Community Mobilization Prince Albert (CMPA) represents a tremendous effort by many community leaders since 2009. This exciting initiative has been a ‘first of its kind’ approach to building safer and healthier communities both in Saskatchewan, and across Canada, and is being closely examined beyond our borders as a model for advancing community safety and well-being.
Who We Are
CMPA is comprised of two components: the Hub and the Centre of Responsibility (COR). The Hub and COR work at different levels and in different ways to improve community safety and well-being.
The Hub is a venue that facilitates discussion among human service providers to identify acutely elevated risk affecting individuals, families and neighbourhoods. During the discussion process, human service providers collaborate to identify opportunities to inform, connect, or engage individuals or families in services and supports that they may otherwise not have accessed on their own. The Hub table meets twice weekly.
The COR works to identify systemic gaps and trends that affect common human service delivery at a regional and local level through data analysis. If a connection is made, the COR will create a Project Proposal for on-going research that will: support the finding; further examine the effects; and, provide recommendations on the identified problem. The Project Proposal will not only present data analysis, it will also provide supporting information from areas such as: local policies; provincial and federal legislated Acts; procedural directives; growing trends; and, other sources, such as professional insight, relevant to the topic.
Building safer and healthier communities, reducing crime and victimization; accomplished through the timely mobilization of appropriate resources to address individuals/families with acutely elevated levels of risk as recognized across a range of service providers.
CMPA is an effective two-tiered, integrated multi-agency team working in collaboration. The first layer, the Hub, is tasked with identifying risk of individuals and families and mobilizing appropriate services. The second level, the COR, works on a broader focus of long-term community goals and initiatives, possible systemic recommendations arrived at via experience, research and analysis.