CSKA: Innovating Community Safety
CSKA was established as a non-profit in July 2015. Based in Saskatoon and Ottawa, we support governments, the police and others in developing, implementing and evaluating new approaches to improving community safety and well-being outcomes.
To that end, it employs collective impact and evidence-informed approaches to mobilize and facilitate research and the development a knowledge base to inform how community safety and wellbeing-related work is organized and delivered. More particularly, its work:
• informs and improves professional practices across the community safety system;
• informs alignment within the sector; and
• improves safety and well-being outcomes.
In 2010, the Government of Saskatchewan and its partners launched the Building Partnerships to Reduce Crime, thus establishing a comprehensive approach to crime reduction and safer communities. Central to BPRC efforts are highly practical, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing harm and improving community and individual well-being. Since then, Saskatchewan has become widely recognized as a leader in community safety innovation. But sustaining and improving upon these successes will require new evidence-based knowledge that is translated into purposeful strategies and actions. This is where CSKA comes in.