The Active Neighbourhoods project is a multi-year effort with a primary goal of increasing the use of active transportation within neighbourhoods. This means more people walking and cycling. This project is also interested in the development of greener environments – bringing more natural elements into the urban framework.
Safer Calgary Mandate
The Safer Calgary coalition is a broad alliance of individuals and groups representing a common interest of decreasing the potential for preventable harm and death in the city of Calgary.
We do this by:
- Gaining and maintaining a comprehensive understanding of the factors that contribute to or prevent harm and death. This understanding will be supported by careful measurement and monitoring of key processes and outcomes with regular reports of this evolving understanding being offered to the community at large.
- Recommending, initiating and reporting on coordinated activities that target gaps and opportunities uncovered in the evolving understanding of preventing harm in Calgary.
- Mobilizing institutions, organizations, local communities, neighbourhoods and individual families and citizens.
- Using expertise and understanding to build community and institutional capacity so that they are more resilient and more able to assist in the development of individual resilience.
- Ensuring the diverse array of individuals in our community are able to access the knowledge and skills to keep themselves, their families and their communities safe.
- Importing effective initiatives, knowledge and experience from outside the Calgary community for delivery in our city.
- Contributing to a safe global community by leading and participating in activities rooted in the national and international community.
Safer Calgary will always know:
- Where Calgary stands
- Where Calgary needs to go
- How to find the path to get there
Safer Calgary is concerned with upholding Calgary’s commitment to the safety and health of its own people and its place in the global community.
PROJECTS WE ARE PROUD OF
Worldwide, injuries and deaths resulting from transportation are the leading cause of preventable harm. Roads are one of the leading causes of preventable disease, injury and death in Calgary and around the world. One of the most remarkable aspects of this problem is that the solutions for preventing much of this tragedy are well understood. They just need to be implemented.
If you would like to work with Safer Calgary or just want to get in touch, we would love to hear from you!
This is a common way of recognizing a mistake. We say it a lot and sometimes we say things that are quite a bit stronger in these situations. We say it (and other things) a lot because we tend to make a lot of mistakes. Many of them are small but some of them can be catastrophic. The situations we find ourselves in largely dictate how serious a mistake might be. One of the places this is a really big issue is in traffic.Details
Safer Calgary has spent a lot of time over the last three years working with Dutch transportation and Land Use professors, consultants, and students. We apply their work to situations in Calgary relating to placemaking and transportation/mobility issues. Why do we nurture this connection? We do it for several reasons.Details
OUR WRITINGS AND REPORTS
The Safer Calgary Initiative commissioned a survey in January 2004 to determine concerns and needs of Calgarians regarding safety related issues. The survey results will be used to plan and develop strategies and initiatives to promote and increase safety in Calgary.Perceptions of Safety Survey
This annual report is one means to communicate with Calgarians on our activities. We hope it helps in your understanding of Safer Calgary and its role in helping to make Calgary a safer community. Every Calgarian has a vested interest and a role in this quest.Safer Calgary Annual Report
This is the first update of Safety in Numbers. Its purpose is to document changes in the overall level of safety that occurred between 2000 and 2003, including where safety improvements were made and areas that may warrant additional attention.Safety In Numbers Update
This is a baseline report that provides a snapshot of Calgary’s safety in the year 2000. It is the benchmark against which Safer Calgary plots the progress of the city.Safety In Numbers
This issue covers internet safety, poison and carbon monoxide safety, abuse and neglect of seniors, snow shoveling safety, and more.Safety in the Home
BEHIND THE SCENES
A TEAM OF BRIGHT PROFESSIONALS
Greg has a deep background in ergonomics and has been active in the Safe Communities movement in Calgary and around the world for the last nine years. He was recently elected as the Canadian representative to the Pan Pacific Network of Safe Communities Network.
Bob is a founding member of Safer Calgary and following a career in the Oil and Gas industry, he is one of the most respected and committed community activists in Calgary. He was recently awarded the Heart of Calgary award for his service to the community.
Carol is one of the founders of Safer Calgary and helped form the Safe Communities program in Canada. She is a very respected and experienced safety professional who has worked with cities and organizations throughout Canada and around the world.