Neighbourhoods that are Strong, Safe, and Welcoming
People feel they belong to their community when they feel connected to the neighbourhood where they live. Neighbourhoods are places where children play and make friends, and where people support one another in simple, informal ways. They are the places where newcomers are welcomed and learn about their new community. Neighbourhoods are where people need to feel safe and secure. Building stronger, safer, and more welcoming neighborhoods is one important way to create a community that is inclusive and connected.
The Benefits for People
When Thunder Bay has strong, safe, welcoming neighbourhoods:
– People feel safe.
– People are engaged in community life.
– People feel a sense of belonging.
– People can get the help they need.