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

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 conversation at a young age is key to building resiliency to the allure of gang life.

The free Empower Surrey workshops will provide parents, caregivers and trusted adults with localized knowledge, tips and tools to minimize risk and build in protective factors.


Workshop Topics

Back by popular demand, in this powerful workshop facilitated by City of Surrey Community Safety Section and supported by Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), Surrey School District 36, and Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment (SAFE) Program clinical counsellors, learn: 

  • Local gang facts 
  • How to recognize and address risk factors
  • How to recognize youth slang that may indicate potential for risk
  • The 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 April to June

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm 

  • Refreshments provided 


Tuesday, April 19 Tamanawis Secondary School - Punjabi Session 
Wednesday, April 27 Sunrise Ridge Elementary School
Thursday, May 5 A.H.P. Matthew Elementary School 
Tuesday, May 10 Ecole Salish Secondary School 
Tuesday, May 17 Georges Vanier Elementary School 
Wednesday, May 25 Beaver Creek Elementary- Punjabi Session 
Tuesday, May 31 L.A. Matheson Secondary School
Wednesday, June 1 Pacific Heights Elementary School 
Tuesday, June 7 Bonaccord Elementary School 




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