Councillor Josh Matlow

Oakwood-Vaughan Community Development & Safety

Oakwood-Vaughan Community Development & Safety2019-11-12T21:22:13+00:00

There is nothing more important to me than the safety of our community. The repeated acts of violence committed in our Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood is extremely upsetting. The fear and vulnerability residents in our community and across our city feel as a result of gun violence is unacceptable.

I welcome you to fill out the following survey questionnaire and guided discussion questions from my round table meeting found below. It’s very important that your voice is being heard.

Please note that all answers are anonymous and being kept confidential. Feel welcome to email me if you require this page to be translated or require any assistance filling out the form.


  • Personal Information

  • Section 1: Neighbourhood

  • How would you rate the suitability of the Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood for:
  • How would you rate the level of support available for you from:
  • Section 2: Safety

  • How safe do you feel when you are outside and alone in a public place in the Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood
  • Please select what you think the three (3) greatest issues are within the Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood:
  • Section 3: Access to Services

  • How would you rate the availability of these activities/services in the Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood:
  • Which activities/services do you use in the Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood? More than one box can be checked:
  • Section 4: Reporting

  • How often do you report a crime committed against yourself, family or friend(s)?
  • Who are you reporting these incidents to? More than one (1) can be selected
  • Section 5: Join Our List

  • If you're interested in being kept up-to-date on this initiative, please ensure that you've noted your email above
  • Guided Discussion Questions

  • 1. What two (2) words would you use to describe the term "SAFETY" ?
  • 2. Now that we know what safety means to you, let's discuss what is called "the social determinants of health". In case you don't know what the social determinants of health are, please review this link: . How do you see this in your neighbourhood, in particular around violence and safety?
  • 4. The Ontario Working Group on Collaborative, Risk-driven Community Safety and Well-being (OWG), is a group of stakeholders such as the police services, provincial and municipal government agencies, community organizers and other partners like yourselves that have come together to develop a framework (please click here: to view the framework) that encourages Cities to plan for community safety and well-being at four (4) levels of intervention: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT, PREVENTION, RISK INTERVENTION, and EMERGENCY RESPONSE
  • a) For each level, please describe what is needed to ensure that level is successful in delivering its mandate
  • b) Would you change any of the levels or perhaps add a level to this framework? If so, please describe what is needed to ensure that level is successful in delivering its mandate



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