Community Safety and Well-Being plan

Updated

Everyone has a role to play in the Safety and Well-being of a community, and for the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry the safety and
well-being of our residents is the highest priority. This Community Safety and Well-Being Plan will provide us with a roadmap for how to approach some of the tough issues that our residents face.

As of January 1, 2019, the Province has legislated municipalities under the Police Services Act to develop and adopt Community Safety and Well-being Plans (CSWB) which outline strategies and actions to improve safety and well-being for everyone.

In 2019, Morris-Turnberry and the eight other lower-tier municipalities in Huron County joined forces with representatives from various sectors such as police, education, health, child welfare, social services, community organizations, and other committees to initiate the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan planning process. At the June 15, 2021 Regular Council Meeting the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry Council adopted the final Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. The adopted Community Safety and Well-Being Plan can be viewed here.

 

For Immediate Release

Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan for Town of Goderich, Township of Howick, Municipality of South Huron, Municipality of Bluewater, Municipality of Central Huron, Municipality of Huron East, Township of North Huron, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry and Township Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh

HURON COUNTY, ON – The nine municipalities in Huron worked in partnership to develop the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWB).
“The CSWB is the culmination of a lot of hard work by many people and organizations across Huron,” said Michaela Johnston, Chair Community Safety and Well-Being Working Group “The goal of the plan is to establish a roadmap for how partners can collaborate across sectors to make communities safer, more inclusive and resilient, and create an environment where everyone can thrive. We’re proud to share the results with our communities.”
In the wake of changes made to the Ontario Police Services act in 2019, municipalities were required to develop and adopt plans addressing root causes of crime and other complex social issues by looking at them holistically instead of in isolation, taking into account factors such as social development and prevention.
Working with representatives from a broad spectrum including social and community organizations, school boards, boards of health and the police service, the municipalities in Huron built the CSWB. Partners used surveys, working groups, interviews, virtual public consultations and a youth advisory committee to gather opinion for the wide-ranging plan. This summer, the municipalities will continue their collaboration, developing a process to put CSWB findings into action.

For any questions, please speak with Kim Johnston at 519-887-6137 Ext. 224 or kjohnston@morristurnberry.ca