Under the Province of Ontario’s Bill 175, Safer Ontario Act (2018), the Ministry of the Solicitor General requires that the Council of every municipality shall prepare and, by resolution, adopt a Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Plan on or before July 1, 2021.
Municipalities have the flexibility to complete this task individually or in partnership with neighbouring municipalities to develop a joint plan. Tay Township has partnered with the Town of Midland, Town of Penetanguishene and the Township of Tiny to develop a joint North Simcoe Community Safety and Well-being Plan.
The Plan will focus on the following three (3) areas of risk:
1. Mental Health and Addictions
2. Attainable Housing
3. Education (with a focus on skilled trade)
CSWB planning involves a collaborative approach including consultations with various sectors, agencies and organizations, including but not limited to, police services, health/mental health services, educational services, community/social services and community services to children/youth and custodial services to children/youth.
The goal of the CSWB Plan is to outline strategies and actions to improve safety and well-being for the community.