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Crime Prevention Home Page


The Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council brings members together to advise City Council on how to make a Safer Thunder Bay for everyone. Community Safety and Well Being Strategy is available upon request.


Thunder Bay is a safe, inclusive and welcoming community.


To enhance the safety and well-being of everyone in Thunder Bay by engaging the community and advancing ideas and actions that reduce crime, social disorder, victimization and fear of crime.

Guiding principles

  • Collaboration: We believe community safety is everyone's responsibility. We work in partnership to build on the strengths, skills and capacities of our community, bridge gaps and solve problems.
  • Evidence-based: We use evidence to understand and address the risk factors of crime and victimization, promote protective factors, strategize plans, implement actions and evaluate results.
  • Inclusion: We see diversity as a source of strength and resilience. The engagement and inclusion of diverse voices, experiences and approaches will help our community thrive.
  • Collaboration: We recognize people have different challenges, circumstances and risks. We value dignity, equity and respect in our attitudes and actions, and support others without judgment.
  • Commitment: We believe the creation of a safe, inclusive and welcoming community takes time, determination and perseverance. We are committed to sustainability and long-term success.

For more information, please view the Terms of Reference. Available upon request.

Welcome from the Chair

Jeff Upton, Crime Prevention Council ChairWelcome to the official web page of the Crime Prevention Council (CPC). We hope that you find information and tools here to assist you in mobilizing our community to prevent crime, increase safety and security, and foster the well-being of everyone in Thunder Bay.

Municipalities play a key role in crime prevention and building safe communities. They provide many direct services and programs that enhance community safety, and foster an integrated approach to reduce and prevent crime and insecurity. Thunder Bay has joined a growing number of municipalities across Canada in setting crime prevention as a top priority, and has adopted and endorsed the CPC's Community Safety & Well-being Strategy is available upon request.

The Strategy takes an evidence-based approach and prioritizes four key areas: Smart on Crime, Safe Women & Children, Strong Neighbourhoods and Empowered Youth.

Together we can develop solutions and use best practices to create a safer city for everyone. I believe this Strategy will make our city a better place to live, work and play - a community we will be even more proud to call home.

Jeff Upton, Chair, Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council

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