At a recent event to launch the Friends of Crime Prevention network, we were so fortunate to have Alan Quarry, of Quarry Communications, as our guest. Since we're all about positive social change, we asked Alan to wax poetic on the power of networks, like Friends of Crime Prevention, to advance social change. Anyone looking for tips on the latest tools, apps and gadgets to use might have been disappointed by Alan's talk...
Authors: The Centre for Social Innovation & Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation
Here at the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, we recently hosted our annual working retreat on Friday April 1st. Our theme? "Thinking, acting and changing like a movement". And did we ever!
While we work to intentionally create the ‘smart’ work outlined in this community plan, Smart on Crime in Waterloo Region will take a development approach to evaluating the work and activities. We recognize that issues change, problems and challenges are reshaped and evolve over time and new approaches are researched and tested to find the best, evidence-based way forward.
In December 2008, Council approved a broad community consultation approach to gather feedback from Council members, its partners and affiliated organizations and the general public regarding CPC’s work, how we might do its work better or differently and how we might get there. The consultation process took place over 5 months in late 2009 and early 2010. We engaged participants through an online survey and focus groups.