Working Together

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Legislative amendments to the Police Services Act, 1990, requires that every municipal council is responsible to prepare and adopt a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWBP).

Legislative requirements include establishing a multi-sector Advisory Committee with representatives from:

  • LHINs or health/mental health services
  • Educational services
  • Community/social services
  • Custodial services to children or youth
  • Municipal council member or municipal employee
  • The Police Service Board or detachment commander (delegate)

Once the plan has been approve and set in motion, the CWSBP Advisory Committee will transition to the System Leadership Committee.

Systems Leadership Committee

The Systems Leadership Committee (SLC) will steward the on-going implementation of the Plan and direct our model for impact, collaboration, planning and action.

Timmins’ CSWBP Systems Leadership Committee is comprised of the following community partners:

  • City of Timmins
  • Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board
  • Education (Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes-Rivières, Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l'Ontario, District School Board Ontario North East, Northeastern Catholic District School Board)
  • Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services
  • Porcupine Health Unit
  • Timmins and District Hospital
  • Timmins Native Friendship Centre
  • Timmins Police Service
  • Timmins Police Services Board

The SLC is designed to be accountable and have the capacity to innovate and address system planning. The committee will have a broad mandate to assess progress as well as identify systems gaps and they relate to the four strategic priorities.

Public Consultation

Consultations were first required with members of the public including youth, members of racialized groups and of First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, as well as community organizations that represent these groups. Approximately forty (40) organizations and one thousand (1,000) Timmins residents of all ages provided time and resources, shared insight, and helped shape the direction and development of Timmins’ first CSWBP.

Asset mapping and an environmental scan were also conducted in an effort to identify existing stand alone and cross-section / community-wide programs, services, action tables, committees, and strategic working groups that already support our community’s safety and well-being.

The Provincial Planning Framework

The Provincial Planning Framework outlines four areas of focus that respond and align to making communities safer and healthier. The four areas of focus guided the creation of the City’s first CSWBP and will be used as benchmarks as the Plan evolves.

Four Areas of Focus:

  • Social Development - promoting and maintaining community safety and well-being
  • Prevention - proactively reducing the identified risks
  • Risk Intervention - mitigating situations of elevated risk
  • Incident Response - critical and non-critical incident response

Lead Action Tables

For each of the Plan’s strategic priorities, a Lead Action Table has been developed. A Lead Action Table is a committee responsible for one of the Plan’s priorities with specific experience, resources, and commitment to achieve the targeted goals for that specific priority.

The Lead Action Tables are governed by the Systems Leadership Committee. The Lead Action Tables are collaborative, multi-sector, and responsive to current and emerging issues.

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