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Investing In a Safer City

The Edmonton Police Foundation facilitates and supports programs that aim to make our city safer and assist our Edmonton Police Service in their continuous strive for excellence.

Community Programs

By connecting community with police, and police with community, our programs foster partnerships and create opportunities for public and police to work together for safer communities.

Edmonton Police Foundation Programs

Community In ActionA safer city through positive relationship building.
Police work closely with schools, health and social services and neighborhoods to solve and prevent crime. Donations to the Community in Action Program support community engagement activities designed to greatly increase positive interactions between our police and the communities they serve, while simultaneously strengthening EPS’ crime-fighting capabilities.

Police and Youth Engagement Program
A week-long summer program that gives youth and police officers a unique chance to communicate one-on-one, build positive relationships and learn from each other. The program aims to bring police and youth together, remove misconceptions on both sides, build trust, and create a safe and comfortable environment in which dialogue can occur. It is focused on equipping youth with the tools and skills to become leaders in their own communities.

Oskayak Police Academy
Two-week long summer program that offers Indigenous youth and EPS and community members a chance to build connections in a safe environment and to learn and grow with each other; ultimately, making our community stronger

Holiday Heroes
Various EPS units and teams receive funds to adopt families in need for the Holidays. They provide Christmas wish items for the whole family, as well as groceries.

Beeping Eggs Project
The EPS Bomb Unit builds large beeping eggs so that blind and visually impaired children can participate in an Easter egg hunt.

DIVERSIONfirst
Connects youth who have committed their first non-violent, criminal occurrence to community and family supports, to help them build a foundation for a positive future away from crime. It’s a police-led program, which allows the Edmonton Police Service to offer the youth and their supports a restorative justice approach, instead of a criminal charge. This program is a partnership between the EPS, YMCA of Northern Alberta and Boys and Girls Club Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs).

EPS Canine Unit
Support the purchase of police service dogs, training and equipment to help keep our EPS a top-dog for canine policing in Canada.
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Accelerators

We need to design smarter, more effective and forward-thinking solutions to community problems that will make significant progress and deliver meaningful outcomes. This means doing things differently, engaging the right partners, and infusing innovation and technology into the fabric of what we do.

The CSA is an innovative accelerator platform for problem-solving and opportunity seeking approaches that leverages skills, data, knowledge and expertise from multiple sources, agencies and individuals to work collectively to generate solutions to challenges that have been collectively identified by the community, social agencies, healthcare and law-enforcement. Solutions will come in the form of new evidence and understandings via data integration and analysis, and/or via the adoption of new technologies that solve community/social problems.

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In Sept 2021, the Edmonton Police Foundation partnered with Alchemist to launch a new social impact accelerator named the Community Safety and Wellness Accelerator. This new offering combines entrepreneurship, data, AI/ML, community agencies, domain expertise, first customers, funding, mentorship, a proven accelerator program and much more to deliver scalable solutions to help address our community’s most challenging opportunities.

CSW Accelerator Website

Be a Part Of The Solution

Together, we can advance excellence and transform community policing in ways that will have a direct and positive and measurable impact on the safety and quality of life of people who live, work and play in the Edmonton community.

If you have ideas for community engagement, or would like to find out more information about any of our programs please contact us.

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