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Designation Ceremony October 6th 2010

Thank you to Paul Kells, founder of Safe Communities Canada
who was here to sign our designation!


 October 6th 2010 Safe Communities Day in Canada!

Safe Saskatchewan Article

L>R Sgt. Gary Hodges -Assiniboia RCMP, Mr. Gord Moker -CEO Safe Saskatchewan,
Rev. Greg Dermody -Safe Assiniboia Chair, (Standing) Jill Zahariuk, -Safe Assiniboia Coalition Coordinator
Mr. Paul Kells -Safe Communities Canada Founder, Honourable Mr. Paul Topola -Mayor of Assiniboia

Students respond to Paul Kells speaking.

Outgoing Coordinator Jill Zahariuk is presented with a bouquet by
Coalition member Janet Cristo of FHHR Public Health

Paul Kells presents the Key To Safety to representatives from each school.

Assiniboia's Mayor Paul Topola signs the designation certificate.
It hangs in the Town Office with the Key To Safety

RCMP Sgt. Gary Hodges signs the designation certificate.
It hangs at the Assiniboia Detachment Office

Jill Zahariuk, Safe Assiniboia Coordinator signs the designation certificate.
It hangs at the Safe Assiniboia Office

Rev. Greg Dermody, Safe Assiniboia Coalition Chair signs the designation certificate.
It hangs at Assiniboia Alliance Church

Paul Kells, founder Safe Communities Canada signs the designation certificate.
It hangs at the Safe Communities Canada office in Toronto
alongside the other 58 designated Safe Communities of Canada.

Jill finds an immediate use for the key to safety!

A lunch with cake cutting was held with Safe Assiniboia Coalition members
and invited guests/dignitaries.



Designation Process

Working groups for the following areas
as determined at our priority setting exercise:

Substance Use / Self Harm

If you would like to be involved in one of the working groups
to address reducing injuries and harm in these areas
contact our coordinator. Tammy 306-640-8028 Email



We had one year to complete the candidate process with Safe Communities Canada to have Assiniboia designated a Safe Community.

Our goal was to have this process begin a long term, cooperative, community commitment to establish the highest possible level of safety in our community.

Our Coalition includes a wide variety of groups, businesses, government agencies and individuals with a passion for promoting and enhancing safety in our community.  To become part of the ongoing work of Safe Communities Assiniboia contact our coordinator Tammy 306-640-8028 Email .

Aside from the programs we were already working together on, our next major step was an inventory of safety programs and needs in our community to establish priority areas that we can focus upon.  Priority Setting Exercises were held Jan 2010 and Nov of 2012.

By April of 2010 we completed the requirements to qualify as a Safe Community.  Our Safe Community Action Plan allows us to accomplish more together than we can individually.

As of July 2010 we have been designated a Safe Community by Safe Communities Canada. The 59th community to achieve this designation and commit to working towards an ever safer Assiniboia. We are the 3rd community in Saskatchewan to be designated.


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Safe Assiniboia

Canada's 59th & Saskatchewan's 3rd designated safe Community

by Safe Communities Canada