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Haldimand-Norfolk Counties Launch A Public Survey to Complete their Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

Residents of Haldimand and Norfolk are invited to participate in a survey regarding their experiences living in both counties. The survey will go live at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 4th, and close Friday, June 11th at midnight.


The results will help to frame up the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, which is part of the province’s approach to improve the quality of life for all.


With a focus on collaboration, information sharing, and measuring success, the aim is to identify key areas of need and gaps in the system, while also recognizing the great work that is already happening within individual agencies and organizations.


The community safety and well-being planning framework is intended to get municipalities, First Nations, and their partners to think about new ways to address local issues and formulate potential solutions by exploring options that address risks through social development, prevention, and risk intervention.


“Assessing and leveraging our community strengths is the key to this initiative. The opportunity to hear from our agency leaders and key stakeholders, as well as receive crucial feedback from those that live and work in our two counties, is invaluable.  This plan’s aim is to create change in the way we look at service delivery so that everyone in Haldimand and Norfolk can receive the services they need when they need them,” said Kim Shippey, KMJ Consultants and Project Lead.


The project is also lead by Heidy VanDyk, Acting General Manager of the Health and Social Service Division, Christina Botas of the Haldimand County Planning and Development Division, and Dr. Katherine Bishop-Williams, Epidemiologist, Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit.


“The Community Safety and Well Being Plan will be our roadmap to identifying and minimizing, if not eliminating barriers that impact people’s sense of safety and well-being in our community,” said Van Dyk.  “Everyone’s voice and input is valuable and welcomed, and so I hope that community members will take a few minutes to complete the public survey.”


The community’s assistance through the survey will help to identify changes since the Community Needs Assessment was conducted in 2019.


The survey is available at


Those who wish to take the survey by telephone can call 519-426-6170 Ext. 8071 or 905-318-6623 Ext. 8071


All survey results, either online or by phone, are private and confidential and no one is asked for any identifying information.  If there are any questions regarding the survey, please contact Heidy Van Dyk at 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623, Ext. 3120.