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To reduce the fear and incidence of crime thereby working towards an improvement of the quality of life by promoting Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) in Ontario and throughout Canada.

Who We Are 

CPTED Ontario (pronounced sep-ted) was developed in 2001 as an Association with a mission to reduce crime thereby working towards an improvement of the quality of life by promoting Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles in Ontario.

What We Do 

CPTED Ontario's vision is to promote safe community design through advocacy, education and networking.

How We Do It

CPTED Ontario provides resource materials through educational pamphlets, newsletters and an active website, hands on training, conferences and zone meetings. All resources cover a wide variety of themes and topics that will help educate and promote CPTED Ontario's three Principles.


CPTED Principles

When applying CPTED, there are three underlying principles:




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News & Events


Due to premature end of the CPTED Ontario General Meeting of January 28, 2021,  we have rescheduled the meeting in its entirety to: 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

CPTED Ontario General Membership (virtual) Meeting

for CPTED Ontario members only.

Presentation: "Building Bridges - The Future of  CPTED in Canada"

Steve Woolrich - Principal, RethinkUrban and Greg Smith - Principal, Urban Security Innovation

The presentation will be 10:00 -10:30 am and to be followed by the CPTED Ontario General Membership Meeting

This will be a ZOOM meeting.... if you wish to attend, please request an invite at cptedontario@gmail.com

See the News and Event Sections for

The General Membership Meeting Agenda



Benefits of becoming a Cpted Ontario Member

  • access to our website member's area

  • internal directory of practitioners

  • invitation to annual zone meetings

  • networking opportunities with other professions that share common needs an concerns

  • a discounted price to the annual conference

  • access to resource library

  • latest CPTED developments

  • quarterly newsletter

Click on the above title to download the form. Please send the completed form to cptedontario@gmail.com.

“CPTED is good planning. It is where you start and augment with good procedural and physical security.”


Timothy D. Crowe - Author, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design



CPTED By-laws

course Guidelines

If considering taking a CPTED course, the following guidelines will help you evaluate the course being considered.

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