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2008. Safe Communities around the world are based on: Two Principles A safe life is a basic right for every citizen Safety is the responsibility of every citizen. “Accidents” are predictable INCIDENTS The Injuries they cause are PREDICTIBLE AND PREVENTABLE. In the Beginning.

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2008

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2008

Safe Communities around the world are based on:Two PrinciplesA safe life is a basic right for every citizen Safety is the responsibility of every citizen

“Accidents” are predictable INCIDENTS

The Injuries they cause are PREDICTIBLE

AND

PREVENTABLE


2008

In the Beginning

Founder Paul Kells & son Sean


Accidents

“Accidents” ???

  • More children and youth, ages 1 - 20, die from preventable injuries than all other diseases combined

  • PREVENTABLE INJURIES kill more people than anything else up until age 44

  • 60,000 young people each year, are injured

    seriously enough to go on worker’s compensation

  • Almost all the injuries were preventable

  • 50 of them die each year

  • One was Sean Kells in 1994

    SEAN KELLS

    1975 - 1994


Since then a decade of success

Since then :ADecade + of Success

SAFE COMMUNITIES CANADA

Dedicated to making Canada

the safest country in the world

to live, learn, work and play

1 COMMUNITY AT A TIME

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY !


2008

Crime

Reduction

Education

Drug &

Alcohol

Prevention

Workplace

Safety

Positive

Early

Intervention

SAFE

Environment

Transport

& Road

Safety

School

Safety

Fire &

Emergency

Services

Home

Safety

Law

Enforcement

Public

Health

Safe Community Targets?

IN SILOS


A safe community champion

Drug &

Alcohol

Prevention

Workplace

Safety

Crime

Reduction

Education

Transport &

Road Safety

Positive

Early

Intervention

School

Safety

SAFE

Environment

Home

Safety

Fire &

Emergency

Services

Law

Enforcement

Public

Health

A Safe Community CHAMPION

  • Understands how the puzzle fits together

  • Supports community outreach

  • Enables, even facilitates their people to participate

    A CHAMPION

  • Leads

  • Plans

  • Prioritizes

  • Advocates

  • Engages

  • Results

  • Leaves a Legacy

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS


What is the value of a safe community

WHAT IS THE VALUE OFA SAFE COMMUNITY ?

  • Personal pain and suffering reduced

  • A proactive statement of community values

  • Cost efficiencies among agencies

  • Loyalty, morale, & retention among employees

  • Savings in health care and social development

  • Opportunities for economic development, tourism

  • An investment to attract new residents & businesses

  • An enhanced quality of life for everyone

  • Community Pride as a “Designated Safe Community”


2008

Approximately 23% of Canada’s population live in a Safe Community across 8 provinces and 1 territory


Lessons learned for community capacity building

Lessons learned for Community Capacity Building

  • Keep it simple

  • Understand the difference YOU want to make

  • Find your LOCAL rallying cry

  • One step at a time

  • Realistic expectations

  • It’s about people and passion, not just numbers

  • Find friends and champions for support

  • Focus on the outcomes

  • Measure it to ensure it is helping

  • Share and celebrate each success

  • ENJOY BEING A “Designated Safe Community”


2008

MINISTRY OF HEALTH PROMOTION

Sponsor of

A COMMUNITY BASED

INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM

A Partnership between

Safe Communities Canada & Ontario’s Ministry of Health Promotion


Community capacity building community injury prevention pilot program

COMMUNITY CAPACITY BUILDINGCOMMUNITY INJURY PREVENTION PILOT PROGRAM


Embracing our future

Embracing Our Future

  • COLLABORATION, COLLABORATION, COLLABORATION

  • Enhanced Fire & Life Safety Prevention Programming

  • Increased interaction with NGO Community Partners

  • Communities engaging & taking a Personal interest in

    Community Safety and Community Wellness

  • A new HEP model (HEALTH, EDUCATION & POLICING)

    partnership to build POSITIVE relationships with Youth

  • Champion Community Safety with Youth to demonstrate that

    they have an invaluable role to play & their future matters


Embracing our future1

Embracing Our Future

October 2007 Speech from the Throne:

