Every community across Canada is struggling to address the ever-increasing challenges relating to social issues and community safety. Understanding the various roles and responsibilities relating to addressing social issues, and where the funding comes from, is not straightforward. CSD is responsible for working with key community stakeholders to act as backbone support for the coordination of diverse efforts to implement the Community Wellbeing and Safety Strategy (CWSS) in Lethbridge. CSD acts as a convener, collaborator and catalyst for funding, to establish a streamlined and integrated system of care for the community of Lethbridge.
To provide clarity, City Administration has created several documents that offer further information relating to social issues: