Beyond the Porch

Posted on: August 15th, 2016 By: Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

Earlier this year Friends of Crime Prevention hosted Porch Chats, a series of engaging community conversations about complex topics. Each week we gathered on the porch of the Governor’s House where community leaders led us through conversations about local Truth & Reconciliation processes, Racism & Islamophobia, and Sexual Assault & Consent. Thanks to everyone who […]

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Join us for June Porch Chats

Posted on: June 1st, 2016 By: Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

Community Conversations With Local People Who Are Creating Change Waterloo Region – The Friends of Crime Prevention network is hosting a Porch Chat series –   community conversations facilitated by community partners – on the porch of the Governor’s House (73 Queen St. N.) on Thursday evenings in June from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.  Meet on […]

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Welcome new WRCPC staff: David Siladi

Posted on: May 16th, 2016 By: Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

Introducing David Siladi, Knowledge Exchange and Research Coordinator David Siladi is returning to the Region of Waterloo in a part-time role with the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council as Knowledge Exchange and Research Coordinator. From 2008 to 2013, David worked as a public health planner with the Healthy Living, Planning and Promotion as well as Infectious […]

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Welcome new WRCPC staff: Sarah Anderson

Posted on: April 11th, 2016 By: Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

Introducing … Sarah Anderson, Community Engagement Coordinator Sarah has worked for many years at The Working Centre, responding to the needs of immigrants, youth, and older workers. Her love for stories has led her to help organize local Jane’s Walks, and write a thesis on immigrants’ water memories. She is curious about community art practices and […]

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10 Things I Learned about Truth and Reconciliation

Posted on: February 28th, 2016 By: Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

I attended the Truth & Reconciliation Forum hosted by White Owl Native Ancestry Association (WONAA), to learn about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recommendations. There was a wealth of pre-session information shared each week prior to the event, allowing participants to understand more about the history and issues. I must admit, most of this was […]

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Smart on Crime: Making the connection between community safety and community vitality in Waterloo Region

Posted on: February 4th, 2016 By: Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

Our new strategic plan – Smart on Crime 2015-2018 – is now available!   In 2015 we consulted with nearly 1,500 people in Waterloo Region, including the Friends of Crime Prevention, through telephone and online surveys and focus groups to help us navigate our road ahead. Thanks to all of you who participated. What we […]

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Human Library ‘Books’ to Check Out at Friends of Crime Prevention

Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 By: Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

As we put the finishing touches on the Friends of Crime Prevention Human Library event, we wanted to share some of the human ‘books’ and ‘library subjects’ you will find that day! Such a rich diversity of experience, knowledge and community change! You will have to use your time wisely to visit even three of […]

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Friends of Crime Prevention Human Library: The Root Causes of Crime Edition

Posted on: October 31st, 2015 By: Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

If you had the chance…. What questions would you ask from long time community leaders and pioneers in the field of crime prevention in Waterloo Region? Don’t miss your opportunity with the Friends of Crime Prevention Root Causes of Crime Human Library! Friday November 13, 2015 School of Social Work, Lyle Hallman Building 120 Duke […]

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From one who knows: Reflection on Prevention, Prisons & Popcorn with Howard Sapers

Posted on: September 16th, 2015 By: Juanita Metzger

One of the most anticipated highlights of our year happened last week. In case you happened to  miss it (?!) – although, I’m not sure how you could – Howard Sapers was in town. Yes, THE Howard Sapers. Federal Correctional Investigator for Canada and ombudsman for federally sentenced offenders. We partnered with Kitchener Public Library as […]

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OCT 22: Justice Dinner

Posted on: September 1st, 2015 By: Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council

  Join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council as we take a trip back to the future! Our Justice Dinner will be held October 22 at 5:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza, Kitchener. Six inspiring community champions will share how they achieved a shared community vision for crime […]

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