WE ARE READY TO RETURN
Time to return to the streets
New safety protocols in place to ensure the safety for our volunteers and community. To minimize the risks, CPFP is now only welcoming volunteers who already have experience in patrolling with CPFP.
No new volunteer opportunities until further notice.
Growing Seeds: CPFP 2019 Annual Report
Our 2020 Annual General Meeting took place on Monday August 17, 2020. Thank you to all those who attended both online and in person at Knox Church!
At the Annual General Meeting, we were pleased to present our first Annual Report. You can find the report here.
We thanked all our funders and donors, our volunteers, and all the founding Board Members who have now moved on.
We also welcomed new Members of the Board of Directors for 2020. We are excited to work together to further our mission.
CPFP Response to COVID-19
Join our crew!
The CPFP Central Park Foot Patrol walks the Central Park Neighbourhood on Friday and Saturday evenings.
In our role as ambassadors for safety in the community, we provide safe walks, we support community members in distress, we make referrals to other services, we safely collect discarded needles and weapons, we are a positive presence in the neighbourhood.
Join our amazing volunteers in making the community safer! Our home base is Knox Church, 400 Edmonton St.
We are not currently accepting walk-ins – please contact us to inquire about joining or apply here.
About CPFP Central Park Foot Patrol Inc.
The Central Park community has been experiencing higher levels of violence that are linked to the meth crisis and other causes rooted in poverty and marginalization. A group of concerned neighbourhood residents started organizing in the fall of 2018, with the hope to start a community foot patrol to increase safety in Central Park.
The group incorporated into the CPFP Central Park Foot Patrol Inc. in March 2019, as a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors in the community, by providing programs, services, and opportunities for social interaction that contribute to the overall well-being and a sense of community to all.
All volunteers receive orientation around Code of Conduct, Policy and Procedure Manual, safe sharps disposal, and incident report writing. Volunteers are eligible to attend paid training, as funding allows, and gain an understanding of community-led safety from a harm reduction and trauma informed lens, as well as experience in community development. Join us!
Get in Touch
Contact us to learn more or find out how you can help.