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SAFE Program

The $7.5 million SAFE program, funded by Public Safety Canada and led by the City of Surrey, is working to keep children and youth out of gangs while building positive life skills and increasing connections with family, school and community.

With a large population of children and youth living in Surrey, the SAFE program is investing in the lives of vulnerable and at-risk children and youth by building early intervention programs and disrupting negative pathways to gang violence.

Together with our partners we provide services to children, youth, and their families.

SAFE Webinar

Watch this 22-minute webinar to learn more about SAFE’s programming and accomplishments to date.

SAFE Accomplishments to Date

  • From January 2019 to March 2020, SAFE partners collectively extended services to 1515 unique clients including 1292 children and youth at-risk for gang involvement and 233 of their parents and caregivers.
  • In an effort to be inclusive and extend the reach of SAFE, 216 clients were offered culturally sensitive programming such as clinical counselling in their preferred spoken language.
  • SAFE has a goal of supporting a total of 4700 at-risk children and youth by the end of its five-year funding cycle. After its first 15 months (25%), 27% of that target has been met meaning SAFE is on track to meet its final client goal.
  • SAFE involves 10 partners delivering 11 individual programs using $7.5M of federal funding over 5 years.

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CHART Accomplishments to Date

The Children and Youth At-Risk Table (CHART) is one of the SAFE-funded programs and offers data that demonstrates SAFE’s early impacts. Learn more about CHART accomplishments.


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About the SAFE Program

Learn how the SAFE Program is designed to address and prevent youth gang violence.

SAFE Centre

Find out how the SAFE Centre at KPU's Civic Plaza campus supports the SAFE Program.

Children and Youth At-Risk Table (CHART)

See how the Children and Youth At-Risk Table initiative operates.

Available Services

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Caregiver Education / Clinical Counselling

Learn about the Caregiver Education Program designed for parents and caregivers of at-risk youth.

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Family & Youth Resource Support Team (FYRST)

Learn about the FYRST program that helps youth showing early signs of criminal & gang involvement.

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Female Youth Gang Intervention Program

Learn how the Female Youth Gang Intervention Program provides relationship-based support to girls.

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High Risk Youth Justice Program

Learn about the High Risk Youth Justice Program offering life skills training to children and youth.

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Intercultural Family Intervention Program

Find out how the Intercultural Family Intervention Program can help at-risk youth & their families.

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Peer Leadership Program

Find out how the Surrey School District is supporting at-risk youth.

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SAFE Community Clinical Counselling

Find out more about SAFE Community Clinical Counselling services.

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South Asian Family Strengthening Team

Learn about how the South Asian Family Strengthening Team supports caregivers of at-risk youth.

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Youth Hub for Co-operative Enterprise

Learn about the Youth Hub for Co-operative Enterprise, designed for newcomer youth in Surrey.

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