About CPTED-PCAM Canada
Our Team was established in 2022 as the Canadian Chapter of the International CPTED Association (ICA). Our objective is to provide professional development opportunities for Canadian members of the ICA. The ICA was established in Calgary in 1996, and Canadian voices have long been a part of international CPTED discourse. The chapter name reflects the official languages of our country, CPTED in English (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) and PCAM in French (Prévention du Crime par L'aménagement du Milieu).
As the Canadian chapter of the International CPTED Association (ICA), CPTED-PCAM Canada promotes the appropriate application of CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) nationally and internationally, as per the principles and practices set out by the ICA to create safe liveable neighbourhoods and healthy community environments. Our organization recognizes that CPTED has evolved through at least three generations of best practices and will continue to evolve through review and research. As place-based professionals in a nation with a diverse population, we recognize the unique makeup of our communities and the need to be inclusive, reflecting diversity in CPTED practice. The chapter supports local organizations, practitioners and communities to utilize evolving CPTED best practices.
CPTED-PCAM Canada’s mission is to advance the theory and practice of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design in Canada with the International CPTED Association through educational material, training programs, and research and development. We encourage collaborative environmental assessments where a diversity of community members can create healthy strategies to address safety, both real and perceived, in built and natural environments. We will strive to create diverse teams which include multiple lived experiences. Everyone is welcome at the table when talking about problems and forming effective CPTED strategies.
CPTED-PCAM Canada is the first official Canadian national chapter of the International CPTED Association (ICA). The parties signed an MOU on 25 June 2022.
CPTED-PCAM Canada in brief:
✅ Industry: non-profit organization
✅ Headquarters: Edmonton, Alberta
✅ Founded: 2022
✅ Specialties: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Page last updated: 23 March 2023
To create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies