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

Trauma Informed Edmonton

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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Minister Sohi meets with teen girls affected by Syrian conflict

A group of immigrant teen girls affected by the conflict in Syria met with Hon. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on December 10, as the YWCA Edmonton wrapped up the first session of Banat al Balad, a leadership program tailored to immigrant and refugee girls.

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You can help keep Edmontonians safe

When you see someone in distress, you can help before police or emergency services are needed by calling 211 and pressing 3 for the 24/7 Crisis Diversion Team.

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RIRI cultural navigator receives Inspiration Award

REACH Edmonton congratulates Corey Wyness, a Cultural Navigator with the REACH Immigrant and Refugee Initiative (RIRI), on receiving an Inspiration Award from the Government of Alberta. The award honours Albertans for their work in the areas of the prevention of family violence, sexual assault, child abuse and bullying.

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Frontline workers learn about the building blocks of a child’s brain

Nearly 200 frontline workers attended a workshop at MacEwan University Nov. 2 that aimed to expand their understanding of how brains work, develop and respond to trauma – particularly the brains of children and youth.

Events

EFVC Lunch & Learn: Family Violence Prevention

Place: United Way of Edmonton, 15132 Stony Plain Rd.

Translating Trauma Informed Principles Into Practice Workshop

Place: Suite 101, Early Childhood Development Support Services, 13025 St. Albert Trail NW

Historic Trauma & Aboriginal Client Services Workshop

Place: Multipurpose Room 6, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Historic Trauma & Aboriginal Client Services Workshop

Place: Multipurpose Room 6, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Effective Intercultural Practice Workshop

Place: Multipurpose Room 6, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Stories of Survival Workshop

Place: Multipurpose Room 6, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

A Self-Care Starter Kit: An Essential Survival Tool for Helping Professionals Workshop

Place: Multipurpose Room 6, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Historic Trauma & Aboriginal Client Services Workshop

Place: Multipurpose Room 6, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Stories of Survival Workshop

Place: Multipurpose Room 6, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

A Self-Care Starter Kit: An Essential Survival Tool for Helping Professionals Workshop

Place: Multipurpose Room 6, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

Effective Intercultural Practice Workshop

Place: 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.