A promise to protect Canadians’

“Right to Safety & Security

& Pursue a Safe Communities Strategy”

  • Priorizing Prevention, Crime Avoidance & Reduced

    Fear of Crime

  • Advocating that Safer & Healthier Communities are

    Key to our Quality of Life

  • Promoting a Future That Offers…HOPE

  • Visioning a Safer & Healthier Community and a

    Safer & Healthier & Stronger Canada

  • Accepting nothing less than an enhanced

    Quality of Life FOR ALL RESIDENTS AND VISITORS


Defining

DEFINING

COMMUNITY SAFETY, HEALTH & WELL BEING

CRIME PREVENTION+ CRIME REDUCTION

  • PREVENT CRIMES, INJURIES & FATALATIES

  • REDUCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR VICTIMIZATION,

  • INCREASE RISK OF APPREHENSION,

  • REDUCE RECIDIVISM

    CHANGE CONDITIONS

  • RISK TAKING BEHAVIOUR,

  • POVERTY & AFFORDABLE HOUSING,

  • EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, SCHOOL RETENTION,

  • UNEMPLOYMENT,

  • INVOLVE YOUTH AND RESPECT THEIR VIEWS,

  • PARENTAL HEALTH & POSITIVE PARENTING PROGRAMMING

  • TREATMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS

  • PROMOTE POSITIVE SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

  • PRIORIZE PREVENTION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE, DOMESTIC, SEXUAL & CHILD ABUSE,

  • ACCESS TO LITERACY

  • AFFORDABLE RECREATION


As everything in life changes

As Everything in Life Changes

  • So Must Our Approach to our lifestyles….

  • Our Emergency Services are Changing….

  • Our Communities Are Changing….

  • Bottom Line – We Cannot rest on the present

  • We Must Work Together for the Future

    Inclusive Partnerships = A Team

    “A Formula for SUCCESS”


As changes occur

As Changes Occur

“In times of change, it will be thelearnersamong us who will inherit the earth, while thelearnedwill carry on being beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists”

  • Leading Progressive Change in partnership withour communities is the way of the future

    IF NOT US, ………...….THEN WHO……...?

    IF NOT NOW,…………..THEN WHEN…….?

    IF NOT RIGHT NOW.....THEN WHY NOT ?


Safe communities taking

SAFE COMMUNITIESTAKING

IN THE PAST

NOW

COMMUNITY

WELL BEING

MORE OWNERSHIP

FEDERAL

H E P

SAFE

COMMUNITY

PROVINCIAL

TERRITORIAL

MUNICIPAL

Engaged Communities

SAFE COMMUNITIES

H E P

MODEL


Role models

ROLE MODELS ?

  • ENRON SCANDAL

  • ADSCAM

  • ABUSE BY CLERGY & DOCTORS

  • AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT & AN INTERN

  • THE GOMERY INQUIRY

  • PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT SCANDALS

  • ETHICAL DECISION MAKING vs CORRUPTION

  • MISCONDUCT INVOLVING POLICE, TEACHERS,

    AND VIRTUALLY ALL PROFESSIONS

    WE NEED TODISPLAY POSITIVE COMMUNITY

    LEADERSHIP

    AND RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN PUBLIC

    AUTHORITY

    YOUTH LEARN ONLY 20% FROM WHAT WE TELL THEM

    BUT 80%FROM WITNESSING OUR BEHAVIOUR


Everyone in the community can be a safe community champion

Everyonein the community can be a Safe CommunityChampion

POLICECOACHESNEIGHBORSEMPLOYERSFRIENDSGRANDPARENTSPEERSMOMSANDDADSTEACHERSEVERYONEINANYCOMMUNITYCANBEASAFECOMMUNITYCHAMPIONBBEINTENTIONALANDTAKEALEADERSHIPROLE


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CIRCLES OF INFLUENCE

MOMS

DADS

RECREATION

PARKS &

HEALTH

COACHES

EMPLOYERS

POLITICIANS

NGO’s

SPONSORS

CORPORATE


Asset building champions

ASSET BUILDING CHAMPIONS

YOUTH ARE 20% OF

OUR POPULATION

&

100% of THE future

Each one of us has the ability to make a difference

START TODAY !


