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

Human Rights workshop for newcomer youth.
The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), founded by Ontario’s three Chief Justices in 2002, is a collaborative network of organizations devoted to promoting public understanding, education and dialogue to support a responsive and inclusive justice system.
Ophea is a charity working toward an Ontario where all 2 million children and youth have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices about their health and well-being.
PARC is a community where people rebuild their lives.
PARC works with members on issues of poverty and mental health. The simple act of walking through our doors is what makes a person a PARC member. We’ve been at the heart of Parkdale for thirty-five years.
Youth with a neck tattoo that reads: "Threatened a kid." Text below reads "Don't let their past become their future, Peacbuilders.ca"
Peacebuilders International (Canada) was established over a decade ago in Toronto in hopes of making a difference in the lives of troubled and disadvantaged kids; young kids who have found themselves thrust into a life changing conflict with the law, with their school, or even with their parents....
The PACT Urban Peace Program is an award-winning, result driven and cost conscious registered Canadian charity dedicated to working with, supporting and empowering under served and at-risk youth, as well as youth already in conflict with the law.
The mission of the San Romanoway Revitalization Association (SRRA) is to promote a sense of belonging in the San Romanoway and Jane-Finch community through a wide range of programs serving residents of all ages and backgrounds.
Sistering envisions a world where all women, in all our diversity, are valued; a world where we are safe and supported, treated with dignity, and given the respect we deserve. We offer practical and emotional support to marginalized women through programs and services that enable them to take...
Our Impact
Who is Springboard? People helping people develop the skills they need to connect to their communities, discover new opportunities, overcome barriers, get inspired and achieve their full potential.
We began caring for seniors and enabling seniors to care for themselves in 1983. We continue to do so today as an accredited, not-for-profit community support service agency in Toronto by offering a wide range of practical and low-cost services to seniors and their caregivers. Our services help...
St. Stephen's Community House
St. Stephen’s Community House is a unique, community-based social service agency that has been serving the needs of Kensington Market and other neighbourhoods in Toronto since 1962. We are dedicated to making our communities stronger, happier and healthier. With more than 200 staff and the...

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