Community Safety and Well-Being Planning

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Effective Jan. 1, 2019, new legislation mandates all Ontario municipalities to prepare and adopt a community safety and well-being (CSWB) plan that proactively addresses locally identified priority risks to community safety and well-being. Additional requirements are also outlined in the legislation pertaining to conducting consultations, contents of the plan, and monitoring, evaluating, reporting and publishing the plan.

On March 11, 2019, Thunder Bay City Council appointed the Crime Prevention Council as the Advisory Committee to oversee the development of the CSWB plan for Thunder Bay.

The province has developed a Framework to guide municipalities in this work, which encourages a deeper understanding of four areas to ensure local plans are efficient and effective in making communities safer and healthier. These include Social Development, Prevention, Risk Intervention and Incident Response.

We are working closely with partners across Thunder Bay to inform the development of this plan. Public engagement/consultation, including forums, focus groups and an online survey, took place in early 2020 to gather input from the community on its priorities for community safety and well-being.

Have Your Say:

  • A public community forum was held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Thank you to everyone who participated!

  • An online survey was available for members of the public to complete, which closed Feb. 28, 2020.


Next steps involve compiling data from the public and organizational engagement forums and the online survey to inform development of the plan. The plan is scheduled to be complete Jan. 1, 2021.




Effective Jan. 1, 2019, new legislation mandates all Ontario municipalities to prepare and adopt a community safety and well-being (CSWB) plan that proactively addresses locally identified priority risks to community safety and well-being. Additional requirements are also outlined in the legislation pertaining to conducting consultations, contents of the plan, and monitoring, evaluating, reporting and publishing the plan.

On March 11, 2019, Thunder Bay City Council appointed the Crime Prevention Council as the Advisory Committee to oversee the development of the CSWB plan for Thunder Bay.

The province has developed a Framework to guide municipalities in this work, which encourages a deeper understanding of four areas to ensure local plans are efficient and effective in making communities safer and healthier. These include Social Development, Prevention, Risk Intervention and Incident Response.

We are working closely with partners across Thunder Bay to inform the development of this plan. Public engagement/consultation, including forums, focus groups and an online survey, took place in early 2020 to gather input from the community on its priorities for community safety and well-being.

Have Your Say:

  • A public community forum was held on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. Thank you to everyone who participated!

  • An online survey was available for members of the public to complete, which closed Feb. 28, 2020.


Next steps involve compiling data from the public and organizational engagement forums and the online survey to inform development of the plan. The plan is scheduled to be complete Jan. 1, 2021.




  • This survey is now closed

    The City of Thunder Bay’s Crime Prevention Council is looking for your feedback to help develop a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

    The plan will provide a model for collaboration, planning, and action to shape how current and emerging issues are responded to through ongoing engagement with community stakeholders. The survey includes questions about your life in Thunder Bay, including well-being and sense of safety. 

    By sharing your experiences and what matters to you, you help to shape life in Thunder Bay, determine our community priorities, and indicate where you think change is most needed.

    The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept confidential, and only overall results, without individual identifying information, will be shared. 

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