Community safety & well-being is the ideal state of a sustainable community where everyone is safe, has a sense of belonging, opportunities to participate, and where individuals are able to meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income, and social and cultural expression, as defined the Province of Ontario Community Safety & Well-Being Planning Framework.
The Community Safety and Well-Being Planning Framework has four areas of focus to ensure local plans are able to make communities safer and healthier:
- Social Development – Promoting and maintaining community safety and well-being
- Prevention – Proactively reducing identified risks
- Risk Intervention – Mitigating situations of elevated risk
- Incident Response – Critical and non-critical incident response
All municipalities are mandated through the Police Services Act (effective January 1, 2019) to develop and adopt community safety and well-being plans, working in partnership with multi-sectoral agencies and service providers. The City of Brampton, amongst other stakeholders partnered closely with the Region of Peel to develop Peel’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (2020-2024).