Our Initiatives

The Beltline Business Improvement Area has implemented numerous initiatives aimed at keeping the Beltline safe, clean and vibrant for all business owners, inhabitants and visitors.

RadiCare Ventures

RadiCare is a social enterprise offering property maintenance and outreach
services in Calgary.

The RadiCare property maintenance team hires people who have employment barriers, such as homelessness, addiction, or mental health issues. This helps support vulnerable communities, minimize negative interactions with the public, and offer community safety and cleanliness in a whole new way.

RadiCare Ventures is innovating a new way of addressing community safety
and cleanliness. Their staff specializes in the cleanup of urban litter, vandalism, and addressing social disorder in a compassionate and helpful manner.

Ways the BLOX engages RadiCare:
- Daily urban litter cleanup
- Graffiti removal and pressure washing
- Removal and proper disposal of sharps and biowaste found on-site

If you are a business in the BLOX, and would like request a cleanup or one of the above services, reach out to RadiCare at 403-461-2277 or email beltline@radicareventures.ca


The BLOX is proud to support AAWEAR's Mobile Drug Checking program.

Mobile Drug Checking is a federally funded program designed to use existing technology to check drug compositions and provide real-time results.

The mobile service offers opportunities for accessible harm reduction education and wrap-around support every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday throughout the city of Calgary.

Information including location of our mobile van, can be found by signing up for AAWEAR's email subscription. Send an email to drugchecking@aawear.org to be added to the list.

Folks are also encouraged to give call at 1 (403) 827-7991 if they need support.

Alpha House

Ambassador Program

Alpha House's Ambassador Program is a new outreach service helping create safe and clean communities by connecting with businesses to identify collaborative ways to address social issues with care for those experiencing homelessness.

Alpha House offers an Engaging Vulnerable Persons Workshop to all businesses for free should they be interested in learning more about social issues in the city and improving their interactions with individuals experiencing homelessness.

For more information, email ambassadors@alhpahousecalgary.com, or call 587-834-1785

HELP team - 403-998-7388

Initiated in 2005 as a mobile diversion response to streel level intoxication, Human-Centered Engagement Liaison and Partnership (HELP) consists of mobile teams covering a variety of areas across the city of Calgary.

Working closely with Calgary Police Services and Emergency Medical Services, HELP reduces unnecessary and inappropriate uses when these services are not needed. HELP responds to calls from businesses, community members, and other homeless-serving agencies, facilitating individual’s access and entry to the local service systems of shelters, health care, addiction treatment, and supportive housing.

Engaging Vulnerable Persons Workshop, hosted monthly at the BLOX Arts
Centre (coming in 2024, dates TBD)

Alpha House’s Engaging Vulnerable Persons workshops will provide:

  • Information about factors that lead to homelessness & addiction
  • Discussion on the stigma associated with homelessness & addiction
  • Information on recognizing how and when to navigate interactions with
    our unhoused neighbours
  • Learning about the free resources available to the community and when to utilize them

For more information about Alpha House and their services, visit https://alphahousecalgary.com/how-we-help/outreach/