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Recognizing child friendly businesses in Edmonton - MasterMaq.ca Blog
Child Friendly Edmonton, a Council Initiative sponsored by Councillor Bev Esslinger, launched the new Child Friendly Business Recognition Program today at City Hall. The program "aims to promote businesses that are intentionally welcoming to children and their families." Councillors Esslinger and Paquette spoke at today's launch event "We want to share this new program with the city and highlight the current successes of local businesses who have become more child-friendly," said Councillor Esslinger in a news release. "With more than 20 per cent of the population being under 18, it's very important that kids feel welcomed and included in their city." Based on input from Edmontonians, Child Friendly Edmonton identifies three keys to being a child friendly business: Attitude "is the most important way to become child friendly. Patient, friendly and understanding service from staff who take the time to greet and welcome their younger customers is a major factor in how welcoming a