Let’s Talk Air Quality – Postponed

Free event!
Come learn more about air quality in the Bow Valley.
Have questions? Come ask our experts.
Our experts:
“Air Quality and Health 101” presented by Dr. Sarah Henderson PhD., Senior Environmental Health Scientist at the BC Centre for Disease Control
“How Prescribed Fire can Help Mitigate Wildfire Impacts: Prescribed Fire in Banff National Park” presented by Jane Park, M.Sc;, Fire/Vegetation Specialist, Banff Field Unit, Parks Canada Agency
“Air Quality in the Bow Valley” presented by Mandeep Dhaliwal, B.Sc., P.Chem., Air Quality Program Manager, Calgary Region Airshed Zone
Panel Discussion and Q & A
Dr. Sarah Henderson, Environmental Health Scientist, BC CDC
Lori Rissling Wynn, Sustainability Coordinator, Town of Canmore
Jonathan Moser, Head of Environment & Public Affairs, Lafarge Canada Inc

The Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) is a non-profit organization that monitors air quality and provides air quality education and outreach. CRAZ is a multi-stakeholder organization that works with the public, industry, all levels of government and NGO’s.
CRAZ would like to thank the Town of Canmore, the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley and the Bow Valley Clean Air Society for helping support and promote this evening of air quality.

Teachers Lesson Plan

CRAZ has developed a teacher’s lesson plan that involves students conducting an air quality experiment, graphing their results and creating their own invention to clean the air.  Students will understand how air  quality can be impacted and how air quality impacts their health.  They will also learn how air pollution relates to climate change and identify actions they can take to reduce air pollution.

Grade level and Curriculum link: Grade 5 Science, Investigate relationships between weather phenomena and human activity.  Recognize human actions can affect climate and identify human actions linked to the greenhouse effect.

CRAZ will also provide your school with all the materials needed to run this lesson plan!

CRAZ also gives Grade 5 students a free presentation on air quality, and as a little surprise we will bring your school an Idle Free Zone, Turn Engine Off sign to display at your school.


Let’s Make the Invisible Visible Online Learning Plan with Virtual Classroom PowerPoint

Join Professor Airianna on an adventure to learn how air quality can be impacted and how air quality impacts health.  Students will learn how air quality relates to climate change and identify actions they can take to reduce air pollution.

Grade 5 Online Lesson Plan

Virtual Assistant Power Point


 Tailpipe Pollution Challenge

Want a fun challenge for your co-workers?  Try the Tailpipe Polltution Challenge!  Check what is coming out of your vehicles tailpipe and compare.


Commuter-Connect (Small)

Workplace Commuter Options

CRAZ has developed this toolkit to help organizations foster a more efficient, healthy, and environmentally responsible way for their employees to travel to and from work. This document provides direction and resources that will help you develop a Commuter Options Program for your work place.

Download the CRAZ Commuter Options Toolkit


For Media Release

CRAZ is a leading source of air quality in the City of Calgary and its surrounding communities. With real time data and specialized staff, CRAZ can guarantee to provide up to date information on what is happening with the air quality at any moment.  CRAZ Air Quality Manager, Mandeep Dhaliwal is available to answer questions, give live interviews or tour media of the Ambient Air Monitoring Station on request.

CRAZ has developed toolkits for commuter options, idle-free campaigns, and school “Clean Air” strategies.

CRAZ is an organization that has been set up in partnership with municipal and provincial governments, the public and not for profit sector, and with industry to monitor and manage air quality in the City of Calgary and surrounding communities.

Visit the CRAZ website daily for the Air Quality Health Index, the AQHI provides a number form 1 – 10+ to indicate the level of health risk associated with local air quality.

For more information or questions on the Calgary Region Airshed Zone please email Tanya at Tanya.carlson@craz.ca or phone 403-968-5522.

Ambient Air Monitoring Station Tours

Tours can be given to the public, groups (schools, businesses, non profits, etc), and to media inquiring about air quality data collection.

To book a tour of the Ambient Air Monitoring Station – Central Station please contact Tanya.carlson@craz.ca

2020 CRAZ Annual General Meeting

AGM will be held by virtual meeting on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  For more information please contact tanya.carlson@craz.ca.

2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report