Citizens' Role in Safety
Community of Practice

Next meeting

Our next Community of Practice will be on January 26 2023, at 1 pm Eastern Time.

Upcoming Calls:

- 2023 Schedule coming soon. 


Topic: tbd. 

Join us for our initial community of practice call. This session will be exploring potential topics and understanding what is the role of citizens in assuring safety in neighbourhoods.

To learn more about this Community of Practice please reach out to Heather Keam


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 citizens and communities in providing safety and wellbeing; enhancing their practice; and, sharing their knowledge and insights across the field.


Goals of the Community of Practice

  • We will share our own experiences and draw upon the knowledge and expertise of a variety of thought-leaders in this field to enable us to deepen our understanding of this complex issue.  We will also identify and post useful resources and stories to illustrate promising practices.  Specifically, the members of this Community of Practice will: 

    • Explore challenges and successes related to engaging and empowering residents to provide the function of wellbeing and safety
    • Highlight promising practices from Community of Practice members and subject-matter experts from other jurisdictions via guest presentations 
    • Enable participants to explore and co-learn around challenges of growing community concern in a proactive and holistic way 
    • Ultimately invite members to work together to develop a set of recommendations for key stakeholders on how to maximize citizen participation 

Benefits of this Community of Practice

By joining this unique Community of Practice you will share your experiences and knowledge in free-flowing and creative ways with interested leaders from a diversity of sectors who share your interest in this topic.  

The conversations facilitated through these sessions with your peers, from across Canada and around the world, will enable you to uncover and learn about innovative approaches to this issue, share helpful resources, access new ideas and contribute to the transfer of best practices. 

Our Commitment 

  • Provide the technology to support this Community of Practice for individualswhose work involves safety and/or holds an interest in engaging citizens to ensure safety and wellbeing
  • Identify and connect those interested in this topic with peers from across the country and around the world and engage subject-matter experts to identify promising practices and useful resources 
  • Identify potential areas for research and development 
  • Facilitate mentorship amongst participants to build individual capability and offer a communication channel for peers to connect and provide one another with mutual support

Want more information?

Reach out to Heather Keam

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