Neighbourhood

Where we work

Parks, playgrounds, neighbourhood streets, new developments, revitalized spaces, public transit systems, parking lots, community centres, places of worship, elementary and high schools, and more

Who uses our audit and safety services

Women and trans groups, City councillors, community leaders and groups, student and youth groups, service providers, architects, planners, transit authorities

Special features

  • Youth Safety Audit for groups of young people
  • Girls for Safer Communities Challenge for Girl Guide Units
  • Audit tool in English, French, Simplified Chinese, Punjabi, Spanish and Tamil – we can work with you to lead an audit for your language group
  • Safety assessment services to assist urban planning and development of living spaces

How the audit works



  • Consultation and training: we help groups prepare and get trained on being “Safety Auditors”



  • Audit: we help auditors identify unsafe “hot spots” and get creative on solutions



  • Compilation: we compile, send back results with recommendations for change and publish a Neighbourhood Safety Report Card



  • Action: we help groups as they implement recommendations and drive the change process

8th Brantford Girl Guides Unit’s story

  • Girl Guides together

  • Hannah, Kenzie, Aimee, Emily, Kaya, Kristina, Hope, Chloe, Bella and Haillie-Jade did a Safety Audit of public space in Brantford, Ontario. They learned about their surroundings and took pictures of safety and maintenance problems along the way. They brought audit results to their Mayor and as a result, waste removal bins were added to high-traffic areas that were disordered and seemed uncared for.


Safety Audits in Progress