Committee looks at community safety in Bruce and Grey

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Grey and Bruce counties are further acting on their goal of achieving safer communities through the Community Safety and Well-Being Advisory Committee.

The partnership consists of both counties, 16 lower-tier municipalities, eight police services, 14 police service boards, three boards of education, and more than 30 health and social service agencies and community committees.

The Advisory Committee spent the past year analyzing local data, reviewing community assets, and understanding resident perceptions of risks to safety and well- being shared through a community engagement survey.

“We are taking a collaborative approach to creating safer communities. Our approved plan allows us to leverage resources, implement priority actions, and address emerging issues through further engagement with our residents and key partners. We look forward to continue building safe and healthy communities with all who call our region home,” stated Bruce County Warden Janice Jackson.

The committee will be focused on five areas they’ve deemed a priority. They include; Addiction and Substance Use, Mental Health, Crime Prevention, Housing and Homelessness, and Poverty and Income.

To evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on resident perceptions of safety and well-being, the committee has launched the community engagement survey for a second time. This survey runs until May 16th.

The survey can be accessed on the CSWBP website at cswbp-brucegrey.ca.