What is Positive Tickets?
Positive Tickets is a program that rewards youth safety by recognizing safe practices by issuing ‘positive tickets’ to youth out in the community who exhibit positive behaviours or practices.
Facilitators (CCPES staff/directors/volunteers, local RCMP members, Block Watch Captains, & other appropriate community representatives) ‘catch’ Children or Youth displaying positive behaviours or actions around the community and reward them with a ‘ticket’ which they can redeem at our Mill Bay Office location (2B 845 Deloume rd.) for a coupon or gift card for a fun free activity or prize.
The tickets Children/Youth receive can be redeemed for merchandise or vouchers in the value of between $10.00 and $15.00. Every ticket given out will be entered in a grand Prize draw to be drawn at an annual event (date to be announced). We are hoping to have at least 20 grand prizes this year!
Youth may receive a ticket for a number of positive behaviours including:
- Practicing personal safety – such as wearing a bike helmet or other protective/high visibility items
- Doing various good deeds
- Participating in community activities
- Demonstrating community pride – such as picking up trash or removing graffiti
- Deterring crime
- Adhering to school crossing rules
- Being a role model for others
Positive tickets are awarded to youth by RCMP members, Block Watch Captains/Co Captains, and Community Policing members to initiate relationships between youth, their community, and local businesses, as well as offer opportunity for officers to interact with youth in an informal/less authoritative manner to create positive relationships and deter future crime in youth populations.