Our current initiative is made possible through a generous contribution from the Civil Forfeiture Office in partnership with the Victims Services and Crime Prevention Division of the Ministry of Justice.
We have developed a Community Safety Toolkit which includes 14 resources to educate Aboriginal Community members and service providers about the potential dangers along the Highway of Tears corridor. The material covered in the toolkits promotes safety and increase education and awareness in many areas, including: violence against women, personal safety, addiction, community violence as well as specific resources targeted at empowering men to stand up against violence. The toolkit also contains Aboriginal specific resources that address the unique needs of youth living in northern areas. Community Safety training has already occurred in Prince Rupert, Prince George, Burns Lake and Smithers and will continue in Williams Lake and Terrace.
A picture of all of the resources included in the Community Safety Toolkit.
For registration information please check back at a later date.
For a complete list of the resources and links to their individual websites please click here .
We have been working on a media campaign, with this website being the most important piece. This website’s purpose is to educate the general public about the initiative, give access to our toolkit resources and provide updates on this important work. We are always participating in media events and will continue to attend and to hold awareness and memorial vigils, walks and ceremonies and develop new initiatives to promote safety with hopes that no new names will be added to the list of victims.