About

REACH is Edmonton's Council for Safe Communities. We are a backbone, community-based organization working to mobilize and coordinate organizations, community groups and Edmontonians to find innovative solutions to community safety and prevention.

Our Story

As a backbone organization REACH provides overall strategic direction with stakeholders, facilitates dialogue between partners, manages data collection and analysis, handles communications, coordinates community outreach, and mobilizes funding.

REACH has collective impact. We foster social change; a new way of thinking about and working to solve complex social issues to ensure our communities are safer.

Training

Our training is accessible and provides knowledgeable, practical solutions for frontline workers, supervisors, law enforcement, social workers and others regarding best practices for working with vulnerable people and diverse populations.

Inter-Cultural Competency Training

Trauma Informed Training

Working with Indigenous Clients

Hard Target

Gang Awareness

Conferences

Initiatives

In addition to implementing the nine REACH Report recommendations, REACH partners with organizations, businesses, community groups and individual Edmontonians to initiate or support innovative and effective programs that address the root causes of crime.

24 7 Service for Vulnerable People

Schools as Community Hubs (SACH)

WrapED (Wraparound Edmonton)

REACH Aboriginal Leadership Circle (RALC)

REACH Immigrant and Refugee Initiative (RIRI)

Edmonton Stop Marijuana Grow Ops Coalition (ESMGOC)

The Sexual Exploitation Working Group (SEWG)

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Reach News

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24-7 Crisis Diversion continues consultation with community

After an unexpected increase in funding from the City of Edmonton in December, the 24/7 Crisis Diversion partnership is connecting with communities to discover gaps in services that could be addressed by an expansion. The first 24/7 Crisis Diversion enhancement to Whyte Avenue meeting was held Jan. 21, with REACH Edmonton bringing together more than 20 community service representatives to discuss the challenges facing the area.

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Facilitator brings the Indigenous experience to life with a blanket

Michelle Nieviadomy describes the sessions she facilitates as the most interactive history classes around. Using blankets to represent the land, Nieviadomy gets participants to act out Canada’s history, to explain the historical experience of Indigenous peoples.

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Historic Trauma training informs police practices

Since 2013, Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson has been facilitating historic trauma training for REACH Edmonton and is now providing an adapted version of that training for the Edmonton Police Service (EPS).

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Sex-trade survivor speaks out to dispel myths

Sex-trade survivor and author, Rachel Moran of Dublin, Ireland, spoke at a public Lunch and Learn event Dec. 7.

Events

Stories of Survival Workshop

Place: Salon A, Holiday Inn Express Downtown

Pre-migration Context & the Influence of PTSD in Working with Newcomers Workshop

Place: Green & Gold Room (Multipurpose Room 6), Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Historic Trauma & Aboriginal Client Services Workshop

Place: Room 205 & 206, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Collaborating Efforts to Change Conference

Place: Santa Maria Goretti Centre

Working with Immigrant & Refugee Communities Workshop

Place: Green & Gold Room (Multipurpose Room 6), Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Pre-migration Context & the Influence of PTSD in Working with Youth and Children Workshop

Place: Green & Gold Room (Multipurpose Room 6), Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

High Risk Youth Conference

Place: Robbins Health Learning Centre, MacEwan University

REACH Edmonton AGM & Showcase Celebration

Place: Central Lions Seniors Recreation Centre

Historic Trauma & Aboriginal Client Services Workshop

Place: Green & Gold Room (Multipurpose Room 6), Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Pre-migration Context & the Influence of PTSD in Working with Newcomers Workshop

Place: Green & Gold Room (Multipurpose Room 6), Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Stories of Survival Workshop

Place: Green & Gold Room (Multipurpose Room 6), Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Historic Trauma & Aboriginal Client Services Workshop

Place: Green & Gold Room (Multipurpose Room 6), Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Working with Immigrant & Refugee Communities Workshop

Place: Green & Gold Room (Multipurpose Room 6), Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Contact

Contact Info

  • Suite 901, Baker Centre, 10025 - 106 St., Edmonton, AB T5J 1G4
  • 780.498.1231
  • fax: 780.498.1266
  • info@reachedmonton.ca
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.