Established in January 2004, the purpose of Safe Communities Welland (SCW) is to “work together to make Welland the safest place…because we live, learn, work and play here”. Community stakeholders from a variety of employment, education, government, and social agencies have come together in support of the partnership.
Safe Communities Welland got its start in December 2003, when a meeting of more than 30 community stakeholders took place to share the value of becoming a safe community.
The response from the stakeholders was very enthusiastic and meetings began taking place once a month to develop the partnership and each of the sub-committees.
The partnership developed a business plan and became a designated safe community in February 2005. Since that time, the steering and sub-committees have worked hard to provide programming and partner with other organizations to increase the safety of Welland's stakeholders.
Safe Communities Welland will develop, promote, and support a community culture instilled with safety, education and commitment to injury prevention.
Purpose: To work together to make Welland the safest place…because we live, learn, work and play here.
- Identify, support, and promote existing injury prevention initiatives in our community, in partnership with members and community resources.
- To reduce fatal and non-fatal occupational and non-occupational injuries.
- Through available resources, monitor injuries.
- Monitor the activities and progress of Safe Communities Welland.
Updated February 13, 2017