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Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

Along with community partners and input from residents, we have developed a Community Safety and Well-being Plan for Kingston. This plan aims to create safe and healthy communities by addressing the underlying causes of complex social problems.


Build a strong community that can handle changes, work together, grow skills, connect with each other and make sure everyone has what they need. 

Guiding principles 

    • Everyone has their basic needs met  
    • Everyone feels welcome  
    • Everyone feels safe  
    • Everyone feels heard  
    • Everyone feels valued  
    • Everyone feels loved 

Benefits to the community 

    • Improve how different groups work together and talk to each other
    • Learn more about local risks and people who need help
    • Make sure people know about the services available for those with complex needs
    • Work together and provide more services for the community and vulnerable groups
    • Key recommendations for action 

The ideas and recommendations for this plan cover many important topics that are connected. 

    • Create a housing development plan that covers all housing needs
    • Involve people with lived experience in planning programs and services
    • Improve addiction and mental health services and make them available 24/7 in the community
    • Create an Indigenous cultural and gathering space
    • Teach people about trauma-informed care and adverse childhood experiences
    • Help organizations include equity, diversity, inclusivity and Indigenous partnership principles
    • Make sure everyone has enough food by supporting the food system
    • Bring different groups together to solve important problems in the community

Next steps 

We are taking a holistic approach to addressing local issues with community organizations. This plan will help us prioritize and address community needs. It was developed with guidance from the Community Safety and Well-being Advisory Committee.

Contact Us

City of Kingston
City Hall
216 Ontario Street
Kingston, ON K7L 2Z3
Phone: 613-546-0000
Fax: 613-546-7816

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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