Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan Topic of Upcoming Events

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The City of Victoria is developing a Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan and is seeking community input at an upcoming series of open houses and pop-up events. Public input will help inform the Plan, which will identify actions for the City in collaboration with multi-sector partners, to help make the community safer and more inclusive for everyone.

The community is invited to drop by an open house or pop-up to learn more and share their concerns, experiences and suggestions on:

Tuesday, June 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Fernwood Community Centre, Studio*
1240 Gladstone Avenue

Saturday, June 29 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Moss Street Farmers Market
1330 Fairfield Road

Monday, July 8 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Victoria West Community Centre
521 Craigflower Road

Thursday, July 11 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Victoria Public Market at the Hudson
#6-1701 Douglas Street

Thursday, July 11 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Atrium
800 Yates Street

Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required.

Public engagement to date has included an online survey which closed in mid-May and facilitated community dialogues with representatives from over 40 local organizations. Community conversations are also being held with members of the Songhees Nation, the Esquimalt Nation and local Indigenous organizations and the communities they serve.  

Input gathered will help inform the Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan’s recommended actions that will be presented to Council for consideration in September.

In August 2023, Mayor Marianne Alto convened an 11-member Community Leaders Panel to guide the Plan’s development. The Panel includes Indigenous, business, public health, housing, law enforcement, fire prevention, local service provider and neighbourhood leaders.

For more information, visit

*Fernwood NRG is not involved in this engagement process.

Media Contact:
Colleen Mycroft
Manager, Intergovernmental and Media Relations
250.896.5325 |