About Us


Our Partners

Partnership and collaboration are the cornerstones of Safe Communities Wellington County and our Safety and Well-Being Plan.  Safe Communities connects first responders and community services throughout the County.  Partnerships allow the special abilities of individual groups to maximize impact.  Collaboration is crucial to community safety and well-being.

Our Leadership

Our Executive Team is comprised of Wellington County OPP, Guelph Wellington Paramedic Services, Wellington County Council, Wellington County Social Services, Residents, and Wellington Healthcare Alliance

Our History

Back in 2012, a number of passionate organizations and individuals made it their goal to designate Wellington County as a Safe Community.  Counsillor Gary Williamson, and Staff Sergeant, Jack Hunjan led the charge, becoming the first Co-Chairs for Safe Communities Wellington County.  Wellington County was designated by Parachute Canada on June 2013 in the Township of Wellington North.  Over the last few years the priorities have remained constant with Motor Vehicle Collisions On/Off Road, Falls Prevention, Intentional Self Harm (Now Mental Health), and Accidental Poisonings as our top four.  Our action groups have been busy helping prevent injuries across Wellington County, collaborating with different stakeholders to make more of an impact on safety across The County.  Safe Communities Day, Falls Prevention Month, Safe Kids Week, National Teen Driver Safety Week and local events that Safe Communities runs and participates in, have already helped us reach upwards of 5000 people over the last nine years.

Press Releases

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Safe Communities Designation

The vision of Safe Communities Wellington County is to make Wellington County the safest and healthiest place to live, learn, work and thrive in Canada.  In Wellington County’s 10th year of being designated a Safe Community, The County recognises the importance of bringing stakeholders together to determine priorities every 3 to 5 years.  We are now in the process of determining our safety & Wellness priorities for 2023 to 2027.