MARCH 26, 2019
Throughout 2018, many of you participated in defining a safer community and prioritizing your safety concerns. Your input was collected to determine how and where to direct resources. It led to the creation of a list of potential community-driven safety initiatives. At this meeting, we will look at this list and focus on putting ideas into action. We will discuss several achievable initiatives, including:
- Positive street-level activities (e.g. community walkabouts; busking zones; “Claim the Corner” and other pop-up events etc. that add vibrancy to targeted areas)
- McCauley-specific safety signage (a positive, connecting and motivating message that also directs traffic to safety resources – similar to Alberta Avenue’s “We Believe in 118”)
- Community Clean Up Collective (a regular multi-party activity to encourage shared responsibility, address litter in targeted priority locations and build connectedness through community dinners)
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
In an interactive workshop format, your knowledge and direct input will play a vital role, as we look for opportunities to create community-driven solutions to our safety concerns. In this meeting we will
- Continue to identify our criteria for community safety
- Revisit the ongoing prioritization of our safety concerns
- Map the Community Safety Meeting process (Where have we come from? Where are we going?)
- Continue to build collaboration and connectedness amongst stakeholders in McCauley
AUGUST 22, 2018
Sergeant Paul Looker (EPS, Crime Prevention Unit) will attend to present on the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), and Crime Free Multi-Housing (CFMH). Attendees will learn about proven strategies for preventing crime in and around our homes, businesses and community.
MAY 15, 2018
This meeting hosted a panel discussion around harm reduction, safe consumption and needle clean up. The panel of speakers consisted of Don Belanger, Cecilia Blasetti, Dr. Kathryn Dong, Dr. Tally Mogus and Erica Schoen. For future Community Safety Meetings there was a desire for further education on CPTED best practices.
FEBRUARY 12, 2018
At this meeting the community discussed the current priority issues at hand which included the impact of Safe Consumption services, needle distribution, needle clean up, community safety reporting, neighbourhood connecting, human trafficking, CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) and the state of future Community Safety Meetings.