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How can Canada regain its reputation as a world leader on caring and safe communities?
May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm$5 – $30.00
Group of 78 Luncheon Speaker Series
|Tuesday, May 29, 2018
| Palais Imperial Restaurant,
311- 313 Dalhousie St., Ottawa
$30 for luncheon and presentation (12:00 p.m.)
$5 for presentation only (arrive 12:45 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available)
RESERVATIONS: Group78@group78.org 613-565-9449 ext. 22 by Friday May 25, 2018 by 12:00 pm
Late registrations are welcome for presentation only.
Individuals who do not cancel their reservations at least 24 hours before the luncheon will be billed $30.
Canada and world leaders committed to reducing violence against women and street violence when they endorsed the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. Scientific evidence has identified how violence prevention can be both effective and cost effective. “Upstream” prevention is focused on youth outreach, mentoring for jobs and in sports, positive parenting, life skills curricula and other proven programs Pioneering cities such as Glasgow in Scotland reduced street violence by 50% within three years of implementing a citywide plan.
Canada has failed to demonstrate leadership in crime prevention. Compared to other G7 countries than the USA, Canada has a rate of homicide double their average and the homicide rate for Indigenous People is seven times that of non-Indigenous. Overseas, rapid increases in aid expenditures on policing, poorly trained and paid, is still common and not matched by equivalent targeted social investments.
Irvin Waller has won international awards for his groundbreaking work in criminology. He is the founding executive director of the UN-affiliated International Centre for Prevention of Crime. He has advised the governments of more than 50 countries around the world. His recent publication on Smarter Crime Control is a guide on how to invest in effective crime prevention. It is the third in a trilogy of books on crime victim rights and humane crime policies published in the USA and translated into Chinese, Spanish and other languages. He is retiring this year as Full Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa and as President of the International Organization for Victim Assistance in order to dedicate more time in Canada and internationally to the crime prevention agenda
www.irvinwaller.org | @IrvinWaller