Catching kids doing it right

Catching Kids Doing It Right

OUR ATTITUDES MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE


Positive results for kids

POSITIVE RESULTS FOR KIDS


Strategic plans

Strategic Plans

Communities should proudly Declare

Youth

are a PRIORITY

(THEY ARE A SIGNIFICANT PART OF OUR COMMUNITIES

AND OUR FUTURE)

VISION:

To become the Best Place in North America

to raise Children & Youth in the Safest & Healthiest

community in which to live, learn, work & Play


Some of our partners for safer healthier communities

Some of our Partners for Safer & Healthier Communities


2008

SAFE COMMUNITIES CANADA - SPONSORS

Safe Communities Canada acknowledges with gratitude the support of our corporate and institutional partners. Our organization, however, works to fulfill its mandate with complete independence from our supporters, each of whom knows that the Board of Directors and Management will at all times function professionally, responsibly, and ethically. 


Our future hope

OUR FUTURE HOPE

VISION

“To make Our Communities, the Safest & Healthiest Places in which to live, learn, work & play in Canada”

Through new Safe Communities partnerships,

working together, to enhance our communities

so that all children, youth, adults, seniors,

vulnerable persons & visitors are safe &

healthy and are valued by all.


Safe kids safe families safe homes safe neighborhoods safe streets safe schools safe communities

Safe Kids + Safe Families + Safe Homes + Safe Neighborhoods + Safe Streets + Safe Schools= Safe Communities

We need to work

together, integrated

as Partners

for a Safer &

Healthier

CANADA

www.safecommunities.ca


Safe communities canada

SAFE COMMUNITIES CANADA

  • Dedicated to makingCanada

  • the safest country in the world

  • to live, learn, work and play…

    one community at a time


Imagine

IMAGINE ...

  • Watching a loved one die as a result of a preventable injury

  • Feelings of helplessness

  • Agony & grief

  • Long term suffering

  • Cost to our health care system

  • Needless, predictable and preventable

    repeat occurrences


Every day 3 people die on the job these are just two of them

Every day 3 people die on the job. These are just two of them…

David Ellis, 18 years old –crushed in an industrial dough maker.

Tim Hickman, 20 years old –died from third degree burns from a workplace explosion.


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Every day…

  • Over 3,200 people suffer from workplace injuries

    Every year …

  • Provincial Workers’ Compensation Boards pay more than $5 billionin benefits


Injuries are caused by incidents not accidents

INJURIES ARE CAUSED BYincidentsNOT ACCIDENTS...

  • Injuries are predictable and preventable!

  • They do not have to happen!


Safe communities canada our mission

SAFE COMMUNITIES CANADAOUR MISSION:

To help people come together in their own communities to create a sense of……

  • awareness

  • understanding

  • support &

  • leadership

  • Enable communities to implement effective local programs, eliminate injuries and suffering to change behavior and to be safer & healthier


Safe communities canada foundation

SAFE COMMUNITIES CANADA FOUNDATION

  • Launched on April 23, 1996with Brockville as Canada’s First “Designated Safe Community”.

  • Partnership between public and private sectors

  • Networking at the grassroots and national levels

  • Every dollar spent on Safe Communities saves society $40 !

