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Learn how to keep kids out of gang life by empowering action and reducing risk.

Free Workshops

Gangs target youth as young as 10 years old from various backgrounds. Most parents are shocked to learn their children are at-risk or involved. Getting informed early and starting the conversations at a young age is key to building resiliency to the appeal of gang life.

The Empower Surrey workshops will provide parents, caregivers and trusted adults with localized knowledge, tips, tools and information to help parents minimize risk of gang involvement and better understand the challenges our children and youth face today.



Workshop Topics 

In this powerful workshop facilitated by City of Surrey's Community Safety Section and supported by Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), and Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program clinical counsellors, learn: 

  • How to recognize and address warning signs for gang involvement
  • How to recognize youth slang that may indicate potential for risk
  • Difficulties Surrey youth face at school and in the community; told by youth
  • Preventative measures, including:
    • How to build protective factors
    • How to develop and maintain strong connections with your children and youth—one of the most powerful ways to keep kids safe
  • Where to get help if your child/youth is heading down a path towards gang involvement or criminal activity.

Workshops offered October to December 

  • 6-8pm
  • Light meal provided 
  • Childminding offered at select locations

Have questions?

Please contact or 236-598-3016.


Thursday, October 20 Cindrich Elementary School
Tuesday, October 25 Hjorth Elementary School
Wednesday, October 26 Queen Elizabeth Secondary School
Tuesday, November 15 Newton Senior Centre - Punjabi session
Tuesday, November 22 Grandview Heights Secondary School 
Wednesday, November 23 Cloverdale Recreation Centre 
Thursday, December 1 Westerman Elementary School - Punjabi session
Wednesday, December 7 Clayton Heights Secondary School




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