Building Safer Communities Program (BSCP)

What you need to know

The BSCP focuses on prevention efforts that promote individual and community well-being, safety, and belonging. We work with non-profits, youth, and partners to identify ways to stop and prevent youth violence.

Through this program, we are working to prevent and address the root causes of youth violence in Vancouver, create safe spaces, and empower young people and communities to develop and implement solutions.

This program is funded by Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada.

What's happeningJoin us for the Empower Vancouver Youth Action Forum

When: Wednesday, March 20, 10am to 3pm 
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden at the Visitor Centre, 5251 Oak St
Who: Youth 13 to 18 years old
Cost: Free

Come to the City of Vancouver’s annual Building Safer Communities Program Youth Forum, a ‘by-youth-for-youth’ event to connect and share ideas on how to make Vancouver a city where youth feel safe, supported, connected, healthy and free of violence.
The day will include keynote speakers, followed by participation activities led by youth. In the afternoon, a conversation with elected officials and community leaders will focus on identifying strategies and actions to address youth violence in our communities.

Register by March 15

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