About REACH

Established in 2010REACH is Edmonton's Council for Safe Communities.

Our Mandate

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

Our Vision

A city in which every Edmontonian contributes to a community where everyone is safe and feels safe.

Our Mission

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

  1. Possibility: We believe we can make Edmonton a city where all citizens feel safe.
  2. Prevention: We believe that coordinated efforts and sustained investments in prevention yield both the greatest efficiencies and the greatest social returns for citizens.
  3. Inclusion: We believe that all members of society have the right to equal access to the services they require, free of systemic barriers.
  4. Relationships: We believe that building relationships is the cornerstone of our work.
  5. Accountability: We believe in managing with openness and that ongoing evaluation is central to our success.