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.
The conference was held on November 3, 2016 at the Living Arts Centre.
With Keynote Address by Leo Barbe, Founder of Think, Don’t Shoot and Morning Address by Julie Lalonde, Campaign Manager, DRAW-the-Line. Breakout Speakers included: Jessica Noble & Cyril Codwell, YouthREX; Constable Christopher French & Constable Joy Brown, Peel Regional Police; Constable Gregory O’Connor, Peel Regional Police; Anita Roodal & Julie McCarthy, Associated Youth Services of Peel; Karen Grant-Cater, Our Place Peel and Francisco Rico, FCJ Refugee Centre.
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 accepting nominations for the 2017 Hero Awards, and they will be honoured at our annual Crime Prevention Conference in late 2017.
- 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.