The City of Orillia and the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara and Severn, are conducting an online survey to get public input for the development of a Couchiching Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.
The plan focuses on four areas of concern, mental health and addictions, preventable deaths, access to services, and employment. The survey asks about perceptions or experiences, obstacles and gaps addressing and/or accessing support services for these four priority areas of risk.
This plan is a next step following adoption of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW) and will help the municipalities develop or adjust programs in ways the community wants by creating sustainable strategies to help residents feel safe and create a sense of belonging.
The (CIW) was created as a data base derived from surveys and consultation with residents in the areas of education, health care, food, housing, income, and social and cultural expression. The data can create pictures of how people think the community is doing related to questions of policy and planning and what needs work.
The survey is online until noon March 22 and only takes a few minutes to complete (anonymously if one chooses).
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