12 Community Safety Initiative (12CSI) is a local crime prevention collaborative that fosters community action on the issue of crime prevention by providing support, facilitation and advocacy. It operates in the communities of District 4 of the Calgary Police Service which are Abbeydale, Albert Park/Radisson Heights, Applewood Park, Calgary Marlborough, Crossroads (Mayland & Vista Heights), Dover, Erin Woods, Forest Heights, Forest Lawn, Marlborough Park, Penbrooke Meadows and Southview. Together, we work toward creating safer neighbourhoods using the actions of our Teams - Youth, Communications, Diversity, Community Action and Governance.
THE 12 COMMUNITIES
- ABBEYDALE - AB
Includes: Chateau Estates
- ALBERT PARK/RADISSON HEIGHTS - AR
- APPLEWOOD - AW
- CALGARY MARLBOROUGH - CM
- CROSSROADS - CR
Includes: Belfast, Mayland Heights, Vista Heights
- DOVER - DO
- ERIN WOODS - EW
- FOREST HEIGHTS - FH
- FOREST LAWN - FL
- MARLBOROUGH PARK - MP
- PENBROOKE MEADOWS - PM
Includes: Penbrooke Heritage Estates, Mountview
- SOUTHVIEW - SO
Our vision is communities that are vibrant, inclusive and free of crime.
We help educate and engage those who live, work and volunteer here. The following activities are just some of the projects and programs that are a result of over 50 organizations and 100 individuals working together as 12CSI.
- Community Action Team (CAT) Walks
- Focus on Safety Series
- Directory of Resources
- Safety and Crime Prevention Tip Sheets
- Indigenous Reads (Chapters & Chat)
- Safety Audits
- Community Connection Dinners
- Diversity Forums
- Stampede Breakfast
- Women's Safety Circle
- Clean-Up Campaigns
- Vandalism Abatement Project
- Calendar of Events
- Youth Confidence Building
- Mini Family Violence Conference
- Earth Day Strategies
- and even more.
Volunteers are always welcomed and needed to help with many of the above activities. 12CSI can be reached by email at email@example.com or visit us at www.12CSI.ca
2018 Alberta Community Justice Award Recipient
On June 1, 2018, 12 Community Safety Initiative was one of the recipients of an 2018 Alberta Community Justice Award presented by Alberta Justice and Solicitor General.
12 CSI was named in the category of "Community Collaboration", a category that fits us like a glove. After a decade of working within our 12 Communities on Crime Prevention initiatives including CAT walks, Focus of Safety education series, Women's Safety Circle, Indigenous Reads Book Club, Youth Anti-bullying events, 12 Community Connector magazine, and bringing together our 12 communities, we are proud of what we have done to date and this will put wind in our sails to build a grow on.
The ceremony was done first class for all 6 honoured recipients. The Deputy Minister Bryden gave out the awards at the McDougall Centre and our team at 12 CSI was in attendance. Led in to the room by a piper and CPS Honour Guard, our Executive Director, Larry Leach accepted the award on our behalf and proudly handed it over to the team, much like a captain of a Stanley Cup championship team. So many people had a hand in this award and we thank all of those great volunteers of the past, and our founder Alison Karim-McSwiney, we offer so much thanks for the vision that makes this organization tick today.