A Call to Action for safer communities

A Call to Action: Building Partnerships for Safer Communities is a two day symposium being held in Regina on May 29 and 30, 2012 that will support learning and dialogue on this topic.

Building and sustaining safe communities is a key challenge for community leaders and policy-makers from across western and northern Canada. A Call to Action: Building Partnerships for Safer Communities is a two day symposium being held in Regina on May 29 and 30, 2012 that will support learning and dialogue on this topic. 

“This is an exciting opportunity to share the work undertaken by the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit in Glasgow, Scotland and how it was applied to the Prince Albert Community Mobilization Project,” said John Carnochan, Detective Chief Superintendent with the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit in Scotland, UK and one of the symposiums keynote presenters. 

Dale McFee, Chief of Police for the Prince Albert Police Service is equally excited for the opportunity, believing that sharing knowledge among frontline agencies is an effective way to work together to understand the causes of violence in communities and how it can be reduced through a collaborative effort.

Over the next two days, a number of interactive panel discussions and presentations will focus on relationship building and collaboration, preventing victimization, and reintegrating and rehabilitating offenders. Keynote presenters include Canochan, McFee and Paul Kershaw, Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia.

“Building healthy communities in Canada, by investing in children and families, needs to be a priority and this symposium provides an opportunity to develop tools and networks to support change,” Kershaw said. “Understanding crime prevention is a key component to ensuring we are fostering safer communities now and for future generations.”

The event is presented in partnership by the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; the Saskatchewan Ministries of Justice and Government Relations; and the Saskatchewan police community. More information on A Call to Action: Building Partnerships for Safer Communities can be found on our website at http://www.schoolofpublicpolicy.sk.ca/News_Events/Conferences/A_Call_to_Action.php

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For further information please contact:

Kendra Gellner, Conference Coordinator
Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Tel: (306) 585-5866 
Cell: (306) 540-4945
Email: kendra.gellner@uregina.ca
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