County of Wellington Safe Communities Committee

Erin Town Council is looking to nominate an Erin resident to the Wellington County Safe Communities Committee. The vision of Safe Communities Wellington County is:

“To make Wellington County, the safest and healthiest place in which to live, learn, work and thrive in Canada.”

As a member here's what's required from the candidate over the next 12 months:

  • Attendance and participation at the Safe Communities Leadership Table (meetings typically held in January, March, May, June, September, and November) by member nominated to sit at the table
  • Create and/or support strategies for the preliminary issues for attention 
  • Representative is encouraged to join champion and action group
  • Submit annual update in December 2022.

Wellington Safe Communities Brochure

Background

Minister of the Solicitor General has mandated that all municipalities are to create their own community and safety well-being plan. Wellington County created this plan that encompasses all municipalities within the County. All municipalities in the county have agreed to support this. The community and safety well-being plan is a collaborative process to ensure that services are working together.

The safe communities Wellington County asks that every single municipality is to have constant representation on the leadership table to ensure each municipality is participating to improve community safety and well-being within their municipality.

Some responsibilities of the Leadership team: Identify community safety and well-being issues and determine the best course of action, annual update to the County of Wellington, regularly seek and input data from community partners. The current safe communities leadership team has identified key areas that require attention:

  • 1. Reduce motor vehicle collisions throughout wellington county.
  • 2. Reduce instances of falls in the older population.
  • 3. Provide easier access to mental health supports.
  • 4. Decrease the amount of accidental poisoning throughout wellington county.
  • 5. Coordinate efforts with all 7 municipalities to create an action plan to improve the safety of vulnerable road users (cyclists/Pedestrians).
  • 6. Increase safety protocols within organized sport and
  • 7. Coordinate efforts to reduce agriculture related injuries.

For more information please visit http://safewellington.ca/