Have your voice heard on the Region's Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

The Regional Municipality of Durham is seeking feedback from the public on the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWP). The CSWP is being developed in partnership with the Durham Regional Police Service and in collaboration with local area municipalities, community partners and the public. The CSWP will identify strategies and programs to address local priorities related to crime and complex social issues, on a sustainable basis.

The Region of Durham began work on the CSWP and conducted a survey prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-pandemic data and community engagement identified the following priorities: Mental Health, Substance Use, Homelessness & Basic Needs, Criminal Involvement, Victimization, and Social Isolation. A second survey is now being conducted to confirm or identify the needs of those who live or work in Durham. The survey will inform key next steps in the plan’s development and identify if any priority areas have changed during the pandemic.

To take part in the survey, visit durham.ca/CSWP or call 1-833-900-CSWP (2797). Participants have a chance to win a Google Home Mini.

The survey closes on June 18.

Durham Immigration and Inclusion Community Plan 2020-2024

The Regional Municipality of Durham Diversity and Immigration Program and the Durham Local Immigration Partnership (DLIP) Council is pleased to present the 2020-2024 Immigration and Inclusion Community Plan.

Durham has long been a community of choice for immigrants to Canada. Immigrants bring skills, experience and access to global markets – contributing to the social and cultural richness of the Region and to our shared economic prosperity. It is important that all residents, including newcomers, see a place for themselves in Durham’s communities. Everyone should feel they belong by encouraging, making space for, and valuing each person’s participation in the community and the economy.

The DLIP, together with partners and stakeholders, aims to mobilize Durham’s assets – our diverse population, our economic strength and a robust network of partners to support and promote the great economic, social and cultural benefits that newcomers bring to our communities. The Community Plan outlines priorities and actions for making that happen.

Cover of the Durham Immigration and Inclusion Community Plan 2020-2024   Read the Durham Immigration and Inclusion Community Plan 2020-2024.