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Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Advisory Committee members appointed

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Community Safety and Well-Being Plan Advisory Committee

Kawartha Lakes – An Advisory Committee has been established to guide the development and implementation of a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan for Kawartha Lakes.

Committee members were selected to represent various sectors including the municipality, health and mental health, community and social services, education, police and children and youth services.

At their inaugural meeting on March 1, the committee appointed Kawartha Lakes Police Chief Mark Mitchell as Chair and OPP Detachment Commander Tim Tatchell as Vice-Chair.

“The Community Safety and Well-Being Plan will be an important tool to help us address issues in our community,” said Chief Mitchell. “I am pleased to chair the committee and look forward to engaging with our community throughout the process.”

The plan will address four areas of intervention – social development, prevention, risk intervention and incident response. Community engagement is a key component in the development of the plan.

“We will reach out to our community through Jump In, Kawartha Lakes as well as through other methods,” said Chief Mitchell. “We need to understand where there may be risks in our community so we can develop effective strategies to help mitigate them.”

Municipalities are required to develop a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan under the Police Services Act.

The provincial framework for Community Safety and Well-Being Plans identified the sectors to be included in the Advisory Committee. A status report on the development of the plan is expected to be presented to Kawartha Lakes Council in June.

Advisory Committee Members

  • Chair - Mark Mitchell, Chief, Kawartha Lakes Police Service
  • Vice-Chair – Tim Tatchell, Detachment Commander, Kawartha Lakes OPP
  • Sheila Carron, Registered Nurse, Ross Memorial Hospital
  • Pat Dunn, Councillor, City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Amanda Hamu, Mental Health Lead, Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board
  • Marina Hodson, Executive Director, Kawartha North Family Health Team
  • Jennifer Johnston, Superintendent of Learning, Special Education, Equity and Indigenous Education, Trillium Lakelands District School Board
  • Andy Letham, Mayor, City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Jennifer McLauchlan, Executive Director, Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society
  • Lynda Nydam, Intensive Service Coordination, Children’s Services Council
  • Pam Stuckless, Director of Health Promotion, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Rod Sutherland, Director of Human Services, City of Kawartha Lakes

Support will also be provided to the committee by:

  • Barb Condie, Accessibility Coordinator, City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Mark Pankhurst, Chief, Kawartha Lakes Fire Service
  • Holly Russett, Executive Assistant, City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Brenda Stonehouse, Strategy and Innovation Specialist, City of Kawartha Lakes


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