York Region releases first Community Safety and Well-being Plan
Newmarket – York Regional Council approved the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan for 2022 to 2026. The plan focuses on social development and prevention, aiming to enhance safety and well-being through proactive and targeted community-driven actions.
“York Region remains a destination of choice for residents and businesses and community safety and well-being issues are responsibilities shared by all,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson. “We invite you to join us in this journey as we continue to build a Region where every person can thrive, and every community reaches its full potential.”
The plan’s six strategic objectives will guide how the Region will work with communities to enhance safety and well-being. The plan focuses on communities that can benefit the most, leverages and enhances community assets, and strengthens local capacity to drive change. It will target top opportunities for action, including improving mental well-being, housing and economic stability.
To support the development and implementation of the plan, York Region formed Community Action Tables for focus communities under the plan and will support these community-driven groups to implement the actions identified in the plan over the next four years.
“The plan’s place-based approach enables planning and action to be focused where it is needed most,” said City of Vaughan Regional Councillor Gino Rosati, Chair of Community and Health Services. “As the plan evolves, there will be opportunities to scale up successful initiatives to other communities.”
Regional Council approved the Human Services Planning Board of York Region to serve as an Advisory Committee for the preparation of the plan. Additionally, the plan was developed with input from residents and partners, including local municipalities and York Regional Police.
Under the Police Services Act, 1990, the province requires municipalities to develop a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.
The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 54,000 businesses with 650,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices
Eman Ali, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
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