Community Safety and Well-being Plan

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Purpose of the Community Safety and Well-being Plan

The purpose of the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (the Plan) is to develop collaborative actions to build a community where everyone is safe, included, and part of a community.

To achieve this, the community will need to work together in new ways to address safety and well-being issues through programs and services that are available to all who live, work, and play in the City and County of Peterborough.


Share Your Voice!

As part of the planning process, it is important that we hear from all community members.

Please take a few moments to share your perceptions and experiences related to community safety and well-being, as well as your suggestions for ways to improve safety and well-being, by filling out the online survey below. You can also use the map to identify the places you feel safe and unsafe in the community.


About the Plan

In 2019, the Safer Ontario Act mandated that every municipal council prepare and adopt a Plan.

Here in Peterborough, the City and County, along with five townships (Trent Lakes, Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, and North Kawartha) decided to work collaboratively to develop a joint Plan. The Plan will be presented to Councils in the summer of 2022.

More information can be found in the Community Safety and Well-being Planning Framework.


Identified Priority Areas

6 priority areas (see image below) have been identified to address in the Plan. There is significant evidence to support the complexity and inter-connectedness of these 6 priority areas. These priority areas have been validated by over 70 service providers who provided their experiences and information in 8 focus groups. Please see the Phase 2 Service Provider Engagement Report for more information in the Key Documents section.


Please complete the survey below and use the map tab to identify places you feel safe and unsafe.

Purpose of the Community Safety and Well-being Plan

The purpose of the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (the Plan) is to develop collaborative actions to build a community where everyone is safe, included, and part of a community.

To achieve this, the community will need to work together in new ways to address safety and well-being issues through programs and services that are available to all who live, work, and play in the City and County of Peterborough.


Share Your Voice!

As part of the planning process, it is important that we hear from all community members.

Please take a few moments to share your perceptions and experiences related to community safety and well-being, as well as your suggestions for ways to improve safety and well-being, by filling out the online survey below. You can also use the map to identify the places you feel safe and unsafe in the community.


About the Plan

In 2019, the Safer Ontario Act mandated that every municipal council prepare and adopt a Plan.

Here in Peterborough, the City and County, along with five townships (Trent Lakes, Selwyn, Douro-Dummer, Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, and North Kawartha) decided to work collaboratively to develop a joint Plan. The Plan will be presented to Councils in the summer of 2022.

More information can be found in the Community Safety and Well-being Planning Framework.


Identified Priority Areas

6 priority areas (see image below) have been identified to address in the Plan. There is significant evidence to support the complexity and inter-connectedness of these 6 priority areas. These priority areas have been validated by over 70 service providers who provided their experiences and information in 8 focus groups. Please see the Phase 2 Service Provider Engagement Report for more information in the Key Documents section.


Please complete the survey below and use the map tab to identify places you feel safe and unsafe.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Welcome and thank you for your interest in completing the Peterborough Community Safety and Well-being Survey. 

    This survey asks questions about your perceptions and experiences of community safety and well-being.

    Results of this survey will be used to inform development of a Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to develop collaborative actions to build a community where everyone is safe, included, and part of a community.

    Your voice matters and your input is greatly appreciated.

    The survey is open to all residents of the City and County of Peterborough (Municipality of Trent Lakes, Selwyn Township, Township of Douro-Dummer, Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen, Township of North Kawartha), Curve Lake First Nation, and Hiawatha First Nation. This includes permanent and seasonal residents, as well as those who are living unhoused. The survey is being administered by the City of Peterborough. 

     This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Responses will remain anonymous and confidential. No identifying data will be collected, and no one will be able to connect survey responses to particular individuals.

    If you have questions about the survey or would like to request a paper or translated copy, please contact Chris Kawalec at ckawalec@peterborough.ca.

    By completing and submitting this survey, you are providing your consent for participation

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