Community's Role in Community Safety
Community of Practice


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Our Next Meeting is on: Thursday, January 26 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

The topic of our next discussion is: What is Community Safety


In our first 2023 session, we will start with What is Community Safety? We will explore what is the
community's perception of crime and safety. We will dive into the concept of community safety,
its definitions, and inputs and learn about the shared outcomes.


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October 18, 2022

Exploring Regional Community Safety and Well-Being Plans


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Our Community of Practice at a Glance

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This Community of Practice (CoP) is made up of a group of peers committed to sharing and learning from one another to accelerate their collective understanding of the role of residents and communities in providing safety and well-being; enhancing their practice; and, sharing their knowledge and insights across the field.

By joining this community of practice you will explore challenges and successes related to engaging and empowering residents to provide the function of well-being and safety and work together with practitioners across Canada and beyond to eventually develop a set of recommendations for key stakeholders on how to maximize citizen participation.


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Meet Your Community of Practice Facilitator


Astrid Arumae


Astrid joined Tamarack to work with the Deepening Community team to support communities to build and develop neighbourhood strategies. She is passionate about community-building, climate action, social innovation and entrepreneurship.

Astrid believes that community, connection and a sense of belonging are essential to us as human beings, all of which contribute to our well-being and help us thrive. She is driven by social equity and is inspired by people who work to help shift systems and better the lives of those around them. Astrid is certain that when we lead with care and trust, we cultivate an environment where everyone is welcome to let their light shine.

Prior to joining Tamarack, Astrid was the founding Executive Director of Covid-19 Help Hub, a non-profit that she launched in response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Outremont, Montreal, with a vision to build healthy and resilient communities engaged in helping one another. She mobilized over 100 volunteers from the community to help seniors and anybody sick or unable to go out to get groceries. From 2020 to 2022, the organization developed other programs and projects covering mental health, community building, seniors’ tech capacity building, a social innovation startup Marché Commun – a zero-emissions food delivery platform with a more equitable business model – and finally Climate Cell, a project for citizen-led climate action in Outremont.

Astrid lives in Outremont (Montreal), Quebec and enjoys reading, music, skiing on the Mount Royal, growing and cooking food, and is a regular at all the best coffee shops in Montreal’s Mile End.


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