Halton Region and the Halton Regional Police Services Board seek input on Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

Halton Region and the Halton Regional Police Services Board seek input on Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

Release Date: Jun 5, 2017

Halton Region, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) and the Police Services Board have partnered to develop a Community Safety & Well-Being Plan that will focus and coordinate local government, community and volunteer resources to make Halton neighbourhoods safer, healthier and more successful. We are now seeking improvements to the draft Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, which has been created in consultation with dozens of community groups and agencies over the last year.

The Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, when adopted, will set out ways to strengthen how Halton Region, the HRPS and community partners work together to support vulnerable populations and create safer and healthier communities.

A draft of the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan is now ready for review and Halton Region and HRPS are soliciting comments and suggestions. Halton residents, service providers, community agencies, businesses and others with an interest in community safety and well-being issues are invited to attend public consultations taking place in each local Halton municipality in June and July to learn about the plan and provide their input.

"Building safer and healthier communities is a shared responsibility," said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. "The Plan expands on our commitment to work with the Halton Regional Police Service and community partners by creating a model to identify and address emerging issues and trends that impact safety and well-being in our community. I encourage you to attend one of our consultation sessions or provide your input through an online survey."

Community safety and well-being planning is about proactively responding to issues in our communities in areas such as mental health, neighbourhood safety, addictions, housing and homelessness, and social isolation so that those in need of help receive the right response at the right time, rather than after a crisis develops.

"Responding to community needs is at the forefront of our community policing approach," said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton, Chair of the Halton Regional Police Services Board. "Halton's Community Safety and Well-Being Plan will enable us to respond to issues as they emerge and before they take deeper root. This will allow us to keep our longstanding distinction as Canada's safest regional municipality."

Public consultation sessions on Community Safety & Well-Being in Halton: A Plan for Collaboration and Action will be held at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, June 20, 9 to 11 a.m., Burlington Lions Club (Lions Hall), 471 Pearl Street, Burlington
  • Tuesday, June 20, 6 to 8 p.m., Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (Black Box Theatre), 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville
  • Tuesday, June 27, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Gellert Community Centre (Kinsmen Hall B), 10241 8 Line, Georgetown
  • Wednesday, July 12, 6 to 8 p.m., Milton Sports Centre (Optimist Room), 605 Santa Maria Boulevard, Milton

Register online at halton.ca/safetyandwell-being to attend a session.

In addition to the consultation sessions, the public is also invited to provide input on the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan by completing a brief online survey. For more information on the Plan or to complete the online survey, visit halton.ca/safetyandwell-being or call 311.

The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 550,000 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, dial 311 or visit Halton Region's website at halton.ca.

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Media Contacts

John Winkels
Communications Advisor
Policy Integration & Communications
Halton Region
905-825-6000, ext. 7490
john.winkels@halton.ca