Seeking input on Halton’s Community Safety & Well-Being Plan

Halton Region, Halton Regional Police Service and the Halton Regional Police Services Board want to hear from you!

According to Statistics Canada’s Crime Severity Index, Halton is ranked as one of the safest regional municipalities in Canada. Halton Region and the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) are continually working with our community partners on key issues such as community safety to ensure we are doing all we can to keep Halton safe. However, there is always more that we can do to support safety and well-being in our communities.

Halton Region and the HRPS recently partnered to develop a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWB) for Halton. The goal of the plan is to strengthen collaboration amongst ourselves and our community partners to support individuals who may be vulnerable in our community and to build safe and healthy communities.

Community safety and well-being planning is about proactively responding to issues in our communities in areas like 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 (before there is a crisis).

The draft Plan is now ready for review. 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 that will take place in Halton municipalities in June and July to learn about the plan and provide their input. Those interested can also provide feedback by completing a survey at halton.ca/safetyandwell-being.

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

You can register at halton.ca/safetyandwell-being to attend any of these sessions.

Halton Region is committed to improving access to services for residents by working closely with our community partners on key issues including mental health, access to nutritious food, supports for families, older adults and newcomers and community safety. Together, we make Halton a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report”.