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Community Safety and Well-Being

Community Safety and Well-Being Plan


North Bay’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWBP) is a coordinated effort to foster a safe, healthy and inclusive community by responding to identified priority risks. The Plan, which is required under the Police Services Act, builds on the community’s strengths while also addressing gaps in the community’s safety and well-being landscape. Ultimately, the Plan sets out to meet locally identified goals, outcomes and objectives through evidence-based outputs and actions.

For the purpose of this planning and implementation, 'community safety and well-being' is defined as a multi-sectoral approach to mitigate reliance on reactionary and incident driven response by implementing social development practices through identification and response to risks that increase the likelihood of criminal activity, victimization or harm. 


North Bay’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWBP).

Community Contacts:

If you, or anyone you know, are homeless, services are available by reaching out to the agencies listed below:

  • Low Barrier Shelter – 590 Chippewa Street North Bay, open 8:30pm-8am, 705-358-5901.
  • Crisis Centre North Bay -Four Elms – 1675 Cassells Street, North Bay, (705) 474-1031, open 24 hours, 7 days/week, accepting men, women and children who are homeless and/or fleeing domestic violence.

Or by Calling:

  • Canadian Mental Health Association, North Bay and District (formerly Nipissing Mental Health Housing and Support Services (NMHHSS) - (705) 476-4088
  • Crisis Centre North Bay - (705) 474-1031
  • Low Income People Involvement (LIPI) - (705) 472-1337
  • North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre (NBIFC) - (705) 472-2811

If you are in crisis or experiencing an emergency, you are reminded to call 911.

See the Person Campaign 

Homelessness is a complex issue with serious impacts on individuals and communities. Negative attitudes and stereotypes, or stigma, linked with homelessness hurt our communities. See the Person is a campaign developed by the Nipissing District Homelessness and Housing Partnership to reduce stigma associated with homelessness. It continues to be a relevant message in our communities today.

See the Person Website