Brampton Community Safety Advisory Committee

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

 
The Brampton Community Safety Advisory Committee (BCSAC) reports to Council through the Community Services Section of Committee of Council. The Advisory Committee aims to raise awareness, advise, and stimulate action to serve as a resource to the Council on matters pertaining to community safety in the City of Brampton.  
 
Composition:
 The Brampton Community Safety Advisory Committee will be comprised of no less than 8 and no more than 16 members including, but not limited to: 
  
1.1 The Advisory Committee shall consist of up to 16 voting members: 
 
  • One (1) Member of Council serving as the Chair
  • A maximum of four (4) Members of Council, from each of the four quadrants of the City defined as follows:
    • Northeast of Highway 410 and Queen Street East 
    •  Southeast of Highway 410 and Queen Street East 
    •  Southwest of Highway 410 and Queen Street East 
    •  Northwest of Highway 410 and Queen Street East 
  • A minimum of four (4) citizen representatives one from each of the four quadrants of the City defined as follows:
    • Northeast of Highway 410 and Queen Street East
    • Southeast of Highway 410 and Queen Street East 
    • Southwest of Highway 410 and Queen Street East 
    • Northwest of Highway 410 and Queen Street East
  • One (1) representative (Trustee or board employee) from the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
  • One (1) representative (Trustee or board employee) from the Peel Region District School Board
  • One (1) representative from Peel Regional Police 
  • One (1) representative from Peel Public Health 
  • One (1) representative from Peel Human Services 
  • One (1) representative from Central West LHIN 
  • One (1) representative from the Board of the Downtown Brampton BIA 
     
 1.2 The Advisory Committee will engage mandatory non-voting resources that will serve in an advisory and support capacity and shall include the following: 
  
  • One (1) representative Brampton Fire Prevention
  • One (1) representative from Brampton Enforcement and By-Law 
  • One (1) representative from Brampton Security Services  
The Manager of Emergency Management and the Advisor of Community Safety shall serve as staff liaison to the Advisory Committee. 
 
The City Clerk’s Office shall provide meeting management support and communication. 
  
1.3 The Advisory Committee will also engage additional non-voting resources that will serve solely in an advisory capacity. 

2. Term of Office: 
Appointments to the Advisory Committee will be concurrent with the term of Council, ending November 14, 2022, or until successors are appointed. 
 
3. Established by: 
Council Resolution C013-2017 (Recommendations CW006-2017 and CW007- 2017) 
Council Resolution C356-2017 (Recommendations CW400-2017, BCS011-2017)

4. Meetings :
Meetings will be held quarterly, or at the call of the Chair in consultation with staff liaisons, and scheduled by the City Clerk in consultation with the Chair. Length of meetings will vary depending on the agenda. 

5. Reporting Structure: 
The Advisory Committee reports to the Community Services Section, Committee of Council. 
 
6. Support:  
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 Advisory Committee will be provided by Manager of Emergency Management and Advisor of Community Safety to lead coordination and to facilitate Advisory Committee objectives.  
 
7. Purpose: 
The purpose of the Brampton Community Safety Advisory Committee is to raise awareness, advise, and stimulate action in order to facilitate the reduction and prevention of community safety related matters in the City of Brampton. 

7.1 Scope:  
The Advisory Committee recognizes the Region of Peel’s Community Safety and Well-Being System Leadership Table (Refer to Appendix for Region’s draft Term’s of Reference) as a partner working in parallel to create a safer community for all. To ensure an integrated approach and streamline operations, the Advisory Committee’s efforts shall complement Regional efforts, which include tackling systemic discrimination and other social factors that contribute to crime, victimization, addiction, drug overdose and suicide. 

Within the responsibilities and direct control of the City of Brampton, the following focus areas shall be explored with the objective of identifying and/or developing evidence based immediate, intermediate, and long-term outcomes: 
  • Road Safety 
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Concepts 
  • Social development for Upstream Crime Prevention 
  • Public Education and Awareness 
  • Resource and Service Accessibility 
Additional priority areas will reflect available data, the expertise of member organizations and will be informed by consultations with the public on current and future risks to the safety of the community. 
 
7.2 Mandate:

7.2.1 The Advisory Committee is specifically responsible for: 

Raising Awareness: 
  •  Identify City of Brampton specific priority community safety issues through evidence based information and community input; 
  • Evaluate both reactive and proactive strategic actions through multiple lenses to improve community safety;
  • Identify opportunities and gaps to ensure all segments of the population are considered;
  • Encourage and promote awareness of community safety issues and initiatives;  and,
  • Promote public awareness regarding legislation and policies relating to the Committee’s mandate. 
     
Advocacy:
  • Promote partnerships to encourage an integrated approach to solving local issues with an emphasis on high risk conditions; and 
  • Advocate through City Council to other legislative bodies for necessary community safety legislation and policies.  
Stimulate Action: 
  • Liaise with other levels of government and community safety partners to effectively use resources and share information relating to community safety in Brampton; 
  • 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; and 
  • Initiate and facilitate working groups as may be necessary to assist in the development, encouragement and promotion of community safety initiatives.  
     
7.2.2 The Advisory Committee may review and report on: 
  • Legislation proposed by various levels of government 
  • Immediate, intermediate and long-term expenditure plans, and the effectiveness of their implementation; 
  • An analysis of the relative success of the relevant initiatives, as measured by the results obtained as compared with its stated objectives; and 
  • The Region of Peel’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.
 
Current Members (2018-2022 term):
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