The United McCauley Crime Council has been active in our neighbourhood for approximately a year and a half. Our primary function in that time has been to provide a venue for conversation between the residents, the police, the City, and agencies at work here in McCauley.
In the last year, the group has been doing a little soul-searching about its purpose, wondering if there are clear objectives we can pursue together that will nurture a healthier dynamic in McCauley. Some of that soul-searching continues. But as we sort out our vision and identity, we decided it would be helpful to do a mapping project examining the McCauley neighbourhood from a number of angles. It is our hope in developing this resource, that we will be better able to target areas of concern, and advocate for creative solutions.
The group currently meets on the third Monday of every month from 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Over the course of the next year, the major part of its energy will go to complete this mapping resource. To help us accomplish this significant project, we have posted a Community Research position (see Job Description) to start beginning of March. We are excited at the opportunity to learn together, and hope that this project will be a useful catalyst enabling us to confront specific challenges faced by all of us who live and work here in McCauley.
If you are interested in joining this group or participating in this mapping project, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Van Boom is a McCauley resident and Chair of the United McCauley Crime Council.