As of January 1, 2019, the Province of Ontario legislated all communities in the province to create and adopt a Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan (CSWB Plan). Communities may create their own plan or work collaboratively with neighbouring jurisdictions to create a collective CSWB Plan.
A CSWB Plan is not a police led initiative. It is a community framework meant to address the social determinants of health which are known to be closely aligned to the factors that also relate social disorder type issues that impact community safety. The concept is to address the root causes of crime and complex social issues by implementing protective factors to raise the wellbeing of communities. This is typically accomplished by addressing community identified priorities across three pillars by focusing on social development, prevention, and risk intervention.
The communities of Manitoulin Island have come together to engage islanders as a whole in the process to create CSWP Plans for your community. Investigative Solutions Network Inc. have been retained to conduct the community engagements and prepare the respective plans for the individual communities.
The Police Services Act of Ontario requires that certain individuals and groups be engaged to provide input into the CSWB Plan. Individual engagement sessions are planned for a variety of community services partners as well as the elected officials from Manitoulin Island. ISN Inc. will also be hosting a community wide virtual engagement session in order to better explain CSWB and to hear individual community priorities that you would like considered for inclusion in the CSWB Plan.
You are invited to join us through Zoom on June 9, 2021 at 6 pm. Please use the following link to join this public engagement sessions.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 822 3602 5242