    (Source: World Health Organization)

    World Health OrganizationDesignations (6)

  • Brockville 2001

  • Rainy River 2002

  • Sault Ste Marie 2003

  • Calgary 2003

  • Woods Buffalo 2005

  • Brampton 2007


Safe communities canada1

Safe Communities Canada

53 Canadian Communities Have Become

“DESIGNATED Safe Communities”


Safe communities canada2

Ontario (25)

Ajax-Pickering

Greater Belleville

Brantford and Brant County

Brockville, Leeds & Grenville

Cambridge

Chatham-Kent

Dufferin

Hamilton

Kingston

Kitchener-Waterloo

Lambton County

London

M’Chigeeng First Nations

Muskoka

Orillia & District

Owen Sound & District

Ottawa

Perth & District

Greater Peterborough

Rainy River Valley

Sault Ste.Marie

Smiths Falls

Thunder Bay

Timmins & District

Welland

Safe Communities Canada


Safe communities canada3

Safe Communities Canada

  • BC - Richmond & Kamloops

  • AB - Calgary,

  • SK - Prince Albert

  • MB - Brandon

  • NS - Annapolis Valley, Halifax &

    South Shore

  • NL - Avalon East

  • NWT, NB, PQ, PEI

  • + 24 others preparing


Safe communities canada4

Safe Communities Canada

(Ontario)

MHP & SCC Community Injury Prevention Project

CANDIDATESAFE COMMUNITIES

PORT COLBORNE

MIDLAND

KAWARTHA LAKES

TILLSONBURG

COLLINGWOOD


Why safe communities

WHY Safe Communities ?

  • To save lives

  • To prevent injuries & suffering

  • To reduce costs & enhance access to health care in our communities

  • To improve the economic viability of businesses & our communities


Why safe communities1

WHY Safe Communities ?

  • To promote safety as an attitude, and behavior, not an action

  • To get Canadians working together as “Partners for Safer and Healthier Communities”

  • To create a better life for our children & youth who are 20% of our population, but 100% of our future


Safe communities

SAFE COMMUNITIES

WHAT CAN COMMUNITY LEADERS

DO ?


Mobilize your community

Mobilize your community!

  • Invite key people in your community to endorse and support proactive safety projects…

    • Mayor, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Health Unit,Hospital& business leaders, educators,NGO’s, YMCA, Youth,Seniors,Volunteers, Red Cross, St John Ambulance, Salvation Army, Victims Services, Social Services

    • Chamber of Commerce, Service Clubs, Industry, Local Business H & S professionals & Trade Associations

    • Child mental health, public safety, SPCA, domestic violence, sexual assault & child abuse organizations

    • Mobilize YOUR Safe Community networkof community leaders, champions and organizations …

    • Engage the local media !


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ATTRIBUTES of a community,

fundamental to successful community-based prevention efforts

  • These ATTRIBUTES include:

    • Leadership - Co Chairs & leadership table focused on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion;

    • Knowledge of local causes and problem's) through a Priority Setting Exercise;

    • Sustainability and capacity;

    • Widespread Community Engagement;


Motivate your community to ignite the spark

MOTIVATE YOUR COMMUNITY to ignite the Spark!

  • Capture the emotional element: personal, school, traffic, winter, water, rail, community safety

  • Capitalize on recent successful injury prevention programs

  • Promote the network & seek support from other Safe Communities

  • Recruit Safety Champions from your local Community LEADERS

  • Get the facts on your community…(Inventory of Safety Programs)

  • Confirm what’s happening and what’s not…. in Injury Prevention

  • Set your own LOCAL priorities….. identify, then fill the gaps


Ten steps core leadership team

TEN Steps Core LeadershipTEAM……..

  • Community presentation and seek agreement to move forward

  • Confirm Terms of Reference and Select Co-Chairs

  • Gather Community statistics and select primary causes as targets

  • Compile a Community Inventory of Safety Programs

  • Community Priority Setting Exercise

  • Select proactive programs to meet your local needs based on “priorities” agreed on by you community

  • Build in evaluation with measurable goals and objectives

  • Develop a Community Action Plan

  • Initiate your programs

  • Plan for sustainability

    Strive to become a W.H.O. “DESIGNATED SAFE COMMUNITY!”


