It is my great honour to welcome you to CPTED Canada and the CPTED Canada web-site. CPTED Canada is founded on the vision of “promoting Safe Community Design” and recognizes that CPTED is best considered and promoted from a national level in an effort to truly capture the spirit and diversity of this great and expansive country, and with it the breadth and depth of talent found within.
CPTED Canada is the right vehicle for the times given the advancements in technology and people’s familiarity and access to these platforms, as the proliferation of tele-conferencing services has effectively reduced the dependency on in-person meetings. It is my fervent wish that CPTED Canada fulfills and exceeds the promise of a larger, more diverse and talented organization than any predecessor could, be it at the international or local and provincial level.
I wish to acknowledge and thank the Board and membership of CPTED Ontario for having the inspiration and vision for a national organization and the early encouragement and participation of key individuals in sister provinces who made this a reality.
I truly believe that member support for CPTED and CPTED associations has never been greater, particularly in times where the concept has been fundamentally misunderstood, misapplied and in some instances rejected in whole or in part. We must all take responsibility for ensuring that CPTED is well- represented and that the concepts are properly and articulated to all segments of the population so that everyone can appreciate it for the benign practice that it is, in a genuine effort to reduce the fear and incidence of crime as well as improve the quality of life, regardless of where and by whom it is practiced or applied.
In an effort to ensure that these high and unwavering standards and ideals are fully observed and met, I am proud to promote our Code of Ethics which is effectively our north star as far as the of these principles are concerned.
I encourage all visitors to this site and our membership to become part of the discussion and the practice, by sharing your successes, failures, observations and/or suggestions for the betterment of the concept in a blog or on-line or in-person session as opportunities arise.
In closing, I wish to thank-you for taking the time to visit the CPTED Canada web-site and considering my words and comments. Together, we can help to promote CPTED concepts and principles and, in so doing, “promote Safe Community Design”.
President. CPTED Canada