Related Website Links
- Looking for interactive Fire Safety activities for children? The Calgary Fire Department recommends heck out Sparky the Fire Dog.
- What do you think about crosswalk flags? Learn more with this October 2014 Metro News article here. Consider having willing volunteers to care for, maintain and place the crosswalk flags indoors at night. This pedestrian safety idea may work best as a program run through a Community Association or school at peak times.
- Read this New Scoop article that features BSC community's projects and ideas.
- Check out this article on graffiti prevention with the Calgary Police from May 29th 2014: "Police try to stop graffiti with youth intervention program"
- Does your community have trouble with speeding traffic? Have a look at what Rocky Ridge Royal Oak Community Association is planning on doing in their community: "Community Wants Pace Cars to Slow Traffic"
- Calgary CDLI (Community Development Learning Initiative) has launched their website! Click here to check it out!
- Register for the Calgary Police Service program the Hub. In support of community engagement efforts, The Calgary Police Service is offering The Hub Messaging System, a community automated notification system that delivers vital information to residents and business owners within the City of Calgary. Residents and business owners within the city of Calgary who wish to enroll in The Hub Messaging System are able to register by completing an online form or at their local police district office. For more information, view the Calgary Police website here.
- Have you seen a piano in downtown Calgary on Stephen Avenue lately? Learn more about this fun community engagement and crime prevention technique: "Stephen Avenue Street Pianos Dueling Crime and Making FUN"
- Do you know about Jane Jacobs urban observation of "eyes on the street"? Learn more about what that could mean by viewing this article: "A New Way of Understanding "Eyes on the Street".
- Learn about beautiful art taking over vandalism on a street corner in Brooklyn. "A Graffiti Love Letter to Brooklyn".
- Check out this article on different examples to make your neighbourhood safer, greener and more fun: 16 Ways to Make Your Neighbourhood Safer, Greener and More Fun
- What do you think about transit safety? For one perspective, view this article about whether or not criminals use transit to gain access to new neighbourhoods: The Myth of the Commuting Criminal
- Calgary Herald article from June 5th 2013 about Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN). The SCAN legislation is intended to empower residents to take back their neighbourhoods by reporting problem residences or businesses that are habitually used for illegal activities. Read more about how SCAN bounced back from being on the budget cutting chopping block: SCAN
- Cybertip.ca’s mandate is to protect children from online sexual exploitation. Check it out at www.cybertip.ca
- The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a charitable organization dedicated to the personal safety of all children. Their goal is to reduce child victimization by providing programs and services to Canadians. Visit them here www.protectchildren.ca
- The Canadian Anti Fraud Centre (CAFC) is the central fraud repository in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on fraud schemes, referred to as mass marketing fraud, that target mass victims. Complaints are received from Canadian consumers and / or victims and others where there is a connection to Canada. Check them out here www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca
- The Calgary Police Service website offers support and information for victims of crime. Check out their services here www.calgary.ca/CPS
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