Five community leaders were presented with awards for their contributions to community safety, healing and crime prevention in British Columbia.
The awards were presented at the 22nd annual Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards ceremony on Nov. 8, 2019.
“These awards demonstrate that we can all make a difference in making our communities safer by working together to help prevent crime and assist victims,” said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General. “On behalf of the Province, I want to thank each award recipient and nominee for their commitment, perseverance and determination to keep our communities safe.”
The awards acknowledge volunteers, non-profit organizations and other local public safety partners for their work in reducing crime, violence and victimization in their communities, as well as supporting law enforcement and others in the justice sector. These efforts support provincial initiatives in policing, community safety and victim services.
“Our award recipients and nominees are leaders in their fields, working tirelessly to help those in need in British Columbia,” said Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge-Mission. “I commend their efforts and I’m very thankful for their hard work and dedication.”
The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards were presented to:
- Dave Dickson, Williams Lake
- Gloria Joseph, Lillooet
- Catherine Bargen, Vancouver
- Chantal Sears, White Rock
- South Asian Community Resource Office, Abbotsford
The award presentation was part of Crime Prevention Week, Nov. 1-7, 2019.
Provincial information on community safety and crime prevention: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/crime-prevention/community-crime-prevention
A backgrounder with the award recipients’ biographies follows.