Community Safety & Well-Being Plan

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On January 1, 2019 The Government of Ontario mandated municipalities (single and upper tier) to prepare and adopt a Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) plan. As part of these legislative changes, municipalities are required to work in partnership with police services, health/mental health, education, community/social services and children/youth services as they undertake the planning process.

The goal of this plan is to achieve a sustainable community where everyone feels safe, has a sense of belonging, opportunities to participate, and where individuals and families are able to meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income, and social and cultural expression.


UPDATE (01/29/2021)

After consultation with stakeholders and the public, the CSWB Committee has chosen Mental Health/Addictions and Affordable Housing as the top priorities for the new Plan. The Committee is now working on developing strategies to improve the effect these issues have on the most vulnerable members of our population - low income residents.


UPDATE (02/01/2021) - #QWStories Campaign

The Community Safety & Well Being Committee is inviting low income residents to share their written stories, short videos, photos or artwork that express their thoughts and feelings about the state of mental health, addictions & affordable housing in our city.

Those who participate in our #QWStories campaign will also be entered in a random draw to win 1 of 10 $25 gift cards. The winners will be contacted once the campaign has ended on March 1, 2021.

Campaign guidelines:

  • You must be a Quinte West resident who identifies as low income
  • All stories submitted must be original and belong to the owner/creator who is submitting
  • Participants can submit a piece for one topic, all three topics or a combination of topics together.
  • Your submission will be shared with the Quinte West Community Safety & Well-being research team and used for research purposes to help inform the City's Community Safety & Well-being plan. It is important to note that no personal information (name, age, and contact details) will be shared in the report and on social media.
  • Submissions can be made by email at cswb@quintewest.ca or by calling 613-392-2841, ext 4492.

This campaign has ended, however if you still wish to share your stories, submit them to cswb@quintewest.ca.



On January 1, 2019 The Government of Ontario mandated municipalities (single and upper tier) to prepare and adopt a Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) plan. As part of these legislative changes, municipalities are required to work in partnership with police services, health/mental health, education, community/social services and children/youth services as they undertake the planning process.

The goal of this plan is to achieve a sustainable community where everyone feels safe, has a sense of belonging, opportunities to participate, and where individuals and families are able to meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income, and social and cultural expression.


UPDATE (01/29/2021)

After consultation with stakeholders and the public, the CSWB Committee has chosen Mental Health/Addictions and Affordable Housing as the top priorities for the new Plan. The Committee is now working on developing strategies to improve the effect these issues have on the most vulnerable members of our population - low income residents.


UPDATE (02/01/2021) - #QWStories Campaign

The Community Safety & Well Being Committee is inviting low income residents to share their written stories, short videos, photos or artwork that express their thoughts and feelings about the state of mental health, addictions & affordable housing in our city.

Those who participate in our #QWStories campaign will also be entered in a random draw to win 1 of 10 $25 gift cards. The winners will be contacted once the campaign has ended on March 1, 2021.

Campaign guidelines:

  • You must be a Quinte West resident who identifies as low income
  • All stories submitted must be original and belong to the owner/creator who is submitting
  • Participants can submit a piece for one topic, all three topics or a combination of topics together.
  • Your submission will be shared with the Quinte West Community Safety & Well-being research team and used for research purposes to help inform the City's Community Safety & Well-being plan. It is important to note that no personal information (name, age, and contact details) will be shared in the report and on social media.
  • Submissions can be made by email at cswb@quintewest.ca or by calling 613-392-2841, ext 4492.

This campaign has ended, however if you still wish to share your stories, submit them to cswb@quintewest.ca.



  • The City of Quinte West is working with its community partners to develop a Community Safety & Well-Being Plan. In order to guide this process, we are asking for input from the public. 

    The following survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and includes questions about age, income level, housing situation, and concerns. This survey is designed to be anonymous, however you will be required to provide us with an email address or phone number if you wish to opt in on our participant contest. We will draw on January 15, 2021 for a $100 grocery gift card.

    The survey will close on January 10th at midnight.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We are creating a new Community Safety & Well-Being Plan for the City of Quinte West. In order to develop a plan that meets the needs of all residents, we need to hear from people of all ages.

    This survey is for youth age 18 and under and should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and your answers are anonymous.

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