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Thinking differently, together. 



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About the Conference

SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2023



Thinking differently, together. 

The Edmonton Police Service and Edmonton Police Foundation are pleased to host the inaugural The Safety of Our Cities Conference. This event will bring together members from police agencies, public health, social agencies, corporations, and government to:

- Explore how partnerships between law enforcement, social services, health, and other sectors are vital to tackling complex public health and safety issues.

- Highlight how research and innovation serve as critical tools in designing and delivering our collective responses.

- Operationalize new approaches to maximize impacts for your organization and the community.

Thinking differently, together. 

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Speakers and participants will offer insights and examples into their experience developing impactful partnerships and leveraging innovative thinking to implement effective solutions from the perspective of the people, places, and issues that make up our cities. 

The conference will include a pitch competition and will culminate in the launch of a new global innovation challenge.

Example topics include: trust and relationship building, public health and law enforcement, policing and vulnerable populations, diversion programs, technological responses to crime and disorder, violent crime, ethical data use and algorithmic policing, community-police engagement, and new deployment models.

Registration is now OPEN! Early bird prices in effect until June 30, 2023.

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Hotel Information

Hotel Information

There are many hotels to stay at around the Convention Centre. 

Hotels with discount codes:

Fairmont Hotel MacDonald (Rooms starting at $219 + taxes/fees)

Hotels around the area:

Westin by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott

Double Tree by Hilton

Keynote Speakers

The Speakers


The Keynote Speakers



Edmonton Police Foundation

Ashif Mawji

Investor and entrepreneur 

Ashif Mawji is a lifelong entrepreneur, philanthropist, venture capitalist, mentor, and community builder. He Chairs the Edmonton Police Foundation and the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation and is a Managing Director with ScaleGood Fund and invested in over 100 companies worldwide. 

Cadmus Delorme

Former Chief of the Cowessess First Nation

Former Chief Cadmus Delorme, a Cree and Saulteaux, was the Chief of the Cowessess First Nation. Delorme graduated from Cowessess Community Education Centre in 2000. He later moved to Regina to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Certificate in Hospitality, Tourism and Gaming Entertainment Management from the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv), and a Masters of Public Administration from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

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Cowessess First Nation


Chief of Police 

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Edgardo (Eddie) Garcia

Chief of Police - Dallas, Texas

Chief Edgardo (Eddie) Garcia is the 30th police chief of the Dallas Police Department, the ninth largest police department in the country. With nearly 31 years of law enforcement experience, Chief Garcia was appointed in 2021 and is the first Latino to serve in this position in the department’s 140-year history. Chief Garcia was recently elected president of Major Cities Chiefs Association, a professional organization of police executives from across the United States and Canada.


Anil Arora

Chief Statistician of Canada

Mr. Arora has led significant transformational initiatives throughout his career, with experience and partnerships spanning all three levels of government, the private sector and international organizations, including the UN and the OECD. He has led projects on high-profile policy issues, legislative and regulatory reform, and overseen large national programs.

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Chief Statistician of Canada


Chief Executive Officer at IJM Canada


Anu George Canjanathoppil

Chief Executive Officer at IJM Canada

Anu has 13 years of leadership experience with International Justice Mission (IJM). In South Asia, she served as the Director of Operations, the Director of National Interventions and the Director of Legal. During her time with IJM, Anu has worked extensively to impact justice systems by collaborating with state and local governments in South Asia.


The Venue

Edmonton Convention Centre

9797 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

The Edmonton Convention Centre, is a meeting, entertainment, and convention venue located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Opened in 1983, it is managed by Explore Edmonton, the destination marketing organization of the city of Edmonton.

Parking information for the ECC can be found  here


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