Building Safer Communities

The Civic Innovation Lab is supporting the City of Burnaby to develop and implement a suite of research projects focusing on reducing gun and gang violence, work that is funded by Public Safety Canada’s Building Safer Communities Fund. Through the CIL, faculty members at Simon Fraser University’s School of Criminology have been engaged to embed evidence-based, data-informed research into this work. Specific lines of inquiry include understanding pathways into youth gang involvement and mitigating upstream risk factors, and investigating the impact of current municipal and school-based prevention and intervention programming. This work will take place over a four-year period.

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If you are a City of Burnaby staff member, an SFU researcher or student, a Burnaby non-profit organization, or a community member, and would like to collaborate with the Civic Innovation Lab, please contact us through the link below.