Posted by & filed under News.

The County of Brant is Developing a Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan and Your Opinion Matters

County of Brant, ON – The County of Brant is eager to connect with citizens to learn how we can increase your sense of safety in the community and promote wellness.

“Throughout the spring, we will seek the public’s opinion regarding how you feel about your community and what we can do to improve,” said Jake Cerson, Community Development Coordinator. “We will use what we learn from the community to form the new Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan that will provide direction to the County’s programs and services over the next five years.”

Examples of questions include: Do you feel safe in your community? Do you feel you belong? Can you access the services you need? Are your food, housing, social and cultural needs being met?

To seek public opinion, the County of Brant has partnered with Wilfrid Laurier to conduct a 10-minute telephone survey with approximately 400 County residents. The telephone survey is planned to be launched late March or early April. Please remember to always be alert to scams. The County will never ask for your personal information such as your social insurance number or banking information for the purpose of this survey.

As well, the survey will be available on Please visit the website to learn more, participate in the survey, and join an online discussion.

“Developing a Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan is about working together to ensure the right services get to the right people at the right time,” said Cerson.

The Committee, chaired by County Councillor Marc Laferriere, brings together a number of community partners including:

·        Brant OPP and the County’s Police Services Board

·        Brant County Health Unit

·        Brant Haldimand Norfolk District Catholic School Board

·        County of Brant Library

·        St. Leonards Community Services

·        City of Brantford – Social Services (Ontario Works)

·        Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

The Plan will identify risks and proactively develop and implement strategies and programs to address the County’s priorities related to crime and complex social issues.

“I want to thank County residents, in advance, for assisting us with this important work,” said Cerson. “Your feedback will shape the Plan and continue to improve the lives of people in our community.”