Walk with Greater Confidence – Women’s Safety Awareness
April 06, 2021

Ottawa Journal (April 06 – April 10, 2021)
David Tilson, M.P.

Safety is important to each of us. When we talk about safety, we often think about our children; however, the safety of women is always important too, as we know all to well that women are often victims. This is why the Policing Advisory Council of Caledon will be hosting, “Walk with Greater Confidence – Women’s Safety Awareness” seminar on April 23, 2009.

The Policing Advisory Council of Caledon (PACC) was formed to develop and maintain a partnership between the Town of Caledon, the community, and the Caledon OPP Detachment. The Council’s mission is to help identify concerns regarding public safety, in Caledon, and to bring solutions that will encourage a sense of pride and a strong commitment to improving the quality of life and safety for everyone. The Council also aims to co-partner with community groups with respect to crime prevention and community policing issues.

The Town of Caledon Council approved PACC Executive, comprised of volunteers, two Councillors, and a member of the OPP, meet on a monthly basis to oversee the activities of the following groups: Traffic/Road Watch, Crime Prevention, and Restorative Justice.

The “Walk with Greater Confidence – Women’s Safety Awareness” seminar will assist women in learning how to identify the dangers, gain the tools to stay safe, and have the confidence to not be a victim. The seminar is free to the public and will take place at the Caledon Community Complex, in Caledon East (6215 Old Church Road), on Thursday April 23rd, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It will also include special guest speaker, Peter Shipley (OPP Instructor), as well as special guests from Bolton’s own Phoenix Martial Arts. Other local support organizations including Victim Services and Family Transition Place have also been invited.

The evening will surely be filled with important and very useful information and expertise to help all women become safer and more confident. I commend PACC on this excellent initiative and I encourage everyone to participate in the seminar and to become as informed as possible. Awareness and education are the first steps in ensuring safety!