Teamwork requires everyone in your community

Police Services

Fire Departments

City Council

Health Unit

Hospitals

Social Services

School Boards

Universities and Colleges

St John Ambulance

Red Cross

YMCA

YOUTH

Sponsors, volunteers

Health & safety professionals

Small & large businesses

VCARS, Abuse agencies

WSIB / OSSA

Community NGO Groups

Health & Safety organizations

Recreation & Parks

Neighbors

Families

SENIORS & many more

TEAMWORKRequires everyone in YOUR Community…


How safe communities canada helps

HOW SAFE COMMUNITIES CANADA HELPS

  • Ongoing support & mentoring to Safe Communities via Teleconferences

  • Provides resources and information via Web Site

  • Provides “SEED” Financial support for start-up

  • Hosts an annual, national Safe Communities Canada Conference

  • Organizes regional forums for communities to share information

  • Creates opportunities to network with health and safety partners


Together we can all make a difference

TOGETHER…WE CAN ALLMAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Working together as

“Partners for Safer and Healthier Communities”

We can help make Canada the Safest Country in which Everyone can

Live, Learn, Work and Play


2008

  • About Safe Communities Canada

  • Our Supporters

  • Our Activities

  • Press Relations

  • Peer Mentoring

  • Designated Members Safe Communities Canada

  • Our Partners

  • Our Policies

  • World Health Organization

  • Safe Communities Campus

  • Upcoming Events

  • Documents and Resources

  • Community Map

  • About Safe Communities CanadaMissionOur PeopleOur SupportersOur ActivitiesDesignated Members Safe Communities CanadaOur PartnersOur Policies

  • About Safe Communities Canada

    Dedicated to making Canada the safest country in the world to live, learn, work and play.Safe Communities Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping communities across the country build the capacity and resources they will need as they commit to mounting coordinated, collaborative programmes designed to reduce the pain and cost of injury and promote a culture of safety for all their citizens.


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  • Welcome

  • Background Information

  • Safety Articles

  • Safety Tips

  • Emergency Guide Book

  • Statistics

  • Contact Information

  • Links

  • Documents

  • News / Events

    Welcome

    The Safe Communities of Brockville Leeds & Grenville promotes a community culture of safety and well-being by addressing occupational, community and lifestyle issues - through partnerships with individuals and organizations and through communication and co-ordination of resources.

    Our vision is to make Brockville the safest & healthiest place to live, learn, work, and play, in Canada.


2008

Candidate Communities

  • Port Colborne

  • Midland

  • Kawartha Lakes,

  • YOUR COMMUNITY ?

  • Designation Date:

    March 2009


2008

National Annual Networking

  • Annual SAFE COMMUNITY CANADA “Report Card” assists in identifying community initiatives & enables web access to all Safe Communities programs

  • AnnualSafe Communities Conference sharing information from partners in each Safe Community made available for all of the network’s local injury prevention efforts


Annual awards of excellence

ANNUAL Awards of Excellence

is proud to honour

A Safe Community

Volunteer of the Year

A Safe Community

Business Partner of the Year

A Community Safe Partner of the Year

------------------------------------------------------

(Locally + Nationally)


Safe healthy ontario communities

SAFE & HEALTHYONTARIO COMMUNITIES

INTEGRATED

PERSONAL SAFETY

SCHOOL SAFETY

SENIORS SAFETY

WORKPLACE SAFETY

HAZMAT SAFETY

ROAD SAFETY

WATER SAFETY

HOME SAFETY

COMMUNITY SAFETY

“Partners for SAFE & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES”

AS AN OVERALL PHILOSOPHY TO A SAFER AND HEALTHIER,

QUALITY LIFESTYLE FOR ALL ONTARIANS, FULL OF HOPE & PROMISE


2008

SAFE COMMUNITY DESIGNATION

Safe Communities Canada Model

(National)

W.H.O.

