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.


Our training is accessible and provides knowledgeable, practical solutions for front-line 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



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

All in for Youth

WrapED (Wraparound Edmonton)

REACH Immigrant and Refugee Initiative (RIRI)

Neighbourhood Initiative

Past Initiatives

Reach News

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REACH showcases volunteer program at national conference

Implement. Engage. Retain. These are the three core elements of a successful volunteer program.

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Partners gather to discuss challenges, successes of Syrian summer camps

About 30 stakeholders attended a report back event on April 27 to look at the lessons learned from expanding summer programming for Syrian refugees in 2016. The event included partners who accessed $250,000 from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and aimed to inform continuous improvement while exploring what difference the programs made in the lives of refugee families.

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OST Conference expands to provide training to more front-line workers

As the school year comes to an end, front-line staff involved in offering summer programming will gather for training opportunities at the sixth annual Out of School Time (OST) Conference, June 23.

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Immigrant stories are Edmonton’s stories

With issues affecting immigrants and refugees making headlines over the past 18 months, REACH is focusing on these issues through a local lens at the 2017 Annual General Meeting and Showcase Celebration.


Understanding & Transcending the Transmission of Historical Trauma in Indigenous Families

Place: Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, 11000 Stadium Rd.

Understanding Pre-migration Context & Supporting Newcomer Families with Trauma Workshop

Place: Multipurpose Room 6, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre

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

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 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.