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Learn how to keep kids out of gangs by building stronger relationship and increasing resiliency.

Gangs target youth as 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 and a stronger relationship with your child so they avoid ganglife.

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.


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

  • Warning signs for gang involvement
  • How to recognize and address risk factors
  • Signs of online sexual exploitation and grooming
  • 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
  • Prevention measures, including:
    • Parent consistently through support and involvement
    • Encourage school success and participation in positive social activities
    • 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 – November at a location near you!

  • Evenings: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Saturdays: 11:30 am-1:30 pm
  • Light refreshments provided





Thursday, October 5 Sunnyside Elementary School 2828 159 st,Surrey
Wednesday, October 11 A.J. McLellan Elementary 16545 61 avenue, Surrey


Saturday, October 14



Newton Recreation Centre 

Punjabi Session

13730 72 Ave, Surrey
Tuesday, October 17 Old Yale Elementary School 10135 132 St, Surrey
Wednesday, November 8 Fraser Heights Secondary School 16060 108 avenue, Surrey
Tuesday, November 14 Princess Margaret Secondary School 12870 72 Ave, Surrey

Saturday, November 18


Guildford Library 15105 105 Ave, Surrey




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