Safe Community Network Model

(International)

1 of 12 International

WHO Affiliate Support Centers


Priorities caring committed connected partnerships for safer healthier communities

Priorities:CARING, COMMITTED & CONNECTED Partnerships for Safer & Healthier Communities

  • Adopt A Cops (elementary & secondary schools & youth center)

  • “Youth In Care” mentoring with Family & Children's Services

  • VIP, Safety, FAS, Anti-Bullying, Cyber-bullying & Peer-Influence

  • Senior Students mentoring Grade 9 youth during transition

  • Youth Recognition Awards (“Greatest Kids” Brockville & District)

  • Daily Breakfast Nutrition Program at school as needed

  • RiskWatch & ForeYouth – successful Brockville Initiatives

  • Homework Reward Program at Youth Centre

  • GIRLS Inc.- Girlstart “After School” & PEERsuasion Programs

  • Substance Abuse & Injury Prevention integrated through Asset

    Building for Positive Youth Development

  • Fire Safety, Home Escape Plans, Risk Watch, Stop-Drop & Roll

  • Home Inspections, Smoke Detector awareness

  • Cool Treats for Cool Kids “Positive Ticketing” program

  • Seniors Intergenerational Program

  • Seniors Falls Prevention & Elder Abuse Prevention

  • VCARS, Sexual & Domestic Assault & Child Abuse


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COMMUNITY

VISION

A Formula

For Success

INTEGRATION

NETWORK


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Community

SAFE

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE NETWORK

HEALTHY

LEADERSHIP

Vision

VISION

Prevention

Rehabilitation

COMMUNITY

Funding &

Support

INTEGRATION

NETWORK

NGO &

GOVERNMENT

PARTNERSHIPS


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LEADERSHIP

Political & Professional

Safe Community & Corporate

Involvement

Government

&

NGO

Participation

Police, Fire, EMS, Health & Social Services

Mass Media

EXISTING SEPARATE PRIORITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES


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“Partners For Safer & Healthier Communities”

LEADERSHIP

Political & Professional

Safe Community

& Corporate

Involvement

Government

&

NGO

Participation

SEAMLESS

INTEGRATED

Police, Fire,

EMS, Health & Social Services

Mass

Media

COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS

=SUPPORT + RESULTS


2008

BECOME ACCREDITED BY W.H.O.

World Health Organization – Designation


Value added benefits

VALUE ADDED BENEFITS

  • Safe Community Identity, Branding & Team Spirit

  • Interaction with other Safe Communities

  • Real Estate promotion for your communities to Seniors and Business considering relocation

  • SCIP Program reduction in WSIB premium rebates

  • Emergency Visits at Hospital reduced

  • Home/Business Fire Insurance premiums potentially lowered

  • Less suffering and cost due to reduction in PREVENTABLE INJURIES

  • One community 5 year comparison Attitudinal Study: (97%) of residents CONFIRMED the value of Safe Community initiatives & networking

    “Partners for a Safer and Healthier Community”


Safe communities canada5

SAFE COMMUNITIES CANADA

“HOW TO”

Guide


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Safe Communities Canada

How-To Guide

A Step-by-Step Roadmap for Achieving Designation as one of Canada’s “Safe Communities”


Safe community canada 4 attributes

SAFE COMMUNITY CANADA4 ATTRIBUTES

  • LEADERSHIP

  • PRIORITY SETTING

  • SUSTAINABILITY

  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT


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BENEFITS

A unique portal on our web site, providing you a virtual office at Safe Communities Canada.

Security Access to log in to our “COMMUNITY RESOURCES” site on the main page of our website. There are resource documents and tools to assist you with the designation process, and other tools used by communities across Canada to help you participate fully in our national network.

