City seeks input on new Community Safety and Well-being Plan

October 27, 2020

The City of Kingston is seeking resident input as it develops a Community Safety and Well-being Plan (CSWB).  The plan will focus on a collaborative model that will leverage the strengths of all community partners involved in delivering services to people in need. 

The City is looking for your assistance in identifying what issues are most prevalent and have the greatest impact on the safety and wellbeing of residents. Offer your input on the plan at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca by 4 p.m. on Nov. 30. No computer?  Please call 613-546-4291 ext. 4806 and leave a message to request a paper copy of the short survey.

“Kingston is fortunate to have a large number of capable community organizations that want to improve how they work together toward a service delivery model to serve those in need. This plan will help define and address priorities in the community to ensure vulnerable populations receive the help they need from the providers that are best suited to support them,” says Cheryl Hitchen, Social Policy & Strategic Community Development Manager.

Developed with guidance from a CSWB Advisory Committee and leaders from various sectors, the plan will be submitted by the City to the Ministry of the Solicitor General Community Safety later in 2021.

“We are seeking input from community members, based on your experiences,” says Hitchen. This input will guide the further development of the Community Safety and Well-being plan by helping the City to:

  • identify priority areas to be addressed,
  • understand what is currently working well, and
  • what needs to be improved and what might be missing.

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