Last week, a 55 page report by the Edmonton Task Force on Community Safety was released to the public. Overall, the report focuses on getting at the root causes of crime before it happens. The $400K report commissioned by Mayor Stephen Mandel is proposing a number of initiatives to help further reduce Edmonton's crime rate. It should be noted that due mainly to demographics (the bad guys are getting older), the crime rates in most major urban centres in Canada has been in free-fall over the last decade. Despite this, urban taxpayers across Canada have been pouring hundreds of millions into city coffers in order to hire more police.
Let me first say that I think Mayor Mandel should be commended for engaging in this dialogue and for challenging the status quo when it comes to crime fighting. Not many mayors are prepared to say the solution to further reducing crime might not simply lie in providing his police department with more full time staff. There are a lot of mayors across Canada that could learn a thing or two from Mandel.
What Is Darcy Rezac's Shepa Circle? How Do I Join?
Like-minded people gather at Shepa Circles for conversation to learn and share experiences, stories, knowledge and wisdom. Product? Individual, enterprise, community well-being. This Shepa Circle is for members and vistors of the The Vancouver Board of Trade's Company of Young Professionals (CYP) and MBA Students from UVic Business,UBC Sauder, SFU Business and others..
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What are Shepa Circles?
Shepa Circles are based on Work the Pond! (Prentice Hall) by Darcy Rezac, Judy Thomson and Gayle Hallgren. Shepa is the Tibetan term for consciousness or awareness. Shepa Circles gather like-minded people in conversation to learn and share experiences, stories, knowledge and wisdom. The purpose is to empower and facilitate individual, group, enterprise and community well being. Shepa Circles were developed by The Shepa Learning Company for the Company of Young Professionals of The Vancouver Board of Trade and other corporate clients.
DARCY REZAC AT DAVOS: World Economic Forum Annual Report
FIDELA E. EBUK OF WHEDA, NIGERIA, CONVERSATION WITH "INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING EXPERT DARCY REZAC, MD OF THE VANCOUVER BOARD OF TRADE," PAGE 14-15, WEF ANNUAL REPORT 2005.
The ethos and purpose of VBT is: Engaged Community Leadership...connecting for good. CYP offers an Engaged Leadership Certificate program through The Board's Rix Center for Corporate Citizenship and Engaged Leadership for those members who choose to complete the 75-credit program. For CYP membership: