Established in 2010, REACH is Edmonton's Council for Safe Communities.
REACH has a mandate, in one generation, to:
- Significantly reduce crime rates in Edmonton
- Increase citizens' sense of safety
- Engage the citizens of Edmonton in crime prevention activities
A city in which every Edmontonian contributes to a community where everyone is safe and feels safe.
To inspire citizen engagement and coordinated agency action to strengthen and sustain community safety in Edmonton.
Who We Are
REACH is a backbone, community-based organization working to mobilize and coordinate organizations, community groups and Edmontonians to find innovative solutions to prevention and community safety.
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
- Mobilizes funding
How We Work
REACH conducts its work through community involvement, stakeholder engagement and inter-agency collaboration. We aim to:
- Heighten the efficiency of current social programs and funding streams to better integrate programs
- Find and fill any service gaps in the current system
- Engage citizens in developing solutions
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 Core Values
- Possibility: We believe we can make Edmonton a city where all citizens feel safe.
- Prevention: We believe that coordinated efforts and sustained investments in prevention yield both the greatest efficiencies and the greatest social returns for citizens.
- Inclusion: We believe that all members of society have the right to equal access to the services they require, free of systemic barriers.
- Relationships: We believe that building relationships is the cornerstone of our work.
- Accountability: We believe in managing with openness and that ongoing evaluation is central to our success.