Community Safety and Well-being


The Manitoba Government has provided funding for the City of Steinbach to participate in a Community Safety and Well-being (CSWB) Planning Project.

Representatives from various organizations in the City are coming together alongside project consultants from the Canadian Centre for Safer Communities to assess the state of Community Safety and Well-being and to create a plan to improve outcomes for residents.

We Want to Hear from You

At this stage of the project, we want to hear from you!

Please click the button below to share your views about Steinbach in an online survey.

Steinbach CSWB Plan - Community Survey


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Community Safety and Well-being?

The current paradigm shift in Canadian human services away from siloed, reactionary measures towards upstream, multisector collaboratives, is becoming increasingly recognized as Community Safety and Well-being (CWSB).

The Ontario Ministry of Solicitor General (2017) describes CSWB as “the ideal state of a sustainable community where everyone is safe, has a sense of belonging, opportunities to participate, and where individuals and families are able to meet their needs for education, health care, food, housing, income, and social and cultural expression”.

Why are communities adopting a Community Safety and Well-being Approach?

In recent years, there has been a great emphasis on the importance of developing comprehensive and integrated upstream strategies to prevent crime and enhance community safety.

These efforts emphasize the importance of not only addressing the root causes and risk factors of crime, violence, and insecurity through evidence-based practice, but simultaneously contributing positively to the social and economic development of the community.

What does CSWB Planning entail?

CSWB Planning brings together system leaders, organizations, and community members to co-create a vision and an actionable plan to improve safety and well-being in their community.

What is the City of Steinbach’s approach to CSWB Planning?

The City of Steinbach is following a comprehensive approach to CSWB planning developed by the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention with several stages, including:

  • Preparation – forming a Project Working Group, developing a workplan, establishing an advisory/steering committee, and identifying local partners.
  • Assessment – collecting data via community engagement (e.g. consultations and public CSWB surveys), reviewing existing data, etc.
  • Identifying Priorities – analyzing data and forming a priority list, reviewing/validating process with Project Working Group, Steering Committee (see list of represented organizations below), etc.
  • Developing a CSWB Plan – developing an action plan to address priorities, establishing governance model, implementing/evaluating key elements.

Represented Organizations in Committee

  • Agape House
  • City of Steinbach
  • Eastman Immigration Services
  • Eden Mental Health
  • Hanover School Division
  • Headway Steinbach
  • Manitoba Department of Justice
  • Pat Porter Active Living Centre
  • Southern Heath-Santé Sud
  • Steinbach Accessible Transit
  • Steinbach Chamber of Commerce
  • Steinbach Community Outreach
  • Steinbach Economic Development
  • Steinbach Fire Department
  • Steinbach RCMP Detachment
  • YFC Backstage