The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the Town of Prescott are leading their community partners in the development of a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

The process launched in January of this year with the retention of consultants Stephanie Gray and Jane Torrance from Big Thinking. It will include a six-month consultation process, which is now underway.

A multi-sectoral Advisory Committee met on February 18 for the first time, with Mayor Robin Jones (Westport) and Mayor Nancy Peckford (North Grenville) serving as co-chairs and champions.

The work of this CSWB Advisory Committee will be to examine the assets in the community that contribute to safety and wellbeing, and assess where the gaps are.

The Committee will assist in the development of strategies that, when implemented, will enhance the community safety and well-being for residents of the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the Town of Prescott.

Members of the CSWB Advisory include invited representatives from the United Counties; OPP; Police Service Boards; all four School Boards (English and French); United Way; Social Services, Family and Children’s Services; Country Roads Community Health Centre; Rideau Community Health Centre; the Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit; Interval House; Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Addictions and Mental Health; Every Kid in our Communities; Kemptville Stress Relief Centre; Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville, and the Ecumenical Ministerial.

Over the coming months, community partners will be consulted to identify strategies that can be enhanced and implemented. An online survey will be widely circulated, and identified groups will be invited to a virtual Partner Day in April.

If you or your organization would like to be consulted on this plan, please contact Melissa Langlais at [email protected], or call 613-258-9669.

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