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New Community Safety and Well-being Plan developed for Prince Edward County

October 12, 2022

Picton, ON – The 2022-2025 Community Safety and Well-being Plan (CSWB Plan) for Prince Edward County has been endorsed by County Council.

 

The Province of Ontario requires every municipality to develop a CSWB Plan. A CSWB Plan is a strategic document that guides a municipality in improving the safety, health, and welfare of its community. Municipalities must update or revise their plans every four years.

 

“An updated Community Safety and Well-being Plan for Prince Edward County is a welcome development for this community,” Mayor Steve Ferguson says. “This plan for 2022-2025 reflects the new reality we face as we emerge from the global pandemic and continue on the path to recovery.”

 

The plan provides a broad overview of The County’s safety and well-being goals and contains recommendations for actions to undertake over the next four years. More than 20 community agencies and representatives participated in developing these goals, with the aim to create goodwill, trust and partnership between community partners.

 

“Our vision is for The County to be a place known for vibrancy, inclusivity, and resiliency. There are gaps in service and barriers to safety and well-being in our community,” says Richard Gwozdowski, chairperson of the Prince Edward County Police Services Board and the Community Safety and Well-being Advisory Committee. “By exploring these gaps, we can create a healthier and more sustainable quality of life in The County. We commit to ensuring that all residents have access to safe, reliable services and programs, including support for our most vulnerable.”

 

The plan organizes the goals into five priority areas with broad objectives, while embracing elements that are unique to the community. Three of these priority areas were addressed in the previous plan (Seniors Support, Poverty Reduction, and Mental Health and Addiction) while two new priority areas were added in 2022 (Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence, and Housing and Homelessness). Visit the County website to view the 2022-2025 CWSB Plan.

 

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For media inquiries, please contact Mark Kerr, Communications and Consultation Supervisor, at 613.476.2148 ext. 1009 or by email at mkerr@pecounty.on.ca.

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