13th Annual Mayor's Community Safety Awards

The 13th Annual Mayor's Community Safety Awards were presented to City Council on Monday, November 20, 2023 to two individuals and four groups who make a positive impact on Community Safety and Well-Being.

The recipients of a Mayor's Community Safety Award from 2023 are:

Community Hero Award: Jon Green

Young Leader Award: Winner McGuire

Outstanding Community Project: Expressive Arts Program, People with Lived Experience Advisory Committee, Voices of Youth Project, Poverty-Free Thunder Bay

Watch a video for each award recipient, and get more information about there community project by visiting the page for the 13th Annual Mayor's Community Safety Awards.

2021-2025 Community Safety & Well-Being Plan

Phase 2 of the Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) process is complete and a CSWB Plan has been submitted to the Province. 

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Voluntary Local Review

Thunder Bay’s first Voluntary Local Review (VLR) of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals was released on October 31, 2022, coinciding with the UN’s World Cities Day. The City is among a growing list of communities who have conducted a Voluntary Local Review.  Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an important framework for making communities safer and healthier. VLRs can be powerful accelerators for localizing the Sustainable Development Goals, as they provide communities with a framework to track and report on SDGs at the local level. This is a critical tool for city planning and development, and contributing to greater sustainability at the national level.

In order for Canada to meet its targets, all orders of government, including municipalities, must do their part to track local indicators and meet their targets. 

A Population Level Indicators report was prepared as part of the CSWB Plan. The report uses the Sustainable Development Goals framework and includes 30 local indicators, which will be tracked over time to assess progress towards achieving locally identified goals.

National Scan of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

In partnership with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention, we launch the report: National Scan of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Prevention and Intervention Approaches on November 8, 2022 during the Canadian Municipal Network’s Annual Virtual Conference. This report is the result of a project to help identify evidence-based and promising practices related to the prevention and mitigation of ACEs that are currently being implemented across Canada. We are hoping this scan will help identify some successful prevention and mitigation interventions that can be explored for implementation in Thunder Bay and District.

2021 respect. awards

Visit the respect. page to learn about the 2021 award recipients who exemplify the principles of respect. in our community. 

About us

The Thunder Bay Community Safety & Well-Being Council (CSWB) is a local government approach to crime prevention, community safety and well-being. Municipalities are at the grassroots level, closest to citizens, and understand best how to improve community safety.

The CSWB uses an evidence-based, social development approach effective in addressing the many risk factors known to be at the root of crime. Crime prevention recognizes that multiple complex social, economic, health and environmental factors lead to criminal behaviour and victimization.

Our Council is made up of members representing many sectors, bringing to the table experts in social services, education, enforcement, child welfare, justice, mental health, substance use, Indigenous services, victim services, youth services and much more.

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