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Community Safety Conversation

Downtown Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (N.E.T.) seeks to collaborate with Boyle Street.

Left to right: Crystal Woloshyn (Youth Liasion); Alec Stratford (Social Worker); Cst. Ryan May. Supplied

Hey Boyle Street! The Downtown Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (N.E.T) is working in your area and we are really excited to start collaborating with you. In fact, we are so excited that we would like to invite you to join us for a Community Safety Conversation on March 19 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Boyle Street Plaza.

N.E.T is a partnership between the City of Edmonton, the Edmonton Police Service, The Family Centre, and the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. Our team is made up of a Social Worker, a Constable, and a Youth Liaison with The Family Centre. Our program has played an integral role in community crime prevention in Edmonton for the past 20 years. Teams work with citizens, businesses, and organizations to build resilience to crime and safety issues.

The challenge that many communities face is how to connect to create safe inclusive communities when so many folks are overwhelmed with day-to-day stresses. N.E.T. believes that by sharing our stories and exploring our collective impact, we can build safer, fair, and welcoming places. We believe that when we value and look out for one another, care for our environment and act as committed citizens then we achieve a safer, healthier community. We hope to join your community and explore these stories together.

We hope that you will join us on March 19 to share your story and perspective of safety issues in Boyle Street community and work.

Article submitted by the Downtown Neighbourhood Empowerment Team.

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