Survey-Community Safety & Well-Being

Posted On Monday February 22, 2021

The Ontario Government of Ontario, under Bill 175, Safer Ontario Act 2019 requires each municipality to develop a Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Plan.

As such, the Town of New Tecumseth is now working in collaboration with the Townships of Essa and Adjala-Tosorontio as well as the Nottawasaga OPP and the County of Simcoe to prepare a CSWB Plan.

CSWB planning supports a multisectoral approach to addressing local priorities. The planning looks at factors that support a sustainable community where citizens feel safe, have a sense of belonging, have access to services, and where individuals and families are able to meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income and social and cultural expression.

The County of Simcoe is working with Avail Consulting to lead the project. The Town of New Tecumseth has been grouped with the Townships of Essa and Adjala-Tosorontio to form the Nottawasaga grouping.

The development of the CSWB Plan starts with considering risk factors such as systematic discrimination affordable housing, poverty, mental health and other social factors that may contribute to crime.

The Nottawasaga working group has identified mental health, housing and job creation as our collective areas of focus.

As one of the first steps in developing the CSWB plan, Avail Consulting has developed a survey focused on CSWB priority areas to introduce the plan to our community as well as to engage with and receive feedback, thoughts and recommendations from our residents.

The survey is now open until March 22, 2021.

Here is the link to the survey: