Social Development


Community Safety & Wellbeing

The Community Safety and Wellbeing Unit includes The Community Crisis Response Program, Collaborative Risk Driven Approaches, FOCUS Toronto, SPIDER and more. 

Our site is currently under redevelopment and we hope to update you about the current Intervention, Prevention, Preparation and Capacity Building work soon. 

For more information please contact:

Scott Mckean
Manager, Community Safety & Wellbeing
Office: 416.392.0103
Blackberry: 416.526.0588

Safety Programs

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Mayor's Community Safety Awards

From 2002, the Mayor's Community Safety Awards has annually recognized 5 outstanding projects that contribute to community safety in Toronto.

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Safety Audits

Safety audits are a tool to evaluate different features in neighbourhoods with the goal of reducing crime and improving everyone’s personal safety. A safety audit helps people to look for and assess spaces that feel unsafe.

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Task Force on Community Safety

The Task Force on Community Safety has completed its mandate and is no longer active. The following information is provided for archival purposes.

News Highlights

Community Safety Network Forum

On June 10, 2017 the Community Crisis Response Program at the City of Toronto will be bringing together all stakeholders connected to safety networks across the City. 

Mayor's Community Safety Awards 2017 Application Now Open!

City of Toronto invites nominations for the Mayor's Community Safety Awards

Nominations are now open for the Mayor's Community Safety Awards. The awards celebrate innovative, Toronto-based projects that help build safe communities.

Community Crisis Response Fund

The Community Crisis Response Fund is designed to provide one-time financial assistance to initiatives or activities that address a specific violent incident/crisis in a community and contributes to community capacity building and/or community healing.

Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention

The Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention brings together municipalities from across the country to build capacity to reduce crime and foster community safety and wellbeing by investing in the prevention of crime through social development. 

About Community Development

The Community Development Unit works to strengthen communities through: investments in a comprehensive social infrastructure, expanding civic leadership and the development of community partnerships and community safety networks.

Hear the Story

"Hear the Story" was produced by the Youth Documentary Training Project, an initiative of the City of Toronto's Community Safety Plan. Working under the direction of documentary film-maker Alison Duke, the film features voices of young people who talk about their hopes for a city that is safer and more inclusive for all who live here.

Additional Safety Audit Resources

For more information, support or to obtain a Safety Audit checklist, please feel free to contact the following groups or organizations directly