Safety

A sense of security and safety affects the quality of life in Toronto.

Why it matters:

For the seventh straight year, the Toronto Region had the lowest rate of police-reported crime among Canadian Census Metropolitan Areas:

    - The crime rate in the Region dropped by 7% in 2013, to 2,941per 100,000 population, the lowest rate of any of the 33

       metropolitan areas.

    - 80% of Torontonians feel at least somewhat safe walking in their communities at night.

2013 saw the highest number of youth killed by guns in a single year in more than 2 decades:

    - 7 teens aged 16 and under were killed – some in broad daylight, some in front of dozens of witnesses.

 

- Toronto's Vital Signs® Report 2014

Jessie's - The June Callwood Centre for Young Women is a comprehensive, multi-service resource centre designed to meet the needs of pregnant and parenting teens and their children. All of our programs and services are designed utilizing the social determinants of health in order to address the...
The Mission Statement of the John Howard Society of Toronto is: Making the communities safer by supporting the rehabilitation and re-integration of those who have been in conflict with the law.
LAWS students at Mock Trial Tournament
LAWS is an innovative collaborative academic and extracurricular education program aimed at supporting, guiding and motivating high school students who face challenges in engaging successfully with school and accessing postsecondary education.
Leave Out Violence (LOVE) programs reduce violence in the lives of Toronto youth and in our communities by building a team of young leaders who communicate a message of non-violence.
Celebrating in the Mabelle Park
MABELLEarts brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to make art, tell stories and creatively transform the place that is Mabelle – a high-density Toronto Community Housing complex in Central Etobicoke. For us, community arts is a collaborative process of creating culture with...
MJKO is a charitable organization that promotes positive and healthy lifestyle choices through mentoring and leadership training in a safe and encouraging environment. Our goal is to create a sense of community among youths across the Greater Toronto Area through the sport of non-contact boxing.
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METRAC works with individuals, communities and institutions to change ideas, actions and policies with the goal of ending violence against women and youth.
The Massey Centre for Women is an inclusive organization that strives to achieve healthy outcomes for all families as they work toward their goals. We nurture empowerment, independence, and growth for pregnant and parenting teens and their children by providing transitional housing as well as...
Nellie's mission is to operate programs and services for women and children who have and are experiencing oppressions such as violence, poverty and homelessness.
North York Women's Centre (NYWC) is a community of diverse women providing programs, resources and support to empower women and effect positive change. We deliver this in a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all women in the community of North York and surrounding areas.

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