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Community Safety and Well-Being in Halton: A Plan for Collaboration and Action

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Halton Region and the Halton Regional Police Service have developed a plan to enhance how we collaborate with community partners on issues that impact safety and well-being in Halton.

In 2017, Halton Region and the Halton Regional Police Service introduced a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. The Plan sets out how we work with community partners to improve the safety, health and well-being of Halton residents.

Community input

The community helped to shape the plan and focus on key issues. More than 500 people answered our survey or came out to public meetings held in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville.

Who leads the plan?

Health and safety leaders from across the community came together to create the Plan:

  • Halton Region
  • Halton Regional Police Service
  • Local Health Integration Networks
  • Local hospitals
  • Local boards of education
  • Local municipalities

This group and specific Action Tables (working groups) continue to work with the community to identify key issues and find the right solutions.

Sign-up to receive community safety and well-being updates

Community safety and well-being updates include information about our action tables, CSWB legislation, initiatives aligned to the Plan and other general information about community safety.

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What are the issues?

Our partners and experts are working together to address these key issues:

Enhancing access to mental health supports for children and youth

Making it easier for families, children and youth to access mental health services.

Creating a more coordinated approach to homelessness

Finding a better way to support residents who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Improving the response to sexual assault

Making recommendations to improve how sexual assaults are investigated.

Supporting youth exiting child welfare services

Exploring ways to connect more youth exiting the care of child welfare service to education, training and employment.

Reducing harmful alcohol consumption

Finding ways to reduce unsafe alcohol use in Halton.

Creating greater coordination between mental health services

A mental health and addictions working group is looking at ways to improve how community partners plan and work together to best serve the community.

Reducing isolation among older adults

Improving how we identify and support older adults who are isolated or at risk of isolation.

Do you have an issue you want to talk about?

The community can make their voice heard and bring forward issues by emailing safetyandwell-being@halton.ca or calling 311.

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