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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 the Plan through consultation process held during the summer. The final Plan was approved by Halton Regional Council on November 15, 2017. The Plan was formally launched at the Halton Community Safety and Well-Being Symposium on November 27, 2017.

Issue identification and action response process

Halton’s Plan establishes a process for community partners and organizations with planning responsibilities in areas like policing, social services, healthcare, education and public health to work together to identify and address to key issues that impact safety and well-being in the community. This occurs through the creation of action tables that will be established to respond to issues that meet criteria in the Plan and require a collaborative response.

For more information on how the process works, or to consider bringing a safety and well-being issue forward to the Plan’s leadership group, please email or call 311. 

Community consultation

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More than 500 people participated in the consultation process in 2017 by completing an online survey and/or attending meetings/presentations that were held in Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. Participants identified key community safety and well-being issues that helped determine the focus for the Plan.

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 collaboration, planning and action to enhance how Halton Region and the Halton Regional Police Service work with our partners to identify and address key safety and well-being issues
  • seven preliminary issues for attention that will help set an initial action focus for the Plan
  • an overview of community safety and well-being planning
  • examples of initiatives that are contributing to the health, safety and well-being of Halton residents

How do I get more information?

For questions or further information please contact or call 311.