Introductory Remarks from CSKA Interim CEO Cal Corley


“Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow”.
– Lawrence Clark Powell

The Community Safety Knowledge Alliance (CSKA) is excited to launch The Journal of Community Safety and Well Being.

Profound changes to the design, organization and co-production of community safety and well being are taking shape in pockets across Canada – most significantly in Saskatchewan and Ontario. Sustaining and improving upon such strategic shifts requires a continuous feed of new evidence-based knowledge that is then translated into purposeful strategies and actions. CSKA does just that. Established in July 2015, CSKA is a government-supported non-profit organization whose research and other activities inform professional practices, community safety and well-being system alignment, and provide evidence-based knowledge to support practitioners and decision makers at all levels.

The Journal is the flagship of our multi-faceted communications strategy aimed at getting important knowledge and information into the hands of those who need it in a timely and digestible manner.

This exciting new medium will provide global reach for those with pertinent knowledge to share as well as for those seeking to develop or expand their own reference base in this evolving field of social science.

I would also like to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone at Multimed Inc., our Canadian-based publisher. And last but not least, deep thanks and appreciation to inaugural Editor-in-Chief, Norman Taylor, whose vision, leadership and steadfast efforts have been critical to all of this. As you will see as the Journal matures, we will all benefit from his efforts.

Cal Corley
Interim CEO,
Community Safety Knowledge Alliance