Building Safer Communities - RISE

RISE is a collaborative imitative that brings together different voices from our community with one common goal: Building a Safer Community. There are programs, resources, events, and more all made possible through the Building Safer Communities Grant Program.

Young Community Members Giving Feedback at an Engagement Event

In partnership with the Ridge Meadows RCMP, and supported by the Building Safer Communities Fund, RISE aims to prevent youth involvement in gun and gang activities by offering programs and services to youth ages 10 to 18. These include recreational activities such as basketball and sound engineering, educational workshops, and wrap around outreach and counseling supports for youth and families.

Five circles sit on a banner with drawings, titled by text. Share your thoughts: two people talking. Participate in art: a paintbrush. Enjoy food: a slice of pizza. Check out the studio: a pair of over-ear headphones. Play basketball: a basketball on a court.

Programs, Initiatives, Services, Resources

RISE has partnered with School District No 42, Night Hoops Basketball Society, Community Services, Friends in Need Food Bank, Fraser Health, and a variety of additional community partners to develop and implement a variety of new and engaging prevention-based programs for pre-teens and youth ages 10 to 24. 

Community Engagement & Education:

  • Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs) Workshop 
    • An educational workshop facilitated by Fraser Health for youth services providers. 
  • Community Youth Summit “YOLO” (Youth Offering Listening Opportunities) 
    • Maple Ridge Community Services is working in partnership with RISE and a variety of young people and youth service providers to host a community youth summit initiated and led by youth.


Youth Snack and Meal Program
Friends in Need Food Bank Society provides snacks and meals at the beginning of each week during the school year based on the needs identified by participating schools.
School’s OutSchool’s Out is a program for pre-teens offering a variety of play-based indoor and outdoor activities, with a focus on active games, arts and social recreation in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.
After School ActiveAfter School Active is a supervised drop-in program for pre-teens offering a variety of youth-initiated indoor activities (ping pong, billiards, arcade games, rock climbing, skateboarding/scootering, boardgames), with a focus on active and social recreation in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. 
Movie NightsThis movie night series provides pre-teens and youth with a safe, fun, supervised and inclusive environment to hang out with friends and make new ones.
Girls Only BasketballGirls Only Basketball provides a safe and inclusive experience for girls to participate in recreational basketball. Girls Only Basketball offers participants a chance to learn and grow in a supervised and supportive environment. There are no, skill-level, or economic barriers to participation.
The Studio Coming SoonThe Studio at the Greg Moore Youth Centre - Podcast Recording, Mixing Music, Photo & Video Editing program. Youth will have access to record, edit, mix, and master digital audio using industry standard recording studio technology.
Night Hoops BasketballNight Hoops Basketball provides an inclusive experience for youth to participate in late night basketball programming and offers them a chance to learn and grow in a supervised and supportive environment. A fundamental principle of Night Hoops is inclusion; there are no gender, skill-level or economic barriers to participation.


  • Family & Youth Resource Support Team (FYRST)
    • FYRST is an early intervention program lead by Police Services and the RCMP that works with youth grades 4-11 (ages 10-17), and their families, who may be demonstrating risk factors of negative decision making (mild-moderate negative choice behaviour) which could lead to a gang entrenched lifestyle and criminal activity. The team is made up of an RCMP Youth Liaison Officer, Youth & Family Counsellor, and a Youth Outreach Worker

More Information and Registration

For more information on, or how to register for RISE programs, services and initiatives please visit our latest guide.

These organizations are partners in Rise. The City of Maple Ridge's logo, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP's) logo.

Thank you to our community partners!

  • Ridge Meadows RCMP
  • School District No. 42
  • Community Services
  • Friends in Need Food Bank
  • Night Hoops Basketball Society
  • Fraser Health

3 project pillars: Community engagement, prevention, intervention.