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Building Healthier Communities Together: Focus on Air Quality

November 27th, 2019
Fort Calgary
8:30 am to 3:00 pm

The Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) will be hosting a “Building Healthier Communities Together: Focus on Air Quality” workshop on November 27th, 2019. The main objective of this workshop is to bring Municipalities, Land Developers and CRAZ members together to have an air quality conversation. This conversation will center on taking air quality in consideration with land planning and developing communities with regards to health and wellness.

We will be having a well-rounded discussion that will include speakers from each sector: Land Developer, Alberta Health Services, Environmental Consulting Group, Municipal Land Planners and CRAZ.

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The Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder organization that monitors and analyzes air quality information. CRAZ’s stakeholders include Municipalities, Industries, NGO’s, Government and the public. The CRAZ region extends to Banff and the BC border, Airdrie, Wheatland County and Strathmore, and to High River, Granum area. For more information on CRAZ please review the attached Annual Report or visit our website at

For more information contact:

Tanya Carlson

Engagement Program Manager

Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ)


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