Our team is excited to announce our commitment to the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association (ACCPA) this year. It will all begin on May 8th as we offer a Pre-conference workshop on Crime … [Read more...] about CPTED For Rural Alberta
I recently traveled to Ottawa to lecture at the 2017 RPIC Real Property National Workshop. My presentation was similar to one I will do for my own community in Victoria, BC this coming March. It was … [Read more...] about A Capital Lesson on Collaboration
This question remains a global one and a focal point for all cities and all levels of government, and reaches the deepest roots of our neighbourhoods. It seems to drive many conversations among … [Read more...] about What Makes our Communities Safe?
In part I of our blog feature from last week I presented the contrast between the corporate world and smaller communities such as Rocky Mountain House, where I recently spoke to about 50 local … [Read more...] about Crime Prevention and Capitalism: What’s the Rub? Part II
We live in a world that often believes that bigger is better - more profit and income - larger homes and communities. That list is BIG and it seems to be growing all the time.This past week I found … [Read more...] about Crime Prevention and Capitalism: What’s the rub? Part I
by Dianna BennettCommunity Engagement using Peacemaking Circles is not a novel concept, us European types are just slow learners. Circles have been used over the millennia by many first nations around … [Read more...] about Peacemaking Circles – Part II
by Dianna BennettWhat are Peacemaking Circles you ask? They are a restorative practice used in Restorative Justice, along with having a few other pretty amazing applications…so stay tuned. … [Read more...] about Peacemaking Circles
With 2016 well underway I'm reminded of how much work we still have ahead of us. While there is no question we are making some great progress - many municipalities continue to struggle with issues … [Read more...] about More Prevention less Police