Public invited to attend Community Safety and Well-Being Symposium November 27

Public invited to attend Community Safety and Well-Being Symposium November 27

Release Date: Nov 6, 2017

Halton Region, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) and the Halton Regional Police Services Board invite the public, service providers, community agencies, businesses and others with an interest in community safety and well-being to attend a Symposium being held on November 27, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road in Oakville. The Symposium will be co-hosted by Halton Regional Chair, Gary Carr and Oakville Mayor and Halton Regional Police Services Board Chair, Rob Burton. Featured guest speakers will include The Honourable Marie-France Lalonde, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Matthew Torigian, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Norm Taylor, President of The Global Network for Community Safety. The event will conclude with a facilitated panel discussion.

Halton Region, HRPS and the Police Services Board have partnered together to develop a Community Safety & Well-Being Plan for Halton (CSWB) to enhance how we collaborate with community partners on issues that impact safety and well-being across 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 as our population continues to grow. The Plan, developed with public input at community consultations and through an online survey, will be presented at the Symposium.

“Halton’s Plan demonstrates a shared commitment to work with our partners and our community to identify and respond to issues affecting community safety and well-being,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Through greater collaboration with community partners, we will ensure Halton remains one of the safest communities in Canada.”

“Halton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan will help us deal more effectively and efficiently with the often complex challenges that generate so many of the calls for service that the police receive,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton, Chair of the Halton Regional Police Services Board.

Seating for the event is limited, so please register by Monday November 13. To learn more about the CSWB Plan or to register for the Symposium, visit halton.ca/safetyandwell-being or call 311.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 500,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.

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Media Contact:
Stacey Hunter
Communications Specialist
Policy Integration & Communications
Halton Region
905-825-6000 ext. 7529
stacey.hunter@halton.ca