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In 2022 the City of Selkirk was chosen as one of eleven (11) communities to participate in the Manitoba governments Community Safety and Wellbeing (CSWB) Pilot project.
Funding assistance for this project has been provided by the Government of Manitoba through the Manitoba Community Safety and Wellbeing Planning Project for the development of a CSWB Plan in the City of Selkirk.
Since then, key stakeholders in Selkirk with leadership from the Canadian Centre for Safer Communities (CCFSC) have been working together to identify available programming, current gaps and identify ways that groups can work together to support residents and support community safety and wellbeing.
Citizen engagement is an important aspect to this project and as such we have the community safety and wellbeing survey available now.

Citizen Engagement

Why Should Citizens Participate in this initiative?

We want to hear from you! It is important that we hear from all members of our community about their thoughts on the community’s overall wellbeing.
This is to ensure that:

  • The project captures perspectives from the wide range of demographics that live and access services in Selkirk.
  • Residents are able to identify their unique perspective on safety in their specific area as well as Selkirk as a whole.
  • Identify area, issues, or ideas that might not have been identified by the stakeholders.

How Can I Participate?

There are many ways you can participate in this survey including:

  • Filling out the online survey here.
  • Attending the Selkirk Civic Office at 200 Eaton Ave to get a paper copy of the survey.
  • You can email [email protected] or call 204-785-4900 and have a paper survey mailed to your home.
  • Attending the Gaynor Family Library at 806 Manitoba Ave for a paper survey.
  • When you access services at one of the participating organizations related to this program. Partner organization include:
    •  START
    • Public Health/Manitoba Harm Reduction
    • Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

Community Safety and Wellbeing Survey

The survey is expected to take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete and is comprised of a combination of multiple choice and written response questions.
Complete the survey here:

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Will Survey Answers Be Kept Confidential And How Will It Be Used?

All personal information collected is confidential, held by Canadian Centre for Safer Cities and the City of Selkirk. Information is used only for grouped statistical analysis. Rest assured that this will only be used for the following purposes:

  • To better understand survey results and trends.
  • To hep improve services, programs, and initiatives within the City or region.
  • To make data-driven decisions that benefit our community by both the City and partner organizations.
  • To make sure that all demographics have equal opportunity to participate in the project, and to create targeted approaches and strategies to garner participation from those who might have been missed.

Where Can I Find Survey Results?

When the survey results are available to the public – you will able to find the results on the city’s CitizenVoice page, where all available surveys and history are listed:

Existing Services

What Initiatives Already Exist in the City to Promote Safety and Wellbeing? 

Anti-Graffiti Program: The City’s anti-graffiti program is designed to remove all types of graffiti (including paint, posters, stickers, etc.) from public and private property at no charge. For more information on the City’s Anti-Graffiti Program visit: Crime Prevention – City of Selkirk (

Recreation and Programming: The City offers a number of free and cost effective programs throughout the year!

For a full list of recreation programs that are available please visit: City Programs – City of Selkirk (

Things to Do: The City hosts a number of events throughout the year, with something for everyone! To see a full list of things to do in Selkirk please visit: Things to Do – City of Selkirk (

What Services Already Exist in Selkirk and Surrounding Area to Promote Community Wellbeing

There are many great user groups within the City and surrounding area that provide a variety of services to suit your needs including members of the project Steering Committee:

START – START Program – Selkirk (

Royal Canadian Mounted Police – National Home Page | Royal Canadian Mounted Police (

Selkirk Community Renewal Corporation – Selkirk Community Renewal Corporation – Home (

Manitoba Harm Reduction Network – MHRN

Lord Selkirk School Division – Home – Lord Selkirk School Division (

Manitoba Government – Province of Manitoba | Home Page (

Interlake Regional Health Authority – Interlake-Eastern RHA (

More information about the many great organizations that service Selkirk and surrounding area can be found in the Selkirk Blue book! For the complete Blue Book version please visit: Blue Book – City of Selkirk (

Have more questions? find the answers by reaching out to our CitizenSupport Representatives via phone at 204-785-4900 or via email at [email protected].

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