Community Safety and Well-Being Planning for the Municipalities of Bruce & Grey

The Plan

The majority of Municipalities of Bruce and Grey have come together with community partners to undertake Community Safety and Well-Being Planning - this process involves the identification of risks across Bruce and Grey related to safety and well-being, and then the creation of a plan to address priority risks, taking a crime prevention approach.

To view the full details of the plan and project, please visit: https://cswbp-brucegrey.ca/

Overview

Collaborative, cross-sector Community Safety and Well-Being Planning leads to numerous benefits for individuals, the broader community, and participating partner agencies and organizations, including:

  • enhanced communication and collaboration among sector, agencies and organizations;
  • stronger families and improved opportunities for healthy child development;
  • healthier, more productive individuals who positively contribute to the community;
  • increased understanding of – and focus on – priority risks, vulnerable groups and neighbourhoods;
  • transformation of service delivery including realignment of resources and responsibilities to better respond to priority risks and needs;
  • increased engagement of community groups, residents and the private sector in local initiatives and networks;
  • enhanced feelings of safety and being cared for, creating an environment that will encourage newcomers to the community;
  • increased awareness, coordination of an access to services for community members and vulnerable groups;
  • more effective, seamless service delivery for individuals with complex needs;
  • new opportunities to share multi-sectoral data and evidence to better understand the community through identifying trends, gaps, priorities and successes; and
  • reduced investment in – and reliance on – incident response.

CSWBP Background

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. Links to these booklets can be found on the “Resources” page.

Take Our Survey

This survey is being hosted by the Grey Bruce Health Unit on behalf of the Municipalities of Bruce and Grey Counties as part of the development of a collaborative Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. The survey, which is meant to be completed by residents of Bruce County or Grey County, will help us understand the current state of well-being and feelings of safety of the residents of Bruce and Grey so we can work together to focus on local actions to improve the quality of life for everyone.

The Plan

The majority of Municipalities of Bruce and Grey have come together with community partners to undertake Community Safety and Well-Being Planning - this process involves the identification of risks across Bruce and Grey related to safety and well-being, and then the creation of a plan to address priority risks, taking a crime prevention approach.

To view the full details of the plan and project, please visit: https://cswbp-brucegrey.ca/

Overview

Collaborative, cross-sector Community Safety and Well-Being Planning leads to numerous benefits for individuals, the broader community, and participating partner agencies and organizations, including:

  • enhanced communication and collaboration among sector, agencies and organizations;
  • stronger families and improved opportunities for healthy child development;
  • healthier, more productive individuals who positively contribute to the community;
  • increased understanding of – and focus on – priority risks, vulnerable groups and neighbourhoods;
  • transformation of service delivery including realignment of resources and responsibilities to better respond to priority risks and needs;
  • increased engagement of community groups, residents and the private sector in local initiatives and networks;
  • enhanced feelings of safety and being cared for, creating an environment that will encourage newcomers to the community;
  • increased awareness, coordination of an access to services for community members and vulnerable groups;
  • more effective, seamless service delivery for individuals with complex needs;
  • new opportunities to share multi-sectoral data and evidence to better understand the community through identifying trends, gaps, priorities and successes; and
  • reduced investment in – and reliance on – incident response.

CSWBP Background

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. Links to these booklets can be found on the “Resources” page.

Take Our Survey

This survey is being hosted by the Grey Bruce Health Unit on behalf of the Municipalities of Bruce and Grey Counties as part of the development of a collaborative Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. The survey, which is meant to be completed by residents of Bruce County or Grey County, will help us understand the current state of well-being and feelings of safety of the residents of Bruce and Grey so we can work together to focus on local actions to improve the quality of life for everyone.