Community safety tools
There are many excellent resources and tools that can help you and your neighbours create a safer community. This section includes checklists, guides and resources to help you on your way.
Armand Kayolo is a man known for listening with his ears, his eyes and his heart. It’s a quality that has earned him the respect and admiration of the people he has worked with since taking on his role in 2003. In a place like Overbrook, that’s no simple task. The low-income neighbourhood he serves has its share of challenges, including poverty, mental health issues, the sex trade, drugs, intimidation and violence.
When Armand first arrived, he saw people who did not know one another and did not trust one another, including the police. The Donald Street community housing complex was home to far too many problems. Residents lived in fear, and often in isolation. There were other barriers too. New Canadians and other vulnerable groups were frequently unwilling or unable to ask for help.