BRAMPTON, ON (February 1, 2024) – As Brampton continues to grow, the City is committed to building strong and connected communities. Following the launch of the City of Brampton’s Neighbourhood Association Guide, a key part of its Community Safety Action Plan, local neighbourhood groups are now invited to apply to become an Affiliated Neighbourhood Association.
An Affiliated Neighbourhood Association is a volunteer group of residents from the same neighbourhood who work together to identify ways to improve their community with positive changes. Affiliated Neighbourhood Associations will be connected with a City liaison through Brampton’s Community Safety and Well-Being Office (CSWO) to provide support and advice to residents. Once affiliated, the Neighbourhood Association will also receive the City’s new Nurtured Neighbourhood Grant of up to $1,500 to use toward neighbourhood projects, events, meetings and activities.
Key benefits of becoming an Affiliated Neighbourhood Association include:
- Enhanced sense of connectedness amongst fellow neighbours.
- Increased belonging by meeting and building relationships with neighbours.
- Beautified communities.
- Improved community safety.
- City recognition for neighbourhood-led initiatives that increase community safety and well-being.
This program was created through meaningful conversations with residents seeking support with projects and initiatives to help their neighbourhoods feel safer and more connected. With this feedback, CSWO has evolved the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Program into this second phase.
How to apply
Neighbourhood groups wishing to become an Affiliated Neighbourhood Association can apply here. The deadline to apply is February 29, 2024, at 11:59 pm.
For help accessing the documents and applying, please reach out to CSWO@brampton.ca.
About Brampton’s Neighbourhood Association Guide
The Neighbourhood Association Guide (available in English, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Urdu and Hindi) is a resource designed to empower and connect residents. The guide serves as a tool for residents wanting to make a positive impact in their neighbourhood. In the guide, residents will find tips and tools on how to enhance safety, connectedness, belonging, and well-being. It equips residents with essential resources to foster a proactive approach towards neighbourhood development and creating Neighbourhood Action Plans.
For more information about the Neighbourhood Association Guide, visit www.brampton.ca/communitysafety.