The #MeToo movement is sweeping across the country to raise awareness about harassment and foster community support for those affected.
Garrett Johnson (who requested his name be changed) discussed his experience when an ex-boyfriend attacked him outside of a nightclub. He said he felt uneasy upon arriving to the nightclub, but brushed the anxiety aside. Continue reading Harassment doesn’t need to leave you helpless Resources are available if you are being harassed or threatened
You’re walking down the street and you see something that needs fixing, like a pothole or a fallen tree branch from a storm. Normally, you would call the city at 311 to let them know, then hope they’ll send someone to deal with it. Continue reading Connecting with city services using an app Download the free 311 app to report issues
My name is Erin and I’m the new Community Safety Liaison with the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (also known as NET) for the Northwest division. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and explain my role.
Continue reading Introducing your Community Safety Liaison New NET member is ready to help the community
A coalition of community groups trying to improve inner city safety at the grassroots level has announced the next step of its plan.
On Oct. 20, the Safety Summit Committee met at Alberta Avenue Community League to report its progress since June’s meeting. Among the developments was the introduction of four subcommittees: business, child and youth safety, social issues, and research.
Continue reading Coalition seeks to improve inner city safety Four new subcommittees formed to address concerns
Big ideas for change has taken root on Norwood Boulevard.
Ahmed Abdulkadir, executive director of the Ogaden Somali Community of Alberta (OSCAR), operates a community centre on 111 Avenue. He’s also one of the partners of the Safety Summit, an alliance of aboriginal, Somali, and community groups who have partnered with Edmonton Police Services and the City of Edmonton.
Continue reading Ahmed Abdulkadir breaks down barriers Community advocate strives to create strong communities
Constable Price is often found patrolling the streets and back alleyways surrounding Spruce Avenue Junior High School and Rosslyn Junior High School, keeping an eye out for mischief that could find its way to the school yard.
Since September, Price has been the School Resource Officer (SRO) for both schools. She is part of the initiative program that began in September to bring SROs to junior high schools.
Continue reading Bringing police presence to city schools Student Resource Officer helps youth and the community
Child safety is crucial, which is why city council reintroduced school zones in 2014 with reduced speed limits. With many near misses, complaints to EPS, bylaw, and the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), as well as some child pedestrian collisions, it was clear more needed to be done.
Continue reading Improving safety in school zones Successful pilot helped to create important upgrades to school zones
The City of Edmonton and Edmonton Police Service hosted a “Connecting Community for Safety” event at Alberta Avenue in March. This event helped connect residents as well as encourage and empower them to take an active role in crime prevention.
Residents had an opportunity to share their stories, thoughts and ideas around crime and safety in small groups. Afterwards, Community Liaison Constable Jeff Thomsen and Community Safety Liaison Gurjeet Sangha encouraged a four-pronged approach to crime prevention: empower, connect, prevent, report.
Continue reading Tackling crime is a team effort Empowering residents to take an active role in crime prevention