Public Invited to Have Say on Policing and Community Safety

The Vernon and District branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA Vernon) is launching a community-led public engagement process to gather feedback on policing and community safety in British Columbia. The initiative, called the Policing and Public Safety Modernization, aims to collect community members’ opinions and experiences to help shape policy and new legislation, particularly regarding mental health.

CMHA Vernon is inviting residents of the Okanagan and Similkameen area to participate in this important conversation. It’s an opportunity for young people like you to have a say in how our communities are policed and how public safety is maintained. Your feedback is valued and will contribute to the development of policies that reflect the needs and concerns of our region.

The B.C. government initiated this project in response to the Transforming Policing and Community Safety in B.C. Report, which highlighted the importance of community-informed services. This is your chance to make a difference and help create positive change in the way our police forces operate.

To participate in the feedback process, visit CMHA Vernon’s website and look for the Policing and Public Safety Modernization initiative. There, you will find information on how to share your opinions, experiences, and suggestions. Your voice matters, and together, we can work towards a safer and more inclusive community.

Join us in shaping the future of policing and community safety. Let’s make our voices heard and create meaningful impact. Together, we can build a better Okanagan and Similkameen area.

Featured Articles

Penticton Vees Dog Race

Penticton Vees Dog Race

The Penticton Vees are hosting their annual Pucks N' Paws night on Saturday, February 17th, and they have something special planned for this year's event. During the first intermission of the game against the West Kelowna Warriors, the Vees will be holding their first...

Penticton Man Strikes it Rich with $100K Lotto 6/49 Win

Penticton Man Strikes it Rich with $100K Lotto 6/49 Win

In an incredible stroke of luck, a Penticton man has become $100,000 richer after winning the Lotto 6/49. Steven Wilson, a local resident, is now celebrating his life-changing win.The thrilling news came as a surprise to Wilson, who purchased the winning ticket at a...

Penticton Man Strikes it Rich with $100K Lotto 6/49 Win

Last Passenger Train Service Departs from Penticton in 1964

In 1964, Penticton bid farewell to its beloved passenger train service. This historic event marked the end of an era, leaving behind memories and stories for generations to come.Sixty years ago, on January 17th, locals from Summerland boarded the final train bound for...

Penticton Man Strikes it Rich with $100K Lotto 6/49 Win

Special events guide: Feb. 1-6, 2024

Thursday, February 1- McLeod and Schneiderat Lawyers presents the 5th annual Snakebite Film Festival. The festival kicks off with a screening of the film "Hairspray" at Landmark Cinemas at 7 p.m. After the screening, there will be a Snakebite Gala at The Black Antler...

Penticton Man Strikes it Rich with $100K Lotto 6/49 Win

Purple Skies Over the South Okanagan

Early Wednesday morning, residents of the South Okanagan woke up to a breathtaking sight - purple skies. The stunning phenomenon captured the attention of many, including Tammie Greig, a Kelowna woman who snapped photos of the purple haze from her Black Mountain...

You might also like

Penticton Vees Dog Race

Penticton Vees Dog Race

The Penticton Vees are hosting their annual Pucks N' Paws night on Saturday, February 17th, and they have something special planned for this year's event. During the first intermission of the game against the West Kelowna Warriors, the Vees will be holding their first...

Penticton Man Strikes it Rich with $100K Lotto 6/49 Win

Penticton Man Strikes it Rich with $100K Lotto 6/49 Win

In an incredible stroke of luck, a Penticton man has become $100,000 richer after winning the Lotto 6/49. Steven Wilson, a local resident, is now celebrating his life-changing win.The thrilling news came as a surprise to Wilson, who purchased the winning ticket at a...

Powered By

dieno digital