Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

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The City of Hamilton and community partners have developed a Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Plan for Hamilton. Hamilton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan was unanimously adopted by Hamilton City Council on June 23, 2021. Review the plan here.

Under the Province's Safer Ontario Act, 2018 municipalities are required to develop a Community Safety & Well-being Plan using the provincial government’s Community Safety and Well-Being Framework.

A Community Safety and Well-Being Plan aims to create the community conditions where:

  • Everyone is safe and has a sense of belonging
  • Everyone has access to services; and
  • Individual and families can meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income, and social and cultural expression.

Hamilton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Priorities

Community partners identified six local priorities for further investigation and collaboration that are included in Hamilton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. These priorities are:

  • hate incidents
  • violence
  • mental health and stigmatization

  • substance use*
  • homelessness and access to affordable housing
  • access to income

*Community engagement and service collaboration is happening through Hamilton’s Drug Strategy. To find out more about what Hamilton is doing to address substance use visit www.hamilton.ca/drugstrategy.

Join the community conversation!

Thank you to all of the Hamilton residents and service providers who took the time to lend your voices, expertise, share lived experiences and provide valuable input into the development of Hamilton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

Engagement will continue through the implementation of Hamilton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. Future community engagement opportunities will continue to be posted on this site.


The City of Hamilton and community partners have developed a Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Plan for Hamilton. Hamilton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan was unanimously adopted by Hamilton City Council on June 23, 2021. Review the plan here.

Under the Province's Safer Ontario Act, 2018 municipalities are required to develop a Community Safety & Well-being Plan using the provincial government’s Community Safety and Well-Being Framework.

A Community Safety and Well-Being Plan aims to create the community conditions where:

  • Everyone is safe and has a sense of belonging
  • Everyone has access to services; and
  • Individual and families can meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income, and social and cultural expression.

Hamilton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Priorities

Community partners identified six local priorities for further investigation and collaboration that are included in Hamilton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. These priorities are:

  • hate incidents
  • violence
  • mental health and stigmatization

  • substance use*
  • homelessness and access to affordable housing
  • access to income

*Community engagement and service collaboration is happening through Hamilton’s Drug Strategy. To find out more about what Hamilton is doing to address substance use visit www.hamilton.ca/drugstrategy.

Join the community conversation!

Thank you to all of the Hamilton residents and service providers who took the time to lend your voices, expertise, share lived experiences and provide valuable input into the development of Hamilton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

Engagement will continue through the implementation of Hamilton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. Future community engagement opportunities will continue to be posted on this site.


Page last updated: 23 June 2021, 15:04