UFV launching Centre for Safe Schools and Communities
Two centres at UFV are launching a new chapter as one new entity. Together, the BC Centre for Safe Schools and Communities and BC Centre for Social Responsibility are marking nearly a decade of leadership in specialized areas of school and community safety, addictions, and strategies to promote the well-being of British Columbians.
Having begun as a provincial/university partnership, these two centres will now be amalgamated and fully operated by the University of the Fraser Valley under a single name, the UFV Centre for Safe Schools and Communities (CSSC).
UFV is officially re-launching the centres under the new name on Monday, Feb 18 with a day of workshops and activities, including a launch ceremony at 12:15 pm.
The events will be held at UFV’s Clearbrook Centre, at 32355 Veterans Way, Abbotsford (below the Clearbrook Library and near city hall).
“These centres have provided many opportunities for B.C. schools and communities to engage in developing evidence-led practices, as well as access to a wide range of timely and important resources. They have also helped British Columbians to mobilize for positive change,” said Annette Vogt, coordinator of the centres. “We are happy to be continuing to offer these services, resources, and research under this newly amalgamated framework.”
A new website will provide more interactive communications and directional access to information, activities, and services.
Centre Vision: British Columbians live, learn, and work in safe, healthy, and socially responsible schools and communities.
Centre Mission: To facilitate the use of evidence-informed approaches to promote safe, healthy, and inclusive schools and communities.
For more information, contact Annette.Vogt@ufv.ca or 604-504-7441, local 4222.
Visit ufv.ca/contact_us for directions.