Community Safety and Well-Being Resources

Target Board showing the stages of the plan: Social Development (Promoting and maintaining community safety and well-being), Prevention (Proactively reducing identified risks), Risk Prevention (Mitigating situations of elevated risk) and Incident Response (Critical and non-critical incident response)The Community Safety and Well-Being Planning Framework consists of four areas of intervention:

  1. Social Development: 
  2. Prevention
  3. Risk Intervention
  4. Incident Response.

While community safety and well-being planning needs to occur in all four areas of the framework, the majority of investments, time and resources should be spent on developing and/or enhancing social development, prevention and risk intervention strategies to reduce the number of individuals, families and communities that reach the point of requiring an incident response.

Developing strategies that are preventative as opposed to reactive will ensure efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of safety and well-being service delivery across Ontario. It is also important to explore more efficient and effective ways of delivering services, including frontline incident response, to ensure those in crisis are receiving the proper supports from the most appropriate service provider.​​

For more information, please watch our series of short YouTube videos which describe the project background and mandate and the planning process linked below.

Project Background and Mandate (4:48 minutes)

 Project background and mandate video

In the first of our three part series, we provide context for the why the project is being undertaken. In brief, we explain the background research that led to the provincial mandate for community safety and well-being planning. We also discuss the legislative requirements and expectations for these plans. 

The CSWB Planning Process (7:27 minutes)

In the second part of this series, we explain the community safety and well-being (CSWB) planning process. We explain the purpose for CSWB planning,
the framework used to develop these plans, and the benefits that these plans provide to our communities ​

Please contact 311 for general information.

For detailed inquiries, please email​​​.​​​​