Community Engagement: Share Your Thoughts on the 24/7 Online Forum  

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

Your voice matters!

There's still time to participate!

We are working closely with partners across Thunder Bay to inform the development of this plan. 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.  

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

Thank you to everyone who attended the March 2021 Virtual Community Forums! We value your insight and ideas to help shape Thunder Bay’s Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Plan.

Community Information Session Video: 

What We Heard

In the 2020 Phase 1 of Community Engagement process, many people shared their thoughts about how to improve community safety and well-being in Thunder Bay. This feedback helped shape next steps including the identification of six priority areas.

Read the What We Heard report.


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.


Contact Information

Email the Crime Prevention Council Coordinator, 625-2554 for more information. Or send feedback via mail to the following address:

Crime Prevention Council Coordinator

City Hall, 2nd Floor

500 Donald St. E

Thunder Bay, ON    P7C 5K4

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