • Leduc Regional Community Partnership Enhancement Committee
  • Parkland and Area Community Partnership Committee
  • St. Albert Strategy & Mobilization Initiative (S.A.M.)
  • Strathcona County Partnership Committee
  • Sturgeon/Fort Saskatchewan Community Partnership Committee
LAN BOUNDARY MAPS
Regional LAN MapEdmonton LAN Map
Regional Map Edmonton LAN Map

MAPS
M.A.P.S. Alberta Capital Region endeavours to enhance information for the region through visual means. To this end, demographic and resource maps, as well as resource directories and LAN profiles, can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Feel free to browse and download any of the maps or information that are of interest to you.
CRITERIA FOR RECEIVING OUR SERVICE
All M.A.P.S. efforts are directed towards the achievement of our vision which is 'a more comprehensive, accessible continuum of human services to support children, youth, families and communities in their healthy development.'
Human Service provider collaborations working towards this end are eligible to receive support free of charge. Support can include facilitation of processes, creating maps of social information provided, planning and skill building.