Brampton Community Safety Advisory Committee

A copy of the Council-approved staff report and terms of reference is found here​.​

Composition:

The Brampton Community Safety Advisory Committee will be comprised of no less than eight and no more than 16 members including, but not limited to:

a) The Chair of the Community Services section of Committee of Council, serving as Committee Chair (1 member)

b) A minimum of four (4) citizen representatives one from each of the four quadrants of the City defined as follows (minimum 4 members):

i. Northeast of Highway 410 and Queen Street East

ii. Southeast of Highway 410 and Queen Street East

iii. Southwest of Highway 410 and Queen Street East

iv. Northwest of Highway 410 and Queen Street East.

c) One (1) representative (Trustee or board employee) from each of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel Region District School Board (2 members);

d) A maximum of four (4) Members of Council, from each of the four quadrants of the City defined as follows (4 members):

i. Northeast of Highway 410 and Queen Street East,

ii. Southeast of Highway 410 and Queen Street East

iii. Southwest of Highway 410 and Queen Street East

iv. Northwest of Highway 410 and Queen Street East.

The Council representatives on the Committee will be voting members but not be required for quorum. Quorum will be achieved with a majority of members.

Term of Office:

Appointments to Committee will be concurrent with the term of Council, ending November 30, 2018, or until successors are appointed.

Established by:

Council Resolution C013-2017 (Recommendations CW006-2017 and CW007- 2017)

Meetings:

Meetings will be held quarterly, or at the call of the Chair, and scheduled by the City Clerk in consultation with the Chair and Committee. Length of meetings will vary depending on the agenda. Meetings of any sub-committees or working groups that have been formed by the Committee may meet at any time and at any location and are in addition to the regular meetings of the Committee.

Reports to:

Community Services Section, Committee of Council

Supported by:

Meeting management support and citizen appointments for the Committee will be supported by the City Clerk’s Office, in accordance with Council’s Procedure Bylaw and Citizen-based Advisory Committee Procedure. Subject matter expertise for the Committee will be provided by staff resources, subject to budget approval, to lead coordination and community-capacity building work to facilitate Committee objectives.

Committee Structure/Responsibilities:

Mandate

The Brampton Community Safety Advisory Committee reports to Council through the Community Services Section of Committee of Council. The Advisory Committee serves as a resource, information gathering and advisory body to the Council on matters pertaining to community safety and crime prevention in the City of Brampton.

The Advisory Committee is specifically responsible for:

a) encouraging and promoting activities and education programs, identifying opportunities and gaps, and developing activities and program, as required, for Brampton residents of all ages on safety in the community, such as (but not limited to) injury prevention; pedestrian safety; traffic safety; bicycle safety; water safety; and fire prevention;

b) encouraging and promoting activities and education programs, identifying opportunities and gaps, and developing activities and program, as required, for Brampton residents of all ages on the prevention of crime in the community;

c) promote awareness regarding legislation and policies relating to the Committee’s mandate and advocate through City Council to other legislative bodies for necessary community safety legislation and policies.

d) Liaise with other levels of government and community safety partners to effectively use resources and share information relating to community safety in Brampton, including but not limited to:

  • Federal government
  • Provincial government
  • Region of Peel
  • Community-based safety agencies, organizations and partners locally, municipally, provincially, nationally and internationally (e.g., Safe City Mississauga, WHO)

e) Promote resident engagement and participation in all aspects of community safety and crime prevention including, but not limited to:

  • Public Education
  • Crime Prevention and Reporting
  • Youth Safety and Bullying Prevention
  • Seniors Safety
  • Neighbourhood Safety and Neighbourhood Watch
  • Road and Traffic Safety
  • Vandalism & Graffiti Reduction

f) Work with assigned City staff to meet the mandate of the Committee by developing an achievable annual work plan including communications and alignment with approved departmental budgets;

g) initiating and facilitating such working groups as may be necessary to assist in the development, encouragement and promotion of community safety and crime prevention programs and activities;

h) liaising, facilitating and working in co-operation with City Departments, other advisory committees of Council, federal, provincial and Regional governments, Boards of Education, local Boards and Commissions, the media and any other organizations interested in the co-ordination of community safety and crime prevention programs and activities; and

i) acknowledging and recognizing the actions and activities of individuals and groups who are actively working towards developing appropriate strategies for community safety and crime prevention issues.

The mandate of this Committee is separate and distinct from other issue-specific committees established by Council, including:

  • the Brampton School Traffic Safety Council, which has is focused on school-related traffic and student pedestrian safety matters in proximity of schools in Brampton
  • the Cycling Advisory Committee, which is focused on cycling promotion, awareness and safety

Sub-committees and Working Groups:

The Advisory Committee may form sub-committees and working groups as may be necessary to address specific issues. These sub-committees and working groups shall draw upon members from the Advisory Committee, and may include other Committee support and resource groups, as necessary and available. Non-Voting Resource Group and Subject Matter Experts:

Representation from the following (but not limited to) departments, organizations and groups will be invited to attend and participate in Committee meetings, when necessary:

  • City Departments (e.g., Brampton Fire and Emergency Services, Planning and Development Services, Community Services Department)
  • Region of Peel (e.g., Peel Public Health, Peel Regional Police, Peel Emergency Medical Services)
  • Community-based safety organizations (e.g., Neighbourhood Watch, Vision Zero)
  • Provincial Ministries (e.g., Ministry of Transportation of Ontario)
  • Brampton Public Library
  • Other Council-established Committees (e.g., Brampton School Traffic Safety Council, Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee, Inclusion and Equity Committee)