ABOUT THE CRIME PREVENTION CONFERENCE
Established in 2010, the Crime Prevention Conference is an annual event presented by Safe City Mississauga. The conference gathers together police, government officials, educators, social workers, crime prevention practitioners, and community organizations to discuss best practices for crime prevention, and to determine how to implement these practices to make our communities safer.
This year’s conference was held on October 12, 2017 at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
With Keynote Address by Nancy Worsfold, Executive Director, Crime Prevention Ottawa and and Morning Address by Professor Irvin Waller (University of Ottawa) and Felix Munger (Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention) on Crime Prevention. Breakout Speakers include: Suchira Banerjee and Roohina Gilani, Victim Services of Peel; Julie Crispo and Amy MacNeill-Falls, Peel Regional Police. Breakout Session Part 2: Creating Safe Schools and Communities – Peel District School Board, Mark Haarmann and Kelly Krug OR Mental Health and its Collision with Youth Suicide —Norma Nicholson, R.N and Author.
The Hero Awards, sponsored by Bell, acknowledge that not all heroes wear spandex or have secret identities. Often, those who make the biggest difference in our neighbourhoods are the people we see every day. Crime prevention is everyone’s responsibility.
We are currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Hero Awards, and they will be presented at our annual Crime Prevention Conference.
The 2018 Hero Nominations are due on July 27, 2018.
- The Individual Hero Award is given to an individual crime prevention champion who has offered a lifetime contribution and commitment to crime prevention in Mississauga.
- The Organization Hero Award acknowledges an outstanding local community service organization, civic organization, or service club that supports crime prevention initiatives through fundraising, through volunteering, or as ambassadors for the purpose of reducing or preventing crime, and improving the quality of life for students, communities, or seniors.
- The Bell Junior Hero Award is presented to an outstanding young person who is instrumental in finding ways to contribute to crime prevention amongst their peers or in their community.