Safety Network Development Pilot

From January 2021 to January 2022, Social Planning Toronto worked in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Community Safety and Wellbeing Unit and its Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP) on the Safety Network Development Pilot.


The pilot, open to residents and agencies who participate in local safety networks and committees supported by the City of Toronto, was focused on enhancing community capacity to support local leadership and mobilization around community violence.

Our role was to strengthen CCRP-supported safety networks, tables, and committees across Toronto by:

  • hosting a city-wide virtual training series during the summer and fall of 2021 on a range of topics chosen by safety network members,
  • working with safety networks to develop and lead local safety projects to support residents and community members impacted by violent incidents and contribute to strengthening your network, and
  • co-leading the Building Strong Safety Networks: A Day of Reflection event on December 8, 2021, bringing together safety networks across the city to collectively reflect on strengths, challenges, and opportunities to build strong safety networks.

Read our guidebook for more information on the Safety Network Development Pilot.

Read our summary to discover what we learned from the pilot.

Find resources from the training series here.

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