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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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
In the Beginning
Founder Paul Kells & son Sean
seriously enough to go on worker’s compensation
1975 - 1994
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 !
Safe Community Targets?
Approximately 23% of Canada’s population live in a Safe Community across 8 provinces and 1 territory
MINISTRY OF HEALTH PROMOTION
A COMMUNITY BASED
INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM
A Partnership between
Safe Communities Canada & Ontario’s Ministry of Health Promotion
Community Safety and Community Wellness
partnership to build POSITIVE relationships with Youth
they have an invaluable role to play & their future matters
October 2007 Speech from the Throne:
A promise to protect Canadians’
“Right to Safety & Security
& Pursue a Safe Communities Strategy”
Fear of Crime
Key to our Quality of Life
Safer & Healthier & Stronger Canada
Quality of Life FOR ALL RESIDENTS AND VISITORS
COMMUNITY SAFETY, HEALTH & WELL BEING
CRIME PREVENTION+ CRIME REDUCTION
Inclusive Partnerships = A Team
“A Formula for SUCCESS”
“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”
IF NOT US, ………...….THEN WHO……...?
IF NOT NOW,…………..THEN WHEN…….?
IF NOT RIGHT NOW.....THEN WHY NOT ?
IN THE PAST
H E P
H E P
AND VIRTUALLY ALL PROFESSIONS
WE NEED TODISPLAY POSITIVE COMMUNITY
AND RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN PUBLIC
YOUTH LEARN ONLY 20% FROM WHAT WE TELL THEM
BUT 80%FROM WITNESSING OUR BEHAVIOUR
CIRCLES OF INFLUENCE
YOUTH ARE 20% OF
100% of THE future
Each one of us has the ability to make a difference
START TODAY !
OUR ATTITUDES MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE
Communities should proudly Declare
are a PRIORITY
(THEY ARE A SIGNIFICANT PART OF OUR COMMUNITIES
AND OUR FUTURE)
To become the Best Place in North America
to raise Children & Youth in the Safest & Healthiest
community in which to live, learn, work & Play
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.
“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.
We need to work
for a Safer &
one community at a time
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.
Every year …
To help people come together in their own communities to create a sense of……
(Source: World Health Organization)
World Health OrganizationDesignations (6)
53 Canadian Communities Have Become
“DESIGNATED Safe Communities”
Brantford and Brant County
Brockville, Leeds & Grenville
M’Chigeeng First Nations
Orillia & District
Owen Sound & District
Perth & District
Rainy River Valley
Timmins & District
MHP & SCC Community Injury Prevention Project
WHAT CAN COMMUNITY LEADERS
ATTRIBUTES of a community,
fundamental to successful community-based prevention efforts
Strive to become a W.H.O. “DESIGNATED SAFE COMMUNITY!”
Universities and Colleges
St John Ambulance
Health & safety professionals
Small & large businesses
VCARS, Abuse agencies
WSIB / OSSA
Community NGO Groups
Health & Safety organizations
Recreation & Parks
SENIORS & many more
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
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.
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.
National Annual Networking
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)
“Partners for SAFE & HEALTHY COMMUNITIES”
AS AN OVERALL PHILOSOPHY TO A SAFER AND HEALTHIER,
QUALITY LIFESTYLE FOR ALL ONTARIANS, FULL OF HOPE & PROMISE
SAFE COMMUNITY DESIGNATION
Safe Communities Canada Model
Safe Community Network Model
1 of 12 International
WHO Affiliate Support Centers
Building for Positive Youth Development
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE NETWORK
Political & Professional
Safe Community & Corporate
Police, Fire, EMS, Health & Social Services
EXISTING SEPARATE PRIORITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
“Partners For Safer & Healthier Communities”
Political & Professional
EMS, Health & Social Services
=SUPPORT + RESULTS
BECOME ACCREDITED BY W.H.O.
World Health Organization – Designation
“Partners for a Safer and Healthier Community”
Safe Communities Canada
A Step-by-Step Roadmap for Achieving Designation as one of Canada’s “Safe Communities”
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”.
BROCKVILLE, LEEDS & GRENVILLE
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.
This site will link you to all 53 Safe Communities & SCC
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.
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”
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
including a $5000 cheque presentation at your “Designation”
CONTACT:Barry V. King,OOM
(Ret’d) Chief of Police
Safe Communities Canada
Thank You for your Interest