The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has been working with multi-sectoral government partners and local community and policing partners to develop the Provincial Approach to Community Safety and Well-Being.
This work began in 2009 with a partnership between the Ministry and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) – together, these two groups initiated the development of a provincial response to crime and victimization.
This collaboration has culminated in both resources and legislation intended to support all communities across Ontario to develop their own Community Safety and Well-Being Plans
Community engagement will include:
Community surveys – Residents of Municipalities across the North Shore (Town of Spanish, Township of the North Shore, Town of Blind River, Municipality of Huron Shores, and the Town of Thessalon) are invited to complete our 2021 Community Engagement Survey.
This survey will be repeated as the implementation of our Plan begins, in order to ensure we are evaluating the impacts of our actions for the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan for the Municipalities across the North Shore.
In the spirit of community partnership, the Municipality of Huron Shores, Town of Thessalon, Town of Blind River, Township of the North Shore, and Town of Spanish, as well as the organizations who serve them, have come together to create one collaborative Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWBP). The joint CSWBP will strengthen how we collaborate with partner organizations serving residents living in our region and will provide a community of support for committees already tackling the important issues that impact safety and well-being among our communities. Specifically, this CSWBP provides a model for collaboration, planning and action that will shape how our Municipalities identify and respond to current and emerging issues through on-going engagement with community stakeholders and regular assessment of local data. In many respects, the CSWBP formalizes and coordinates the strong history of collaboration, and it also documents and builds on successful initiatives that are already improving safety and enhancing the well-being of our vulnerable populations.
Crime Prevention in Ontario – A Framework for Action – Booklet 1
Community Safety and Well-Being in Ontario – A Snapshot of Local Voices – Booklet 2
Community Safety and Well-Being Planning Framework – A Shared Commitment in Ontario – Booklet 3