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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 on ways to foster financial and practical support from different sectors providing services to citizens living in municipalities as well as other orders of government.

The VISION of CMNCP is safe, healthy, and inclusive Canadian communities free from crime and violence. CMNCP also fosters community safety and well-being through strategies that go beyond the established reactive police and criminal justice activities. These include the full range of preventive measures that can tackle the causes of crime through stronger actions and innovations in sectors such as schools, housing, social and youth services, health and preventative policing.  This requires the mobilization of stakeholders in these sectors, greater public engagement, and strategies based on collaboration, evidence, planning, and evaluation of results.  It is dependent on leadership, adequate funding and active support from the established police and criminal justice sectors.

CMNCP members at 2016 national conference in Kitchener, Ontario.

Introduction to crime prevention video