Halton Community Safety and Well-Being Symposium Taking Place

Halton Region and Halton police have developed a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan to enhance how their collaboration with community partners on issues that impact safety and well-being in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills.

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 regional council and the Halton police services board for approval this month.

Community organizations and others that are interested in the plan are invited to attend Halton's Community Safety and Well-Being Symposium on Nov. 27.

The event is being held at the Oakville Convention Centre (2515 Wyecroft Rd.) from 9 a.m. until 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.
  • 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, register online or call 311. Seating is limited.

As Halton continues to grow, steps are being taken to ensure it continues 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, officials say.

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

Halton Region and the Halton Regional Police Service completed community consultation sessions across the region and also gathered feedback through an online survey last summer.

Input collected through the consultations and survey will help inform the development of a final plan, which will be presented to Regional Council this month.

For questions, contact safetyandwell-being [at] halton [dot] ca.

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