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LEAD Maple Ridge – a Community Social Safety Initiative (CSSI)
LEAD Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge Council has deployed an integrated approach to ensure residents are able to live their best lives today and into the future. The approach is called ‘LEAD Maple Ridge.’ LEAD is an acronym for Listen, Engage, Assess and Deliver.
LEAD Maple Ridge, a Community Social Safety Initiative (CSSI), is an integrated planning approach to build community resilience through greater community vitality, access to healthy pathways that enable people to mutually support each other, and achieve well-being and a good quality of life.
The LEAD Maple Ridge public engagement process intends to build understanding about what a safe City looks like, what are the public safety issues and concerns, what initiatives and solutions are working, and what else would Maple Ridge residents like to see.
The intention is to identify and document neighbourhood specific issues and concerns to inform the development of a City of Maple Ridge Community Safety Strategy.
What is the aim of the Community Social Safety Initiative?
The intended outcome is to develop a strategy to help ensure:
- That citizens feel safe and are engaged in their community
- That citizens are protected
- That their well-being is supported
What is the LEAD Maple Ridge Process?
Communities are diverse and issues and concerns often vary from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. We want to engage the broader Maple Ridge community to understand how you experience safety in the community. Inviting your input is a key step in this process and we want to hear your perspective and what issues are important to you on a day to day basis.
Community Safety Comment Map
Over August, a pilot project "Community Safety Comment Map" was available for citizens to provide their comments and observations on Community Safety themes in Maple Ridge. The Comment Map is now closed. Stay tuned for more information on this initiative.
Virtual Neighbourhood Meetings
Learning Event: Virtual Community Safety Panel Q &A
As part of its commitment to include the public in important decision making, the City has policies and processes to ensure public engagement is inclusive, accessible, transparent, and measurable, and that results are shared with the people who have helped shape the outcomes.
For more information about the LEAD Maple Ridge engagement goals and principles, please click here.
LEAD Maple Ridge Work To Date
LEAD is a public engagement framework for community safety in Maple Ridge involving four steps: Lead, Engage, Assess, and Deliver. It is an innovative planning approach designed to build trust, participation, transparency, and communication about City led initiatives through measurement and reporting that enhances accountability.
In the context of LEAD and the CSSI the City of Maple Ridge has successfully initiated community conversations with the business community and health, housing and social services stakeholders to better understand related to the downtown and specific geographic locations.
Please visit our Background and Resource page for more information. This page includes staff reports, presentations as well as community resources.
How will LEAD Maple Ridge be implemented?
The Community Social Safety Initiative is a multi-faceted program that seeks to ensure citizens feel safe and engaged; citizens are protected; and citizens’ well-being is supported.
The City is working with community partners and other levels of government to gather their input and identify service gaps and opportunities to improve service levels where needed.
Programs and/or initiatives developed under the CSSI will encourage public engagement in positive activities and interactions, volunteer opportunities and will increase the vibrancy of our community.
Want To Stay In Touch?
Updates on LEAD Maple Ridge will be provided online as well as via email. If you wish to be included on the LEAD Maple Ridge E-Newsletter, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking For More Information?
Please feel free to contact the City of Maple Ridge by email or phone at 604-463-5221 with questions or comments about community safety.
Check back regularly for more information about LEAD Maple Ridge!