Community safety and well-being planning starts with community engagement survey

The Town of Saugeen Shores has joined forces with 15 other lower-tier municipalities, Bruce and Grey Counties, eight police services, and more than 30 education, health and social service organizations across Bruce and Grey to prepare a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWBP).

This approach to community safety and well-being planning is extremely collaborative and focuses on addressing the risks in our communities that can lead to crime. The process includes: identification of programs and services in existence that already support community safety and well-being, broad community engagement to identify the risks that exist in communities across Bruce and Grey, and then action planning to address the priority risks for each municipality, as well as Bruce and Grey as a whole.

“We are pleased to be part of this collaborative planning process to streamline our approach to community safety and well-being,” said Mayor Luke Charbonneau. “We encourage everyone to complete the survey and share their views on these important topics.”

The first phase of community engagement includes a survey. Visit cswbp-brucegrey.ca to take the survey today and find out more information about this project. Paper copies are available at the Municipal Office, 620 Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin. The survey will close on March 22, 2020.

Responses will be kept confidential by grouping responses together and by removing any identifying information. Survey responses will be stored on secure severs at Grey County and the Grey Bruce Health Unit, and only the project coordinator and Grey County and Grey Bruce Health Unit staff who are supporting the project will have access to your individual, anonymous responses. The results will be summarized in a report and shared with local stakeholders and partners. A cleaned and de-identified version of the data set will also be posted on a publicly accessible data sharing website. This data set will not include your open-ended responses or any information that could identify you, certain groups (e.g. certain ethnic groups) or organizations.

It takes about 15 minutes to complete the survey that includes questions about your day-to-day life, health, education, employment, and safety experiences. By sharing your experiences and what matters to you, you can help to shape life in Bruce and Grey, determine community priorities, and indicate where you think change is needed.

Community engagement sessions for Saugeen Shores will also be held between March and April, 2020. More information will be posted in the coming months.