For “Pilot” Candidate communities, we provide your “branding”, logo design, the creation of your Safe Community website, which is a Micro site of the Safe Communities Canada national website model. This provides you access to the National Report Card.

Safe Communities Canada offers a PEER MENTOR and assistance to support your community as it progresses through the Ten Steps required for “designation”.


Our web sites

OUR WEB SITES

  • NATIONALLY: SAFE COMMUNITIES CANADA

    http://www.safecommunities.ca

  • LOCAL COMMUNITY MICRO SITES: SAFE COMMUNITIES OF

    BROCKVILLE, LEEDS & GRENVILLE

    http://brockville.safecommunities.ca


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Using Our Web Site

Effective local champions for a Safe Community need to be knowledgeable.

Champions need a solid understanding of the Safe Communities movement both in Canada and around the world to be able to generate interest and momentum in your community.

3. A key first step is to study the Safe Communities Canada website to give you the grounding you need.

4. Download and review The Safe Communities Manifesto, a relevant foundation document for both Safe Communities Canada and The World Health Organization.

5. Review the web sites of other member Safe Communities across Canada, and through theWorld Health Organization website.

www.safecommunities.ca

This site will link you to all 53 Safe Communities & SCC


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Peer Mentoring Programme

As an official Candidate Community, you are eligible to request a PEER MENTOR from one of the Safe Communities in our network

A Peer Mentor will support you as you build your community’s case for designation

3. Safe Communities Canadawill provide limited travel expenses for the Peer Mentor.

Peer mentors are able to provide assistance through their knowledge, skills and experience

5. They are most helpful in areas such as governance, media relations, fundraising and general advice and encouragement in acquiring the attributes required for the designation process.


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“DESIGNATION” CHECKLIST


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Becoming a Candidate Community

Communities work toward mobilizing people and support for Safe Communities Canada designation until it becomes clear that the momentum exists to achieve that goal.

When there appears to be support to begin a formal process of designation,

The first thing a community needs to do is send Safe Communities Canada a formal

“Letter of Intent”


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LETTERS OF INTENT

LETTERS must clearly state intention to participate and commitment to supporting and completing the initial process within by the stated deadline

TheMayoron behalf of the community. This formal letter of intent signals that the process can now commence with intent to be completed within a year. Then additional letters are prepared by members of the new Leadership Team OR

Three Senior representativesfrom among the compulsory members of your Leadership Table, (Police, Fire, EMS, MOH, Boards of Education) OR

A Leader from a community based group working in a related field & supportive of injury prevention and safety promotion


Start up process

START-UP PROCESS

  • On receipt of the formal“Letter of Intent”from your community, you will officially be declared a Pilot Candidate Community.

  • You then confirm the Leadership Team, Terms of Reference and select Co-Chairs.

  • Pilot Candidate Communities are provided, at no cost, a Safe Communities Web Site, Email + Logos & Art Work (valued at $1000).

  • Pilot Candidate Communities are provided SEED FUNDING (up to $4000) for start up, primarily for the purpose of “communicating” and engaging with your community to inform them.

  • We encourage communities to lever these funds, with local support and/or media support.


Safe communities canada provides

SAFE COMMUNITIES CANADAPROVIDES

  • Safe Communities assistance with Community Capacity Development

  • Community Injury Prevention Assessment Support

  • Mentorship & Support for “Designated Safe Community” Status,

    including a $5000 cheque presentation at your “Designation”

    public ceremony

  • Guidance & Support for WHO Accreditation.

  • Accreditation for “Canadian Designation” . Also, SCC is now the authorized North American Collaborating Centre on Community Safety for International WHO “Designated Safe Communities”

    CONTACT:Barry V. King,OOM

    (Ret’d) Chief of Police

    Special Consultant

    Safe Communities Canada

    [email protected]

    613.246.3626


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Thank You for your Interest


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