Did you know?
Many young people get into a car with a driver who has consumed cannabis. 40.9% of youth 16 to 19 and 55.6% reported being a passenger in a vehicle driven by someone who had used cannabis in the past 2 hours.
National Teen Driver Safety Week runs October 20, 2019 to October 26, 2019. Check out our News and Events Page for details on where Safe Communities Wellington County will be during that week.
The vision of Safe Communities Wellington County as part of Parachute is “To make Wellington County, the safest and healthiest place in which to live, learn, work and thrive in Canada.”
A safe community is one that promotes safe and healthy behaviours and protects people from hurt and harm. The Safe Communities Wellington Committee, with representatives from local municipal councils, emergency services, public health, school boards and other stakeholders with an interest in making Wellington County a safe place to live, made it their goal to have Wellington County designated as a Safe Community.
Our seven Injury Categories are:
- Motor Vehicle (On / Off Road) - All on road motor vehicle collisions (cars, buses, motorcycle etc), all off road motor vehicle collisions (ATV, snowmobile etc)
- Intentional Self Harm - All purposely self-inflicted injuries hanging, drug overdoses etc (suicides and attempted suicides)
- Accidental Poisonings
- Pedestrian and Cyclists
- Sports and Recreation
- Agricultural, Machinery & Tools
If you or your organization are interested in getting involved with Safe Communities Wellington County, please contact Program Co-ordinator Christine Veit by email or by phone at 226-820-1413.
Updated October 10, 2019