The defining feature of a safe, equitable community is the ability of all of its citizens, regardless of gender, race, age, income, sexuality, language or ability to participate fully and freely in all of its environments.
When women’s ability to participate is limited, the entire community is affected.
We know that when we make communities safer for women, we make them safer for everyone.
Our areas of community development expertise include:
Collaboration, engagement and dialogue
Community-based research and consultation
Community coordination, capacity building and inclusion
Gender inclusive public spaces and public processes
Community safety assessments / Safer Community Strategies
Local government planning and policy development
Facilitation, training, mentoring
Community event organizing
For the past fifteen years Safer Futures has been conducting research and community action projects. We have created a body of knowledge about women’s safety and how to engage communities in working toward change.
Safer Futures is a multi-faceted community development and research program working regionally and around the province. They work extensively with local government to foster policy and practice for integrating community safety and social development into planning processes, and at the community level, to promote inclusion in community decision-making.