Safe Communities Celebration 2013
May 18, 2013 - September 21, 2013
Each year the Ministry of Justice, Crime Prevention and Victim Services Division, in partnership with the Provincial Safe Communities Working Group, encourage all community members to participate in a province-wide celebration to celebrate their Safe Community. Celebrating their Safe Community with an event provides an opportunity for communities throughout British Columbia to promote, support and celebrate local efforts to prevent crime and violence and keep their neighbourhoods safe. Your event should take place between May 18, 2013 and Sep. 21, 2013. Remember to involve your Police department, local businesses, community organizations, neighbours, or service agencies as partners in planning and hosting your event.
This year, once again, the Block Watch Society of BC, a partner in the Provincial Safe Communities Working Group, is proud to sponsor and support this initiative. The Society encourages you to participate in an event, whether or not you are in an active Block Watch. The Justice Ministry has made available funding for grants of $50 in support of the Safe Community Day celebration. A Grant application form and an Evaluation form are located below. You will be advised if your event will qualify for a grant. To receive your Grant payment, please submit your Evaluation form promptly after your event. Please remember, no cheques will be mailed until the Evaluation form has been received by the Society. If for any reason you cannot commit to the dates indicated Block Watch must be notified in advance for approval.
We all want to live, work and play in safe communities. By joining together and being part of initiatives like this, we can make this happen.
On behalf of the Block Watch Society of BC, and the other partners of the Provincial Safe Communities Working Group, thank you for celebrating Safe Communities Day in your community.
Block Watch Society of BC
Safe Communities Working Group:
Ministry of Justice
Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch
Download a copy of Event Evaluation Form
Download a copy Grant Application
Download Tips for your event