Grande Prairie & Area Safe Communities started in 1997 through the efforts of Alberta Labour and the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce. A Steering Committee was formed in 1998 with assistance from the Mistahia Health Region, and the City of Grande Prairie . Members were drawn from various agencies, bringing a broad pool of expertise in the area of safety and injury prevention to the table. It is precisely this coalition of many different fields of expertise that ensures the viability of Grande Prairie & Area Safe Communities. We are 1 of 67 designated Safe Communities across Canada. A designated Safe Community is one which believes that a safe life is a basic right, and views its designation as a public affirmation of, and testament to, its aspiration to create a safer life for all its citizens.
To promote public safety and reduce the incidence of injury in Grande Prairie and area through the maintenance and operation of Safety City and other programs designed to educate the public about safety and injury prevention.
Projects and Programs
Grande Prairie & Area Safe Communities is involved in a number of successful programs and projects throughout the Peace Region:
Board of Directors
Chair - Donna Kulba (Proactive Injury Management Services)
Treasurer - Melody Mateev (ATCO Electric)
Secretary - Kelly Winter (Northern Mat & Bridge LP)
Member at Large - Gordon Ellert (Regional Traffic Safety)
Director - Helen Neufeld (Retired Teacher)
Director - Lydia Megraw (QEII Regional Hospital)
Director - Michelle Hodder (Alberta Health Services)
Director - Sonja Raven (County of Grande Prairie)
Director - Dallal Olver