Help build a Safety and Well-Being Plan

Posted On Thursday June 20, 2019

Vibrant Communities (VC) is inviting you to be part of their Focus Group Day on Wednesday July 10 at the Cornwall Civic Complex.

VC is creating a Safety and Well-Being plan for all of SDG, Cornwall and Akwesasne and needs your help. They will be conducting public engagement to help build the plan this Summer and Fall. In order to have effective public engagement they are starting with a day of focus groups on their 4 priorities; Mental Health, Health Services, Poverty and Community Safety.  Be part of this important day that will help shape the plan and the future of our communities.

The event will begin at 9:30am with a brief introduction to the day. The first two focus groups will be Mental Health and Poverty and run from 10am to 12pm. Participants will choose one or the other. We will ensure to have opportunities for everyone to provide input on all priorities, including the focus groups they will be unable to attend.  At noon lunch will be provided. Sessions for Health Services and Community Safety start again at 1pm until 3pm. Again, participants are encouraged to choose 1 of the 2. We plan to do a short wrap up after all the sessions have completed.  Participants can join for the whole day or a half day.

Please register at

For those unable to attend in person they can participate remotely by accessing our focus groups through these links.

Mental Health 10am-12pm:
Poverty 10am-12pm:
Health Services 1pm-3pm:
Community Safety 1pm-3pm:

We look forward to your input and participation!


About Vibrant Communities
Vibrant Communities is a collective impact initiating led by The Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area. In early 2018 the SDC began engaging 100 policy makers, healthcare workers, non-profit professionals, business owners, people with lived experience and many more from across SDG, Akwesasne and Cornwall. The group is to assess the risks and find the biggest issues our communities are faced with. They will then take action collectively and address those largest societal issues with a strong focus on prevention. Their 4 pillars determined by the community are Mental Health, Health Services, Poverty and Community Safety

About the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan
On January 1, 2019 The Government of Ontario mandated municipalities (single and upper tier) to prepare and adopt a Community Safety and Well-Being plan (CSWB). 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 the ideal state of a sustainable community where everyone is safe, has a sense of belonging, access to services and where individuals and families are able to meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income and social and cultural expression.

Together they are Vibrant Communities: A Safety and Well-being plan.


For more information, contact:

Carilyne Hébert
Executive Director
Social Development Council of Cornwall and area

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