Community Social Safety Initiative (CSSI)
Manager of Community Social Safety Initiative
Community Safety Officers (CSOs)
Community Social Safety Initiative DataThe City’s Performance dashboards are tracking progress on Council’s Strategic Priorities. You can access the Community safety dashboard at here.
There are important subsets of data that the City is tracking as part of the Community Social Safety Initiative (CSSI). Here are some links to data that allow you to drill down a bit more into the data that we are using to manage and adapt the CSSI.
Use the links above.
Community ConversationWe will identify and prioritize problems that need to be addressed in our community.
- Community Partners meetings to engage community experts to gather information and establish priorities for the LEAD Maple Ridge Plan.
- Maple Ridge Council implemented a Business Walk Program that included a survey. The results of that survey were presented to Council on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. The media release for that project can be found here. The link to the Council report and data can be found here.
Safety and Security
A number of initiative have been implemented to date and include:
- Increased enforcement coordination and additional security patrols in the Town Centre to ensure the safety of citizens who are enjoying community events, shopping and park amenities.
- Enhanced early morning cleanups of public areas to better support safe experiences for citizens using our business community. An enhanced and integrated communications system for security, volunteer and City staff to ensure prompt deployment of resources to address any concerns that arise in the downtown core.
- Installed thirteen new laneway lights in the Town Centre as part of the Light Alleyways program.
- Increased focus on delivering free community events in and around Memorial Peace Park to provide fun family activities well into the evening. There was a positive uptake last summer and the result is that people feel a strong sense of safety and community pride. This program will continue into the summer of 2020.
- Council adopted the Nuisance and Safer Streets Bylaws.
Health and Social ServicesWe have engaged experts who deliver health and social services in our community to create strong connections and provide collaboration to achieve the best outcomes for all citizens. We will examine how we can advocate and support people dealing with substance misuse to connect them with the pathways to recovery.
- There are a number of agencies working in the community to address homelessness. Each agency has created a list of "FAQs" to provide information on the work their agency is doing in Maple Ridge to address the impacts of homelessness. Visit Addressing Homelessness in Maple Ridge for more information.
- The City of Maple Ridge Social Housing Plan was established in 2019 and defines a number of Council priorities related to the provision of supportive and affordable housing opportunities in our community.
- These priorities include the development of a "Made in Maple Ridge" demonstration model of a permanent supportive housing facility, expanding the affordable housing opportunities for Maple Ridge seniors and families, endorsing a social services mapping exercise to inform other potential housing services needed in Maple Ridge and the development of a regulatory approach for supportive recovery homes in residential settings in Maple Ridge.
- February 9, 2021: Council Receives Community Social Safety Initiative Update
- December 11, 2019: Council Provides Stronger Enforcement Tools for Nuisance Properties
- December 6, 2019: Business Survey Results Confirm Council’s Strategic Priorities
- December 5, 2019: Experience GLOW Maple Ridge This Holiday Season
- November 20, 2019: City Passes Safer Streets Bylaw and Updates to Traffic Bylaw
- March 21, 2019: Maple Ridge Council Endorses Strategic Plan
- March 20, 2019: City of Maple Ridge Issues Statement on BC Housing Announcement
- March 15, 2019: City Affirms Commitment to Work with the Province on Social Housing Plan
- March 12, 2019: Maple Ridge Council Unveils Social Housing Plan
- March 5, 2019: Council Passes Resolution to Develop Social Housing Plan
- February 28, 2019: Mayor Morden Meets with Provincial Ministers
- February 20, 2019: Council Moves Forward with Community Safety Plan