Safewalk Expands

News Staff - Fri Aug 29, 2014

As of September 2014, Safewalk will now walk students and clients who have been drinking alcohol the evening of their requested walk. This is a change in our previous zero-tolerance policy to allow a safe way home for those out in the community enjoying a drink. This policy change was created in response to a number of students being turned away from our service because they had been drinking. Safewalk believes that no student should be denied personal safety simply because they have been drinking.

Safewalk will still operate from 7:00pm to 12:45am Monday through Friday, and will now be able to pick clients up from bars and restaurants, as well as anywhere else they may be. Upper limits have been set around intoxication for the safety of the client and the Safewalk volunteers; we will be unable to walk clients who are overly inebriated or cannot stand and speak without assistance. Please book a walk by calling 780 4 WALK ME (492 5563) and speaking with our dispatcher.

For more information, please contact:

Simon Yackulic

External Communications and Media Advisor

University of Alberta Students' Union


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