Community Engagement

WECHCPC conducts and participates in local community events and public forums, provides workshops to promote crime prevention and effective Community Policing, and with the help of other Community Policing Centres and the VPD, attends and assists with city-wide events. For current information on dates and times for these events, please check our News page. 

In The Community

November 5-11 is Remembrance Week in Canada. At 11 am French time on November 11, 1918; an armistice came into effect ending over four years of the most brutal and lethal war in human history, up to that time. Over fifty million people – military and civilian – were killed in the “war to end all wars” – or, as we simply call it now, the First World War.

Remembrance Day not only commemorates victims of that war; but also for those victimized by conflicts since: World War II, the Korean War, and the War in Afghanistan; among others.

WECHCPC volunteers and staff will be honouring veterans and the war dead twice during the week. On November 8, we will be observing Indigenous Veterans’ Day by joining the parade from Main & Cordova to Victory Square at Cambie and Hastings. On November 11, we will be part of the main Remembrance Day observance. In doing so, we join people around the world who witness for equity, justice, and peace; in remembering the dead and recommitting to that work.

In collaboration with Vancouver Police Department and ICBC, we’re excited to announce a Seniors’ Safety Forum on Thursday, November 16, from 1-3 pm, at the West End Community Centre, 870 Denman St. Admission is free, and we’ll have refreshments and safety devices on hand!

Topics will include pedestrian and road safety (ICBC), street safety and fraud prevention (VPD), and home and building safety (WECHCPC). Pre-register at 604-717-2924 or



Have you gotten your VPD Hero Calendar yet? The Vancouver Police Department‘s Mounted and Canine Units have produced two beautiful and whimsical calendars – one featuring Police Service Dogs and their handlers; and the other featuring Police Horses and their riders. Money raised goes to support the BC Cancer Foundation and BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

You can pick up either or both from our office, 1295 Davie St., Mon-Sat, 10-6. Cost is just $15/each!

For The Community

Volunteers and staff can contribute to local events in many ways.  We staff barricades and assist with traffic and crowd control efforts for parades and street festivals, direct participants in city-wide runs, conduct All About Me Child ID clinics or the child friendly mini-POPAT obstacle course at your event, and conduct information sessions on general safety topics. 

The WECHCPC supports the following local events:

  • Annual Sports Day Festival; Lord Roberts Annex
  • Vancouver Sun Run, BMO Marathon, Scotiabank Half Marathon
  • Celebration of Light
  • Parades: Chinese New Year, St Patrick’s Day, Pride, Santa Claus
  • Strawberry Festival; West End Seniors Network
  • Rockin’ in the Park; Coal Harbour Community Centre

If you would like the WECHCPC to conduct activities, host a table at your community event, or provide a safety presentation to your group, please call the office or e-mail. We will need a minimum of three weeks notice.