Welcome

Thank you to everyone who participated in Safe Communities Wellington County's Public Survey!

Look for updates over the next few months for Safe Communities Wellington County's new priorities and ways that you can get involved!

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 top priorities are:

  1. Falls
  2. Motor Vehicle (On / Off Road) - All on road motor vehicle collisions (cars, buses, motorcycle etc), all off road motor vehicle collisions (ATV, snowmobile etc)
  3. Intentional Self Harm - All purposely self-inflicted injuries hanging, drug overdoses etc (suicides and attempted suicides)

Other identified priorities include:

  • Sports and Recreation
  • Injuries from Agricultural, Machinery and Tools
  • Accidental Poisonings
  • Pedestrians and Cyclists

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 November 13, 2017