People Love Living Here.

People have been flocking to Alberta for years to capitalize on incredible job opportunities, the natural beauty, the attractive pace of life and the opportunities and resources for families. The Brooks Region is no different – we’ve seen rapid population influxes throughout the years and periods of accelerated growth. And guess what? People that come to our region stay in our region; over 56% of residents in Brooks have lived here for longer than five years. They come here, they love it, and they stay.

Quality of Life.

Quality of Life assessments have been performed in 2013 and 2017 to track resident satisfaction. Although the results are what we would expect – we already know how great it is here – they’re worth bragging about.

Quality of Life Factor

Overall Satisfaction Level

Health 

80%

Education 

74.5%

Personal Well Being 

79.7%

Social Programs and Social Conditions 

67.3%

Sense of Community 

70.5%

Economy and Employment 

57.9%

Physical Environment

76%

Government 

69%

Political Rights and General Values 

68%

OVERALL COMMUNITY SATISFACTION 

73.6%

A Safe Place for Families.

Crime is down: over 21% over the past five years in fact. Personal well-being and personal safety are some of the most important aspects of building a viable community and our Region has been working hard with the RCMP to tackle this issue. The City and County jointly fund a Safe Communities Facilitator to work with residents and police in crime reduction, prevention and proactive programming. And it’s working! From 2012-2016, domestic violence was down 30%, sexual assaults were down 43%, criminal harassment was down 60% and personal crime was down 38%.