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.
We are also looking for new Board Members. Send us a message today or click here to see the posting!
Growing Seeds: CPFP Annual General Meeting 2020
Our 2020 Annual General Meeting date is set for Monday August 17, 2020. The meeting will be held online over Zoom. To receive a link to participate, please send us a message.
We are looking for new Members to join our working Board of Directors. Send us your resume and cover letter today!
The Board develops structures and policies, and supports the operations of the patrol, to make Central Park neighbourhood a safer community for all. CPFP is particularly looking for individuals who can lend some skills to the organization, including but not limited to media relations, graphic design, fundraising, general administrative, bookkeeping. Training opportunities and mentorship provided. More details:
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!
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Contact us to learn more or find out how you can help.