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What is the Bear Clan Patrol?

The Bear Clan Patrol is a community based solution to crime prevention, providing a sense of safety, solidarity and belonging to both its members and to the communities they serve.  This is achieved through relationship building and demonstrating a way of being that works in harmony with the broader community. 

How is the Bear Clan Patrol Guided?

The Bear Clan-Thunder Bay Chapter is guided by a Council of grandmothers and mothers (Council), that will determine the need for community patrols.  Patrols will be scheduled based on availability of volunteers and the needs of the community as determined by the Council. 

When was the First Training held in Thunder Bay?

Nishnawbe Aski Nation hosted a Bear Clan Patrol training session in Thunder Bay with James Favel, president and founder of Bear Clan Patrol Inc. on December 13, 2016. A total of 32 volunteer participants attended this full day training session. Participants came from all walks of life including:

  • First Responders
  • Mental/Addications Worker
  • NAN Employees
  • Single Parents
  • Student Counsellors from Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC), Matawa & Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFC)
  • Front-line Crisis intervention workers
  • Community Volunteers

Bear Clan Patrol Procedures Manual

The Bear Clan Patrol Procedures Manual has been developed to provide reference and guidance for Bear Clan Patrol Inc. Patrol members in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It may also be made available to other communities to assist their establishment of similar Patrols.

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