Safety Summit Committee

The Safety Summit Committee includes representatives from the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton Transit, Ogaden Somali Community of Alberta Residents (OSCAR) and REACH Edmonton, as well as representation from Somali and Indigenous groups.

The main role of the group is to stage an annual safety summit and develop actions to enhance safety and address issues. The first Safety Summit was held on June 29, 2016 and included 75 agencies and businesses. This Summit revealed four key issues to be addressed:

  • Business safety
  • Child and youth safety
  • Social issues and safety
  • Research

The Safety Summit Committee focuses on a geographic area that includes the following communities: Boyle McCauley, Alberta Avenue, Parkdale, Delton, Elmwood Park and Eastwood.

Statement from Safety Summit Committee
Re: Sept. 30, 2017 attack in Edmonton

October 2, 2017

Edmonton is a resilient city and we will move forward after the events of September 30 together.

We send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those affected and their families.

We know that the actions of a single person do not define an entire city. We know that our diversity is our strength.

Edmonton is a safe city.

We have spent years nurturing strong partnerships between the Edmonton Police Service and community groups. We will continue to work together collaboratively to address the root causes of violence and build a safer city for everyone.

Edmonton is a strong city and we will not let this incident divide us.

We are one Edmonton and we are stronger together.