Ontario Crime Prevention Week

This year, the week of November 6 to 12, 2016, has been designated Crime Prevention Week in Ontario.

This year’s provincial theme is “Planning Together for Safer Communities”. It promotes a collective responsibility for community safety and well-being planning and emphasizes the importance of a collaborative process that engages a variety of sectors at the local level.

Our campaign theme this year focuses on financial crimes and fraud. Our goal is to raise awareness on the various ways you can be victimized and provide tips on how to prevent yourself and loved ones.  Our campaign theme is “Know Who You’re Dealing With….”

During the week we will be presenting Elder Abuse information to medical professionals to assist them in identifying the signs of elder abuse.

On Tuesday we will be at the 1000 Islands Mall from 1:00-3:00pm with an information booth to educate the public on current scams.

On Wednesday our volunteers will be handing out information pamphlets to businesses to raise awareness of scams targeted to businesses.