Community Safety & Wellbeing Plan

Part of legislative amendments to the Police Services Act, 1990, required every municipal council to be responsible for preparing and adopting a Community Safety and Well Being Plan (CSWB plan). This requirement for CSWB planning came into force on January 1, 2019, and municipalities were to have two years from that date to prepare and adopt a plan (i.e., by January 1, 2021). This deadline was extended six (6) months to July 1, 2021 by the Ministry of the Solicitor General as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Under the legislation, the responsibility to prepare and adopt a CSWB plan applied to single, lower-tier, and regional municipalities; however, municipalities had the discretion and flexibility to develop joint plans with surrounding municipalities or First Nation communities.

The Townships of Central Frontenac, North Frontenac, South Frontenac and Frontenac Islands undertook this process collectively, and engaged the services of consultants Jane Torrance and Stephanie Gray (Big Thinking), to complete the plan as prescribed by legislation. A multi-sectoral Advisory Committee was assembled to work with these consultants to develop the plan. South Frontenac’s representative on that Committee was former Police Services Board Committee member David Herrington.

The plan was completed as required by the legislation, including consultation consisting of surveys, stakeholder interviews and input from the Advisory Committee and via a well-attended “Partner Day”. The Advisory Committee members, consisting largely of community agencies representing the region, have expressed their willingness to continue working towards implementing the strategies outlined in this plan, alongside the Townships.

Community Safety & Well-being Plan 

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