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Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan for Town of Goderich and other Huron Municipalities

Posted on Tuesday April 20, 2021

For Immediate Release

From: Social Research and Planning Council - United Way Perth-Huron
32 Erie Street, Stratford, ON, N5A 2M4
1-877-818-8867 (toll-free) 519-271-7730 (T)

Date: April 7, 2021

HURON COUNTY, ON – Nine partnering municipalities in Huron including the Town of Goderich,
Township of Howick, Municipality of South Huron, Municipality of Bluewater, Municipality of Central
Huron, Municipality of Huron East, Township of North Huron, Municipality of Morris-Turnberry, and
Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh have launched the second phase of their community
engagement consultations for the development of the Community Safety and Well-being plan.
“It is great to see this initiative take the next step forward,” said South Huron Deputy Mayor Jim
Dietrich. “I would encourage those under the age of 30 who live in Huron County who have an interest
in contributing to better outcomes in communities across Huron County to participate in the upcoming
public consultations.”

The partner municipalities particularly hope to engage residents 30-and-under during this stage of the
development process through a series of community roundtables, April 1–30, along with stakeholder
interviews and small group discussions. Sessions aim to delve deeper into the issues of community
safety and well-being across Huron County and gather ideas about how communities can work
collaboratively to create the kind of safe, healthy places residents want to live in. Joëlle Lamport-Lewis,
Director of United Way Perth-Huron’s Social Research and Planning Council, will facilitate the sessions.
To participate, please visit:
community-consultation/ call 519-271-7730, or email
Community roundtables will be held on April 19 (2:00pm - 3:30 pm), April 21 (6:00pm - 7:30pm), and
April 22 (12:00pm - 1:30pm).

The goal of the Community Safety and Well-being plan is to achieve sustainable communities where
everyone is safe, has a sense of belonging and opportunities to participate and has their needs met for
education, health care, food, housing, income, and social and cultural expression — ultimately leading to
a reduction in crime across the region.

The initial 10-month online survey collected information about the perception and feeling of community
safety and well-being in Huron County in order to focus on local actions that will improve quality of life
for everyone.
For more information, or to set up an interview, please contact the Social Research and Planning Council
at or call 519-271-7730.

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