Please visit our website. It contains interactive exercises that invite input from all community members. One exercise asks you to identify your Priority Safety Concerns, and will take only 2-3 minutes to complete. Another allows you to define your Criteria for Safety by answering twelve basic questions. These inclusive and democratic elements allow all stakeholders to actively contribute on their own time, in their own space. The summaries of the results are living documents, to be updated as your answers come in. The community knowledge collected will help determine how to focus resources and will play a central role in the development of community-driven solutions to safety concerns.
Please like our Facebook page. Share your thoughts – and connect with others who share your interest in creating a safer and more vibrant McCauley.
The Year to Come
2019 promises to be a year of increased action. In response to priorities identified by community members, ideas under consideration include: engagements with EPS; community safety signage; positive street-level activities; community conversations around Supervised Consumption Services and Problem Properties; increased collective responses to garbage and stray needles; walkabouts; and dinners. Watch also for Resource Connect 2019 on February 8 – an annual event to connect McCauley service providers to one another and to the community at large. We look forward to prioritizing and mobilizing actions with you at our next Community Safety Meeting.
The best solutions to a community’s challenges come from within the community itself. Don’t hesitate to share your ideas with me directly. And please visit Safer McCauley online to have your say.
Mark Davis is the McCauley Community Convener with REACH Edmonton.