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

Halton Region and the Halton Regional Police Service have developed a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan to enhance how we collaborate with community partners on issues that impact safety and well-being in the region. The Plan recognizes that the safety and well-being of a community are shared responsibilities and outlines a model for collaboration, planning and action to help keep Halton safe and healthy.

The community was invited to provide input on a draft of Plan through a recent public consultation process. The final Plan will be brought forward to Halton Regional Council and the Halton Regional Police Services Board for approval in November 2017.

Launching Halton’s Plan for Collaboration and Action – Community Safety and Well-Being Symposium on November 27, 2017

Community organizations and others that are interested in the Plan are invited to attend Halton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Symposium on November 27, 2017. The event is being held at the Oakville Convention Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. There will be a light breakfast and a networking lunch.

The Symposium will include:

  • An overview of “Community Safety and Well-Being in Halton: A Plan for Collaboration and Action” and next steps by Alex Sarchuk, Halton Region’s Commissioner of Social and Community Services, and Deputy Chief of Police, Nishan Duraiappah, Halton Regional Police Service
  • Remarks from Matthew Torigian, Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Correctional Services 
  • Remarks from Norm Taylor, President, the Global Network for Community Safety
  • A panel discussion on community safety and well-being

To attend, please register online or call 311. Seating is limited.

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Why a community safety and well-being plan for Halton?

  • As Halton continues to grow, it is important to take steps to ensure that we continue to be a safe and healthy community. This includes supporting populations that are vulnerable due to social, economic or health related risk factors and ensuring that Halton is well-positioned to respond to emerging safety and well-being issues. The Plan is a key step to achieve these objectives.

What can I find in the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan?

The Plan includes:

  • a model for enhancing how Halton Region and the Halton Regional Police Service work with our partners to identify and address key safety and well-being issues
  • an overview of community safety and well-being planning
  • examples of initiatives that contribute to the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents

What are the next steps?

  • In June and July, 2017, Halton Region and the Halton Regional Police Service completed community consultation sessions in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville and also gathered feedback through an online survey between June and the end of August.
  • Input collected through the consultations and survey will help inform the development of a final plan, which will be presented to Regional Council in November 2017.
  • For questions, please contact safetyandwell-being@halton.ca.