2021-2025 Community Safety & Well-Being Plan 

Thank you to everyone who shared their insight and ideas regarding the development of the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. As we move forward, we will continue to work closely with partners throughout Thunder Bay. Public engagement/consultation, including forums, focus groups and online surveys have been part of the information gathering from the community to identify key priorities and chart a path forward.  

 CSWB 2021 Plan 2021 - 2025


For more information, also see the following Population Level Indicator Report and the "What We Heard" Reports for Phase 1 and Phase 2: 

June 2021 Population Level Indicator Report

“What We Heard” Report: Phase 2 

"What We Heard" Report: Phase 1


The Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019, S.O. 2019, c. 1, Sched. 1 Part XVI mandated every municipality across Ontario to prepare and adopt a Community Safety and Well-being Plan by July 2021. The new legislation required a CSWB plan that proactively addresses locally identified priority risks to community safety and well-being. Additional requirements are also outlined in the legislation pertaining to conducting consultations, contents of the plan, and monitoring, evaluating, reporting and publishing the plan.

On March 11, 2019, Thunder Bay City Council appointed the Crime Prevention Council as the Advisory Committee to oversee the development of the CSWB plan for Thunder Bay.

The province has developed a Framework to guide municipalities in this work, which encourages a deeper understanding of four areas to ensure local plans are efficient and effective in making communities safer and healthier. These include Social Development, Prevention, Risk Intervention and Incident Response.


Contact information

Community Safety & Well-Being Thunder Bay
Development & Emergency Services 
Victoriaville Civic Centre 
111 Syndicate Ave. S. Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6S4 
General Manager: Karen Lewis
Coordinator: Lee-Ann Chevrette
Community Safety & Well-being Thunder Bay website

Learn more

  • Review the Six Priority Areas
  • Download the Phase 2 Facilitator's Guide - Available upon request
  • 2017-2020 Safer Thunder Bay Community Safety & Well-Being Strategy. Available upon request.
  • Upstream Approaches Video
  • CSWB-Public Forum Jan 28 2020 - Available upon request.
  • CSWB Community Conversations Facilitator Guide Feb 2020 - Available upon request.

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