Update: The Student Association of George Brown College (SAGBC) has temporarily closed the SafeWalk program. The decision was made in consideration of rising COVID-19 numbers and because a lack of students on campus meant the service has been underutilized to this point.
The SA has previously announced it is crediting/refunding students for the SafeWalk fee for the Fall 2020 semester but would continue supporting the program. The program, which provides free walk accompaniment to students on George Brown campuses, will now be closed effective October 29, 2020.
The SAGBC will reassess this decision for the Winter 2021 semester.
SafeWalk provides walk accompaniment to students, staff, and visitors of the George Brown College community. We walk on-campus and off-campus up to 2 km. It is an initiative of the Student Association of George Brown College.
We are available for walks at all three main campuses (Casa Loma, St. James and Waterfront), stationed by the college’s welcome desks, as well as in the Hospitality Building and the Daniels Waterfront building. You can also flag us down any time when on patrol in our yellow SafeWalk vests to get a walk.
The service is available Monday to Thursday from 6:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. and on Fridays from 6:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The service does not operate during the winter and spring breaks, and other days the college is closed.
SafeWalk works in pairs to complete walks within a two-kilometre radius from campus with any student, staff or visitor of the college. SafeWalk staff have extensive training in First Aid, CPR, AED, consent, sexual assault awareness, how to respond to a sexual assault disclosure, Naloxone administration, and Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB).
SafeWalk staff also promote safety awareness and health education. SafeWalk is a pro-active safety measure that improves campus life by creating a safer environment for all.
Staff also conduct nightly safety audits of the campuses, helping to ensure safer spaces for all.
Can’t meet us? Can’t find us? Let us come to you. Call, text, or WhatsApp us at 1-888-210-SAFE (7233) after 6:15 p.m. to have a SafeWalk team meet you anywhere on campus. You can also book a walk online.
If you would like to contact the SafeWalk Coordinator, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-415-5000 Ext. 6395.