Albertans Honoured for their Dedication to Community Safety

The 2016 Community Justice Awards have been presented to recipients from across Alberta in recognition of their local community safety and crime-prevention work.

26833349524_ada3479a2e_kThis year marks the 25th anniversary of the awards event, which was co-hosted with the Medicine Hat Police Service at McDougall Centre in Calgary.

“Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Alberta Community Justice Awards. Your efforts and contributions help ensure Alberta’s communities are safe, strong and resilient. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to community safety.”

Kathleen Ganley, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

“The Medicine Hat Police Service is proud to co-host this 25th annual event and help Alberta Justice and Solicitor General recognize outstanding community justice work in Alberta communities.”

Chief Andy McGrogan, Medicine Hat Police Service

Nominations for the Alberta Community Justice Awards are submitted annually by members of the public. The awards are presented under the categories of leadership, innovation, community mobilization and partnerships and collaboration. The awards event alternates annually between Edmonton and Calgary.

2016 Alberta Community Justice Awards recipients


Stand Off
Kainai Peacemaking Program, for combining traditional Kainai teaching with the principles of restorative justice to help community members resolve disputes with the law.


Aventa Centre of Excellence for Women with Addictions, for providing a holistic and client-centred approach to addictions and trauma recovery.

Community Mobilization

Lethbridge Police Const. Steven Baker, for helping local businesses reduce theft and work together to prevent crime.

Partnerships and Collaboration

RCMP Sgt. Gary Maclaren, for his commitment and efforts to improve the community and build a positive relationship between community members and law enforcement.

Partnerships and Collaboration

Tully R. Johnson, for his lifelong commitment to rural crime watch initiatives.

Partnerships and Collaboration

Peace River
Peace River RCMP Const. Scott Lowe, for reducing crime in the community and building stronger relationships between youth and law enforcement.