CMNCP engages in a number of activities to foster its community of practice among its members to prevent and reduce crime and foster community safety and well-being. These are designed to build capacity and mobilize Canadian municipalities and so increase investment in effective, evidence based and collaborative prevention strategies in municipalities.

The activities are focused on coordinating stronger actions and innovations in sectors such as schools, housing, social and youth services, health and preventive policing. This requires the mobilization of stakeholders in these sectors, greater public engagement and strategies based on collaboration, evidence, diagnosis of problems, planning and evaluation of results. It is dependent on leadership, adequate funding and active support from the established police and criminal justice sectors.