Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWP)

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Project Update - May 28, 2021

You’re Invited: Community Safety and Well-Being Plan - Community Open Houses

In addition to the Community Safety and Well-Being survey (details below), three virtual workshops will take place on the following dates/times, each with a different focus. Please self identify which session you would like to attend (registration required):

  • June 10, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Equity groups, or those working on equity issues (e.g. Black community leaders, immigrant services, support for women, etc.).
  • June 15, 2021 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Public (e.g. anyone living or working in Durham region)
  • June 17, 2021 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Service Providers (e.g. libraries, community services, not for profit agencies, educational institutions, outreach centres, etc.)


Project Update - May 21, 2021

We want to hear from you! Complete the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Survey: May 21 - June 18, 2021

The Region of Durham began work on the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWP) and conducted a survey prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-pandemic data and community engagement identified the following priorities:

  • Mental Health
  • Substance Use
  • Homelessness & Basic Needs
  • Criminal Involvement
  • Victimization
  • Social Isolation

A second survey is now being conducted to confirm the needs of those who live or work in Durham. The survey will inform key next steps in the plan’s development and identify if any priority areas have changed during the pandemic.

The survey can be completed two ways:

  1. Online: CSWP Survey
  2. Phone: 1-833-900-CSWP (2797)

Participants can be entered in a draw for a Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) Smart Speaker. For more information, please see the Community Survey Rules and Regulations.

Project Update – February 12, 2021

On December 24, 2020, the Province announced a new Community Safety Well-Being Plan deadline of July 1, 2021. This new deadline was unexpected and we feel it is unrealistic given the demands facing the Region and its partners during the pandemic. Accordingly, the CAO will be writing to the Province (Solicitor General) to request an extension to early 2022. For more information, please read report #2021-INFO-16.

Project Update – October 2020

In April 2020, the CSWP was put on hold so that project members could be redeployed for the pandemic response. As of October 1, 2020 it has been determined by direction from the Steering Committee to resume this important work. Stay tuned for new material to be posted in the coming weeks, including future engagement opportunities. Thank you for your support. We look forward to working with you again soon.

Media Update - March, 2020

Watch Senior Planner Kiersten Allore-Engel chat with Cst. Darryl Rice about #DurhamRegion’s new Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWP). The CSWP interview starts at the 14:50 mark: https://rogerstv.com/show?lid=12&rid=2&sid=8050&gid=329295


Project Description

Why is Durham Region Developing a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan?

Across the province, communities are required to develop Community Safety and Well-Being Plans (CSWP). The Police Services Act requires that the plan be developed regionally in partnership with Durham Regional Police Service and in collaboration with local area municipalities, community partners and the public.

What is Community Safety and Well-Being?

Community safety and well-being describes a place where everyone feels safe, has a sense of belonging, where individuals and families can meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income, and social and cultural expression.

What will the Plan Include?

The Province requires the CSWP to include the following:

  • Local priority risk factors.
  • Identify programs and strategies to address those factors.
  • Measurable outcomes to ensure that the strategies are effective.

How Can You Participate?

Community engagement is a critical component of plan development. Here are ways you can get involved:

  • Subscribe to receive project updates.
  • Complete the community survey


Project Update - May 28, 2021

You’re Invited: Community Safety and Well-Being Plan - Community Open Houses

In addition to the Community Safety and Well-Being survey (details below), three virtual workshops will take place on the following dates/times, each with a different focus. Please self identify which session you would like to attend (registration required):

  • June 10, 2021 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Equity groups, or those working on equity issues (e.g. Black community leaders, immigrant services, support for women, etc.).
  • June 15, 2021 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Public (e.g. anyone living or working in Durham region)
  • June 17, 2021 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Service Providers (e.g. libraries, community services, not for profit agencies, educational institutions, outreach centres, etc.)


Project Update - May 21, 2021

We want to hear from you! Complete the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Survey: May 21 - June 18, 2021

The Region of Durham began work on the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWP) and conducted a survey prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-pandemic data and community engagement identified the following priorities:

  • Mental Health
  • Substance Use
  • Homelessness & Basic Needs
  • Criminal Involvement
  • Victimization
  • Social Isolation

A second survey is now being conducted to confirm the needs of those who live or work in Durham. The survey will inform key next steps in the plan’s development and identify if any priority areas have changed during the pandemic.

The survey can be completed two ways:

  1. Online: CSWP Survey
  2. Phone: 1-833-900-CSWP (2797)

Participants can be entered in a draw for a Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) Smart Speaker. For more information, please see the Community Survey Rules and Regulations.

Project Update – February 12, 2021

On December 24, 2020, the Province announced a new Community Safety Well-Being Plan deadline of July 1, 2021. This new deadline was unexpected and we feel it is unrealistic given the demands facing the Region and its partners during the pandemic. Accordingly, the CAO will be writing to the Province (Solicitor General) to request an extension to early 2022. For more information, please read report #2021-INFO-16.

Project Update – October 2020

In April 2020, the CSWP was put on hold so that project members could be redeployed for the pandemic response. As of October 1, 2020 it has been determined by direction from the Steering Committee to resume this important work. Stay tuned for new material to be posted in the coming weeks, including future engagement opportunities. Thank you for your support. We look forward to working with you again soon.

Media Update - March, 2020

Watch Senior Planner Kiersten Allore-Engel chat with Cst. Darryl Rice about #DurhamRegion’s new Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWP). The CSWP interview starts at the 14:50 mark: https://rogerstv.com/show?lid=12&rid=2&sid=8050&gid=329295


Project Description

Why is Durham Region Developing a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan?

Across the province, communities are required to develop Community Safety and Well-Being Plans (CSWP). The Police Services Act requires that the plan be developed regionally in partnership with Durham Regional Police Service and in collaboration with local area municipalities, community partners and the public.

What is Community Safety and Well-Being?

Community safety and well-being describes a place where everyone feels safe, has a sense of belonging, where individuals and families can meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income, and social and cultural expression.

What will the Plan Include?

The Province requires the CSWP to include the following:

  • Local priority risk factors.
  • Identify programs and strategies to address those factors.
  • Measurable outcomes to ensure that the strategies are effective.

How Can You Participate?

Community engagement is a critical component of plan development. Here are ways you can get involved:

  • Subscribe to receive project updates.
  • Complete the community survey