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Together For Safer Canadian Communities

The CANADIAN MUNICIPAL NETWORK ON CRIME PREVENTION (CMNCP) is a community of practice created to build capacity and mobilize Canadian municipalities to prevent and reduce crime and foster community safety and well-being. CMNCP aims to increase investment in effective, evidence-based, and collaborative crime prevention strategies in municipalities.

MEMBERS represent urban, rural, and Indigenous communities across Canada to build capacity, prevent and reduce violence and crime, and foster community safety and well-being (CSWB) through training, research, knowledge exchange, and expertise.

Members collaborate to identify ways to foster financial and practical support from different orders of of government along with a wide range of sectors providing services across Canadian municipalities.

The VISION of CMNCP is safe, healthy, and inclusive Canadian communities that are free from crime and violence. CMNCP fosters community safety and well-being through strategies that go beyond reactive policing and the criminal justice system. These include prevention measures that can address the root causes of crime through innovative action in sectors such as education, housing, social and youth services, and healthcare. These efforts require stakeholder mobilization, public engagement, and collaborative strategies guided by evidence, planning, and evaluation of results along with strong leadership, adequate funding, and support from the police and criminal justice system.

CMNCP members at 2016 national conference in Kitchener, Ontario.

Video: Introduction to Crime Prevention