Building Safe Communities


Building Safe Communities (BSC) uses a community development approach to working with community associations and identified partners to provide Calgarians with the tools and resources to support resident-led strategies on crime prevention and safety. Through our partnership with community associations, we aim to not only impact crime and safety but also increased resident engagement!

The BSC program has 3 areas of focus for 2017-2018:

1. Building Safe Communities – Guide

Beginning in Fall of 2017, Building Safe Communities will be offered in a new format. This format will consist of 24 quick and easy cue cards that are formulated to engage on any component of Building Safe Communities. The guide is separated into three parts: issues, solutions and action plan. The guide will present information on how to gather the safety issues in your community, find solutions and create an action  plan toward a safer community.

The Building Safe Communities guide focuses on three main principles: building relationships, safety and crime prevention and resident-led engagement.

The outcome for participants who attend the Building Safe Communities workshop will learn key strategies on how to engage their residents on various crime prevention topics; engaging for involvement, identifying hotspots, ways to mobilize residents and community partners. Community visioning and tips on how to facilitate your own Building Safe Communities.



Workshop Details – participants must take either the full three-hour session or one of the part one and part two week night session options.



Click here for past BSC Community updates.

2. Virtual Resource Centre

The Virtual Resource Centre on crime prevention and safety provides tools and resources to individuals and community groups, including crime prevention tip sheets, community engagement resources and more!  Tools and resources are continually developed so check back regularly. Over 100 resources are available already!

Click here to visit the Virtual Resource Centre.

3. BSC Videos






Contact Us:

Tyson Bankert
Building Safe Communities Coordinator
(403) 244-4111 ext. 225


Last Modified: March 19, 2018