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The Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET) hosts virtual presentations. Follow NET on Eventbrite to pre-register for any upcoming presentations, at no cost. 

Can’t make it to our presentation? Live presentations can be arranged for groups of 15 or more. For questions about presentations or the materials, please contact

The following presentations were developed in response to community interest and to address safety concerns.

Encouraging Positive Interactions Course

Many members of the business community have expressed a need for themselves and their staff to learn more about Edmonton's vulnerable and homeless population as shelters and supportive housing moves into new neighbourhoods. The Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET) in partnership with the Mustard Seed will be facilitating the Encouraging Positive Interactions' information session.

This session will help attendees to:

  • Understand their apprehension around interacting with individuals experiencing homelessness, saying or doing the wrong thing and recognizing where this apprehension may come from
  • Become more equipped with skills and confidence to move past their apprehension to have meaningful and positive interactions with individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Learn what it means to be trauma-informed
  • Calm an escalated conversation and hopefully prevent escalation in the first place
  • Know where and how to reach out for support for themselves, as well as the person they are interacting with

Business Safety Course

The Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET), the Edmonton Police Service Community Engagement Team and the Community Standards Peace Officers invite you to be part of the conversation on business safety where we talk about crime and social disorder concerns that are impacting your workplace (business). This presentation will help you to have an increased understanding of what contributes to business safety. You will also learn about some crime prevention strategies that you can use  to protect your business (property) and keep your customers and employees safe. 

Some of these strategies are based on the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), with a focus on modifying the physical and social environments to maintain safety. CPTED is a proven strategy used by various police departments and crime prevention specialists around the world. 


For More Information

Jenna Pilot

Title Supervisor, Community Safety



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