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Media Release - Welland becomes the first community in Niagara to be designated a Safe Community

Posted on: 23-August-2007

(February 25, 2005 – Welland, ON) – The Welland Safe Community Partnership (WSCP) received word today that Welland has become a designated Safe Community. Welland is the first community in the Niagara Region to be designated, the 28th in Ontario and the 47th in Canada.

“We are beyond thrilled to learn that we are now a designated Safe Community, under the Safe Communities Foundation,” said Pat Chiocchio, Chair of the WSCP. “The steering committee and our sub-committees have been working hard for more than a year to achieve this. We are very proud, and we are dedicated to continuing our work to make Welland the safest place to live, learn, work and play.”

As the WSCP sub-committees begin working on implementing their goals and objectives, the steering committee will also begin to plan a community-wide launch of this safe community initiative. It is anticipated that the launch event will take place during the week of May 30 to June 5 in conjunction with Safe Kids Week.

“The Welland Safe Community Partnership is intended to be a community-wide initiative,” said Rick Demers, Vice-Chair. “It is our goal to make Welland a safer community and, to do that, we need the support and co-operation of all of our residents and businesses.”

One sub-committee project that is currently underway is a health and wellness survey of small businesses in Welland. Once the results of the survey are compiled, work will begin to develop health and wellness programs for small businesses. In addition, the subcommittee is currently working to determine health and wellness issues that could be addressed in Welland’s schools.

Updated October 28, 2013