Phase 2 Community Engagement: Join us in March 2021 for our Virtual Community Forums

Everyone has a role to play in safety and well-being, and the City of Thunder Bay is seeking your feedback as we develop Thunder Bay’s Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Plan.

In 2020, we listened to the community’s concerns about safety, well-being, and priorities for action, and now we are seeking your input on actions and strategies for each of the six priority areas.

Your voice matters! Join one or all of our upcoming virtual community forums.

On March 2, we will hold a Virtual Community Information Session to share details about our progress on CSWB planning. This will include a recap on the 2020 Phase 1 Community Engagement sessions and local data review, and a discussion about the resulting six local priorities identified for the plan:


2-Racism and Discrimination

3-Mental Well-Being

4-Community Violence and Gender-based Violence

5-Poverty Reduction and Financial Empowerment

6-Supports for Children, Youth and Families

Register for Information Session: March 2: 6:30-8pm

 We are also holding six Virtual Community Conversations, one for each of the six local priorities.

Register for one or all here:

Housing Consultation Session: March 9: 6:30-8 pm

Racism and Discrimination: March 10: 6:30-8 pm

Mental Well-Being: March 11: 6:30-8 pm

Community Violence with a focus on Gender-Based Violence: March 16: 6:30-8 pm

Poverty Reduction and Financial Empowerment: March 17: 6:30-8 pm

Supports for Children, Youth and Families: March 18: 6:30-8 pm


The Community Safety and Policing Act, 2019, S.O. 2019, c. 1, Sched. 1 Part XVI mandates every municipality across Ontario to prepare and adopt a Community Safety and Well-being Plan by July 2021. The Thunder Bay CSWB plan will outline strategies and actions to improve safety and well-being for everyone in Thunder Bay.

The new legislation requires 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.


Next Steps

We are working closely with partners across Thunder Bay to inform the development of this plan. Public engagement/consultation, including forums, focus groups and an online survey have been part of the information gathering from the community to identify key priorities.

We will continue compiling feedback from the public to inform development of the CSWB plan.

All feedback from Phase 2 Community Engagement sessions will be analyzed and summarized, and reported back to the community.

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