Association for Safer Cape Breton Communities
The Association for Safer Cape Breton Communities (AFSCBC) was formed in January 2008, as a community-driven organization with a mandate to look at ways to make communities within the CBRM healthier and safer. The Association has over 55 members from government agencies, social agencies, non-profit groups and citizens who work collectively to address issues of community safety and crime prevention.
The CBRPS provides an officer to act as an Executive Director for the Association, who manages daily operations; builds community partnerships; secures funding for community projects and liaises between the CBRPS and other involved partners.
Through the work of the AFSCBC, Community Offices have been set up New Waterford, Sydney Mines, North Sydney and Glace Bay, with the assistance of Cape Breton Island Housing Authority, CBRPS and Aliant.
The Association has found many opportunities for communities to become involved in making their neighbourhoods safer, significantly reducing the need for direct response and intervention from police.
Please visit the AFSCBC website for more information.