Neighbourhood Empowerment Teams

Community Conversation sparks changes in tri-community area

It’s been said that great works are not performed by strength, but by perseverance. More apt words could not be said about the tri-communities of Inglewood, Prince Charles and Sherbrooke. Members of...

Big Data, Big Return

Data tool proves successful through innovative community project The Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (N.E.T.) saw a large return after testing a made in Edmonton analytics tool. This Contextual Analysi...

Data-based crime fight first step in duo’s innovation explosion

Kris Andreychuk and Stephane Contre are so in love with their jobs that you can easily imagine them poking each other occasionally, just to be sure that they’re actually getting paid to do what they...

Story of the 118th Avenue NET Team

The Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET) has been in the 118th Avenue area for the past six years. It has been a great privilege to work with such an invested, compassionate and strong community. The ...

The Public are the Police

I once had a police partner who quoted former UK Prime Minister Robert Peel: “The police are the public and the public are the police.” I have been giving this statement a lot of thought lately as...

#20SECDEFENCE

We are by nature creatures of habit; habits that have developed over a period of time.  As with many things, we form both good and bad habits. One common habit that many of us have is our “arrived ...

NET and the Crime Triangle

It has been a busy few months since my last Transforming Edmonton post, so I finally decided to sit down, remove distractions and write. So, Blackberry off and coffee in hand, here goes… At first I ...

Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Part Three

In my last post, I shared my own family’s connection to the residential school system and how I struggle to come to terms with my role in the reconciliation process. The challenge that each of us fa...

Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Part Two

In my last post, I started to share my experience at the TRC Alberta National Event held at the Shaw Conference Centre March 27-30. As I listened to these stories, my own family’s history starte...

Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Part One

When the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team looks at root causes of crime, often we find that fear is at the root it. We hear from people on a daily basis that they are afraid that they will be victims of...

2014 Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness

The 118th Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (N.E.T.) is proud to be a member of the Sexual Exploitation Working Group (SEWG) in Edmonton. This year, we are very pleased to be hosting the 2014 Sexual Expl...

N.E.T. Update: Reducing car theft in Queen Alexandra

Since initially entering the Queen Alexandra community in October of 2013 we have been eagerly trying to catch ourselves up to speed on everything that is going on in and around the area. It has been ...

Speak Out against Sexual Exploitation

Edmonton is a city of builders! We have built a thriving economy, we have a growing arts community and we are building fantastic inclusive communities. We have an engaged citizenry that can accomplish...

NET comes to Queen Alexandra

Hello…we would like to introduce ourselves; we are the Queen Alexandra Neighbourhood Empowerment Team. Our team consists of Connie Marciniuk (social worker), Lane Gagnon (youth liaison) and Constabl...

Holy Toledo!

Alec and I are off to Ohio! We’re scheduled to present Dear ‘john’ at the 10th Annual International Human Trafficking, Prostitution, & Sex Work Conference at the University of Toledo. The Ne...

Kevin Bacon and Crime Prevention

The Kevin Bacon ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ theory proposes that, based on his or her film role, anyone in the industry can be connected to Kevin Bacon within six degrees or less. I’d argue that...

Shop Alberta Ave, Shop Smart

Alberta Avenue is being re-energized! The City and the community are working together to improve Alberta Avenue’s streets, businesses, and green spaces. Through the goal of increased collaboration w...

Mural dedicated to celebrate transformation on 82nd Street

The neighbourhood of Eastwood came together on Thursday, May 9, 2013 to celebrate the revitalization of a stretch of apartment buildings along 82nd Street. A mural created by a local artist and reside...

A community comes together to give thanks

In the middle of Eastwood is Rutherford Place, a low-rise apartment building, located at 120 Avenue and 82 Street. Within this building is a vibrant community of people who care deeply about their fri...

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