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SAFE Program

safe surrey funding announcement

The Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment Program (SAFE)

The SAFE program uses a coordinated approach to address youth gang violence.

It will provide at-risk youth with:

  • alternatives to joining gangs,
  • help them develop social skills, and
  • restore and build positive relationships with their parents and the community.

SAFE includes 11 programs delivered by 10 partner organizations.

Surrey-specific findings on preventing violent activity have helped develop SAFE. There will be a series of measures to track and evaluate the programs.

The SAFE Program is supported by the Government of Canada.

SAFE Program

  • SAFE Centre – Collaboration Hub
  • Children and Youth At Risk Table (CHART)
  • Clinical Counselling
  • Clinical Counselling/Caregiver Education
  • Female Youth Gang Intervention Program
  • High Risk Youth Justice Program
  • Intercultural Family Intervention
  • Peer Leadership Program
  • South Asian Family Strengthening Team
  • Youth and Parent Outreach Team
  • Youth Hub and Social Enterprise


  • City of Surrey
  • DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)
  • Options Community Services Society
  • Pacific Community Resources Society (PCRS)
  • Progressive Intercultural Services Society (PICS)
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Simon Fraser University (SFU)
  • Solid State Community Society
  • Surrey School District 36

SAFE Centre

The SAFE Centre – Collaborative HUB is a partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The Centre will host the new Children and Youth At-Risk Table (CHART) and will be a place to integrate the various services SAFE provides.  In addition to hosting CHART, the SAFE Centre will:

  • facilitate learning,
  • host workshops and community meetings, and
  • provide integration of service delivery.

The SAFE Centre will be located within the new Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) campus in Civic Plaza in the City Centre.

Children and Youth At-Risk Table (CHART)

CHART will provide a collaborative space for partners to work together to support children, youth, and families.

CHART will facilitate the process for partners to:

  • identify and assess needs,
  • develop case plans,
  • provide tailored interventions,
  • coordinate access to the referred programs, and
  • monitor progress for children and youth receiving support.