Small Business Week: Crime Prevention for Businesses

By Vaughan Small Business and Entrepreneurship

SBW newsletter Oct 17-21

Date and Time:

Friday, October 21, 2022

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Tickets: Free

About this event

Learn about financing options for your business at pre-launch, launched, or growth stages from industry experts!

Do you know how to keep your business and workplace safer? This workshop is led by York Region Police’s Crime Prevention Officer Vince Garisto. The workshop is designed for Vaughan local businesses and entrepreneurs whether with brick and mortar locations or home-based businesses, and will share practical knowledge on how to keep your business and the community safe. You will learn about crime prevention services tailored to Vaughan business.




Police Constable Vince Garisto has been a member of York Regional Police since 2000. In total, he has over 23 years of law enforcement experience. Vince has spent the majority of his career serving the community as a front line officer in Vaughan. He also has experience as an investigator and as a member as of the YRP Mental Health Support Team. Vince is currently assigned to Vaughan’s 4 District as the Crime Prevention Officer.

As part of his responsibilities, Vince provides citizens and businesses with security assessments. These CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) assessments or audits lay the foundation for protecting physical structures and deterring criminal activity.

Vince also provides information sessions to community groups and private industry about relevant topics such as: fraud and scam protection, personal and employee safety, de-escalation techniques and how to access York Regional Police services.

As a proud resident of Vaughan, Vince gives back to his community by volunteering as a coach in a wide range of sports over the last fifteen years.

“It is my pleasure to serve the residents of Vaughan and I am committed to keeping Vaughan, one of the safest communities of it’s size, in Canada.” Crime Prevention Officer Vince Garisto.

Small Business Week

Small Business Week helps Vaughan’s business community by providing local entrepreneurs access to the latest programs and business growth best practices.

Events are offered at no cost to entrepreneurs and will be delivered in-person and virtually during the week of October 17-21, 2022. The presenting sponsor for Small Business Week 2022 is Meridian Credit Union and programming is being delivered together with local business support organizations. Registrations are currently open to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

For a full schedule of events, including descriptions, please visit

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