Learn more about supports that are working to make Toronto’s communities safer.

Toronto Community Crisis Service

A community-based service which dispatches trained teams of crisis workers to respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Safety Audits

Safety audits are a tool to evaluate different features in neighbourhoods with the goal of reducing crime and improving everyone’s personal safety. A safety audit helps people to look for and assess spaces that feel unsafe.

Community Crisis Response

The Community Crisis Response Program provides support, resources and financial assistance to communities impacted by violent and traumatic incidents.

FOCUS Toronto

Furthering Our Community by Uniting Services (FOCUS) is an innovative Community Safety and Wellbeing Initiative co-led by the City of Toronto, United Way Toronto and Toronto Police Service that aims to reduce harms, victimization and improve community resiliency and wellbeing.

Specialized Program for Interdivisional Enhanced Responsiveness to Vulnerability (SPIDER)

SPIDER's mission is to reduce the recurrence of risks and promote the safe inclusion of vulnerable Torontonians in their communities.

Community Healing Project

Addresses trauma as a root cause of youth violence and gang involvement by supporting the development of mental health literacy and resiliency in youth who have been exposed to community violence.

Youth Violence Prevention & Interruption

Learn more about programs, supports, and services that are working to address community violence and support youth vulnerable to the involvement in serious violence and crime.

Safe TO: A Community Safety & Wellbeing Plan

The Community Safety & Wellbeing Plan aims to shift a focus of emergency response to intentionally mobilizing risk intervention prevention and social development approaches to move to a culture of prevention.

Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention

The City of Toronto is a member of the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention (CMNCP), which brings together municipalities from across the country to build capacity to reduce crime and foster community safety and wellbeing by investing in the prevention of crime through social development. Visit SaferCities.ca to find out more.