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Winnipeg Committee for Safety



Community safety is a key component in positioning Winnipeg for the sustainable growth which is key to our future competitiveness. Through SpeakUpWinnipeg, the Winnipeg Committee for Safety acts as an expert resource and trusted advisor in the development of the 25-year vision for the city.  This plan is required by the City of Winnipeg Charter that requires the City to adopt, via by-law, a development plan that sets out long-term plans and policies. The development plan guides and informs more detailed planning on specific topics or for specific areas, and WCFS is proud to have helped in making safety an important consideration.


In March 2008, City of Winnipeg Council approved LiveSAFE – An Interconnected Crime Prevention Policy. This policy statement recognized that successful crime prevention interventions involve all sectors within the community, including levels of government the private and non-profit sectors, community groups and citizens. The intent of the LiveSAFE in Winnipeg policy is to find a balanced approach to crime prevention that includes policing as well as a preventive approach, in order to address the root causes of crime in our community. The Winnipeg Committee for Safety has and continues to serve in an advisory role to LiveSAFE, ensuring that community groups and citizens are an integral part of implementing the program.

A Safer Workplace

In partnership with the Manitoba Federation of Labour Occupational Health Centre the Committee helped to develop the workshop and help reduce the number of Manitobans injured in incidents of violence at the workplace – currently an estimated 200 per year. This year, the workshop was once again run at full capacity. Participants gained knowledge in the areas of hazard identification and risk assessment, particularly in relation to assaults and attacks.

The Violence and Disorderly Conduct Sub-Committee developed plans and programs targeted at proactively reducing violence in the community, workplace and home.

UN Safe Cities Initiative – Winnipeg Safe City

September 30, 2016 - Province, City announce new initiatives to support safer public spaces for women and girls.

On December 10, 2013, Winnipeg was the first city in North America to join the UN Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Initiative. The Winnipeg Safe City work involves collaborative research and advisory, program and policy-related efforts to end violence against women in public spaces.

The City of Winnipeg is proud to partner with the Province of Manitoba on this exciting and important initiative. In an effort to foster collaboration and work towards common goals, we encourage input from concerned citizens and community groups whose aim is to promote safety for women and girls in public spaces.

Working for a city free from violence against women and girls.

Winnipeg Safe City Report.

Last update: February 10, 2017
Our Vision and Mission

The WCFS believes that safety is a fundamental human right. Safe communities begin with a shared goal of capacity building, derived from working together towards common objectives. We promote and increase the safety of our city and our citizens by providing support, education and collaborative goals to help make our city safer.

Our mission is to work proactively to maintain and improve the safety of each of our citizens for the advancement of community well-being.

Make the Right Call
  • Emergency calls:
    Call 9-1-1
  • Police non-emergency calls:
  • City Services: 3-1-1