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Durham Region’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan?

COURTNEY McCLURE, for The Standard

NORTH DURHAM: The Region of Durham has created a Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Information Hub.

This is Durham Region’s first community safety information hub for residents. This information hub aims to “get the right services, to the right people, at the right time.”

A part of this hub is the CSWB Plan. Using community engagement sessions and other methods, the CSWB plan identified priority risk factors within the community, such as mental health, criminal involvement and experience of racism.

The goal of the CSWB plan is to help residents feel safe within the community and create a sense of belonging, while ensuring the needs for health care, education and other necessities are met.

The CSWB plan includes an interactive map for residents, showing community services and amenities available to them throughout Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog Township. It also includes the City of Pickering and the Municipality of Clarington.

For example, if you’re looking for child care within your area, click the child care option in the legend, and you will see child care facilities marked within Durham Region.

Apart from the CWSB includes Durham 211. Durham 211 gives people access to government, community, and many other services throughout the region, including food, housing and mental health support.

If you do not have access to the online CWSB, you can call for confidential support 24/7 at 1-800-372-1102.

For more information on the CSWB, please visit www.durham.ca. You can find the CSWB listed under the “Regional Government” drop-down menu.

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