ICPC was delighted to meet with Ms. Caroline Bourgeois, Mayor of the Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles borough, who is in charge of public safety and the East End of Montreal, and Ms. Julie Demers, who is responsible for supporting elected officials, to discuss urban safety issues and prospects for collaboration within the City of Montreal.
As part of Crime Prevention Week, held from November 1 to 7, 2020, the Réseau d'échange et de soutien aux actions locales (RÉSAL), of which ICPC is a member, offered a webinar on November 5 on the place of youth in the city, and how sports, arts and recreation can play a protective role in the prevention of crime,
The RESAL provided a space for discussion to highlight different sports, arts and recreational projects that have a positive impact on the lives of young Montrealers, by inviting three panelists to answer the following questions:
- What led you to define your project to meet the needs of youth and what needs does it meet?
- How has this project created a space for youth in the city?
- What success factors were observed in terms of harmonious sharing in the public space?
The invited panelists were Elizabeth-Ann Doyle, Executive and Artistic Director, MU, Ernest Jr. Edmond, Founder, Les Ballons Intensifs, and Claude Majeau, Co-creator of the collective work "J'suis pas juste ...".
To learn more about their projects, please visit the following page: https://www.resal-mtl.com/colloque-2021
The ICPC is happy to have participated as a panelist at the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention's annual conference "The Future of Crime Prevention and Community Safety - Innovation, Diversity, and Multisectoral Approaches", a network that builds capacity and mobilizes Canadian municipalities to prevent and reduce crime and foster community safety and well-being.
This event, held on October 8, 2020, brought together more than 200 participants from across Canada, working specifically at the local and municipal levels in the area of crime and violence prevention and public safety. The themes discussed included youth violence prevention, the future of crime prevention and the impact of current events (COVID, the movement against police brutality, Black Lives Matter, movements against systemic racism, etc.).
Thank you for the invitation!
To learn more about ICPC's seminars and international meetings, we invite you to consult this page.