Community Safety & Well-being Plan

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The County of Brant is developing its Community Safety and Well-being plan as required by the new legislative amendments to the Police Services Act. This will be undertaken in a collaborative manner through an advisory committee comprised of representation from Police and local service providers including health/mental health, education, community/social services and children/youth services, community partners and community members.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of the Solicitor General has given municipalities an extension until July 1, 2021 to prepare and adopt their Community Safety and Well-being plan.

The process to develop the plan will include:

  • Identification of priority areas to address community needs
  • Identification of existing programs and services that support community safety and well-being
  • Community engagement to identify the assets, gaps and risks that exist in the County of Brant
  • Action planning to address priority areas.

The goal of the plan is to support and promote sustainable communities where everyone feels safe, has a sense of belonging, access to services and where individuals and families are able to meet their education, health care, food, housing, income, social and cultural needs.

The Community Safety & Well-being Advisory Committee and community partners have identified six local priorities for further investigation and collaboration. Community and service provider engagement will focus on more detailed feedback to inform desired outcomes and strategies within;

  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • Youth services
  • Seniors services
  • Housing
  • Family services
  • Diversity Awareness

The Province has provided a framework that supports the mandatory legislative requirements. This framework outlines the tasks, roles and timelines that are required for the County of Brant to take in order to be in compliance with the new legislation.

Engage with Us! If you have questions, please contact the staff listed on the right side menu.  We are happy to answer any questions.

Thank you for your participation!  View the Community Safety and Well-being Plan.



The County of Brant is developing its Community Safety and Well-being plan as required by the new legislative amendments to the Police Services Act. This will be undertaken in a collaborative manner through an advisory committee comprised of representation from Police and local service providers including health/mental health, education, community/social services and children/youth services, community partners and community members.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of the Solicitor General has given municipalities an extension until July 1, 2021 to prepare and adopt their Community Safety and Well-being plan.

The process to develop the plan will include:

  • Identification of priority areas to address community needs
  • Identification of existing programs and services that support community safety and well-being
  • Community engagement to identify the assets, gaps and risks that exist in the County of Brant
  • Action planning to address priority areas.

The goal of the plan is to support and promote sustainable communities where everyone feels safe, has a sense of belonging, access to services and where individuals and families are able to meet their education, health care, food, housing, income, social and cultural needs.

The Community Safety & Well-being Advisory Committee and community partners have identified six local priorities for further investigation and collaboration. Community and service provider engagement will focus on more detailed feedback to inform desired outcomes and strategies within;

  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • Youth services
  • Seniors services
  • Housing
  • Family services
  • Diversity Awareness

The Province has provided a framework that supports the mandatory legislative requirements. This framework outlines the tasks, roles and timelines that are required for the County of Brant to take in order to be in compliance with the new legislation.

Engage with Us! If you have questions, please contact the staff listed on the right side menu.  We are happy to answer any questions.

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  • Phase 2 Rural Safety Study

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    Researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University are seeking participants for a research study about the experiences of safety and wellbeing by rural residents of the County of Brant.

    This study has been reviewed and approved by the Wilfrid Laurier University Research Ethics Board (REB #6812). This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

    Researchers, led by Carrie Sanders, PhD, are studying the experiences of safety and wellbeing by rural residents of the County of Brant. Phase 1 of the study interviewed five participants in order to create a five-podcast miniseries that will be played for focus groups in Phase 2 of the study and will be publicly available in the WLU Centre of Research on Security Practices CRSP Talk (https://crsp-talk.simplecast.com). Phase 2 of the study will use the podcasts developed in Phase 1 to better understand experiences of rural residents through five focus groups. Based on data acquired through the focus groups, a set of recommendations will be created and given to the County of Brant Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan Committee about rural experiences of safety and wellbeing.

    Researchers are currently recruiting 20 people to participate in one of five focus groups for Phase 2 of the study.

    Participants for this phase of the study will:

    • Be residents of the County of Brant but live outside of the boundaries of Paris. This study is about rural experiences.
    • Be residents of the County of Brant for at least two years.
    • Be comfortable speaking about crime, safety, and wellbeing in their community.
    • Be willing to participate in one two-hour focus group with other 4 other community members.
    • Speak on issues of safety and wellness from diverse points of view. Participants from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to consider learning more about the study.

    If you are interested in learning more about this study and the opportunity to participate in a focus group about safety and wellbeing in the County of Brant, please contact:

    Jocelyn Booton, MSSW

    jbooton@wlu.ca

    548-885-1015

    *Researchers cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to participate in this phase of the study. $20 in gift cards will be offered as compensation for participants in Phase 2 of the study.

    If you have questions at any time about the study or the procedures you may contact the Principal Investigator, Carrie Sanders, PhD at csanders@wlu.ca.

  • County of Brant Council Adopts Community Safety & Well-Being Plan

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    On Tuesday June 22, County of Brant Council formally adopted the Community Safety & Well-Being Plan.

    The CSWP outlines the approaches mandated by the province, as well as focuses largely on the input given to us by you. The Community Safety and Well-being Plan breaks this information down into five key parts.




    1. Statistics and Information

    2. Community Safety and Well-being Planning

    3. Community Safety and Well-being Framework

    4. Priority Risk Factors

    5. Five Year Plan 2021-2026


    To view the County of Brant's Community Safety & Well-Being Plan, please visit the documents section on the right hand side.

  • Rural Residents, we need your input!

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    The County of Brant and Wilfrid Laurier University will be conducting a study on Community Safety and Well-being in Rural Brant.

    We are recruiting five residents to participate in phase 1 of the study. Participants must:

    • Be residents of the County of Brant and live outside of the boundaries of Paris.
    • Be residents of the County of Brant for a minimum of two years.
    • Be willing to speaking about crime, safety and well-being in their community.
    • Be willing to participate in a 1 hour discussion that will be recorded and used for a podcast miniseries and future presentations.

    If you are interested in learning more about the study and the opportunity to contribute to a podcast series about Community Safety and Well-being in the County of Brant, please contact Crystal Weston, PhD Candidate at cweston@WLU.ca or 905.745.6198.

    *Researchers cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to participate in this phase of study. Those chosen to participate will receive a $30.00 in gift cards as compensation.



  • Community Safety & Well-Being Survey

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    The County of Brant has partnered with Wilfrid Laurier University and CHASR (Canadian Hub for Applied Social Research) through the University of Saskatchewan to develop a community survey to assist team members in identifying risk factors, areas of focus and local priorities for the development of the Community Safety and Well-being Plan.


    Survey consultation has ended.

    *If you require phone service to answer this survey, please contact Emily O'kell at emily.okell@brant.ca