Short-term solutions.
Long-term gains.

COMMANDE (COMmunity Mobilization AND Engagement strategy) is a collaborative of regional and municipal agencies, social services and community-based organizations, supported by grant funding.

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Short-term solutions.
Long-term gains.

COMMANDE (COMmunity Mobilization AND Engagement strategy) is a collaborative of regional and municipal agencies, social services and community-based organizations, supported by grant funding.

Learn more

Community Mobilization and Engagement Strategy

COMMANDE (COMmunity Mobilization AND Engagement strategy) was piloted in Milton, October 2013. The objective of COMMANDE is to:

  • identify individuals, families, groups, places or circumstances in our communities, that are at an acutely elevated risk of victimization or offending
  • encourage and support community involvement and social development
  • collaboratively achieve a sustainable effect on the overall safety, security and wellbeing of its residents and visitors

The COMMANDE logo was designed by Grade 11 Georgetown District High School student, Holly Gadoury.

COMMNADE logo for Halton region.

“I thought it would be important to incorporate the hands to show community. There is emphasis on the CO in Commande to display co-operation, and working together. The use of bright colors is to show warmth and welcoming, it appears cheerful. The multi-colored hands also show diversity that can be displayed throughout the community and amongst a group of people.”

— HOLLY GADOURY

COMMANDE Partners

  • Halton Regional Police Service

    The Halton Regional Police Service contributes to the safety and well-being of the region’s 500,000 residents. Together with the men and women of the Halton Regional Police Service, the Chief and Deputy Chiefs work diligently to build effective community partnerships and deliver proactive programs and initiatives to improve community safety, reduce and solve crime and respond to the public’s calls for service.

    For more information visit www.haltonpolice.ca


    Halton Regional Police Service logo

  • Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)

    COAST is provided in partnership with the Halton Regional Police Service to improve the well-being of our community through high-quality mental health and addiction services. The goal of the COAST program is to enable individuals in crisis who have a serious mental illness or addiction to remain safely within their own environment by providing a range of accessible services that include outreach assessments, supportive care and interventions to prevent further crises. Our services include a 24 hour crisis line and a COAST Outreach team that is comprised of a Crisis Intervention Specialist and a specially-trained plain-clothed Halton Regional Police officer. Our 24 hour COAST crisis line is 1 877 825-9011. COAST is available 24/7 throughout the year. We never close!

    For more information visit www.halton.cmha.ca

    Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) logo

  • ROCK – Reach Out Centre For Kids

    ROCK has been providing mental health services since 1974. We began as CATC Children’s Assessment and Treatment Services and merged with HASS Halton Adolescent Support Services in 2002. In 2006 we rebranded to become ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids. In 2008 we were joined by The Burlington Family Resource Centre in order to provide OEYC and Early Years programming. ROCK is accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation. ROCK’s mission: Working together to promote and achieve optimal mental health in kids and families.

    For more information visit www.rockonline.ca

    ROCK – Reach Out Centre For Kids logo

  • Town of Milton Licensing & Enforcement Department

    By-laws ensure a safe, quiet and pleasant environment for residents in this community. Municipal Law Enforcement Officers investigate concerns such as noise complaints, property standards issues, littering/dumping, fences, portable signs and other matters.

    For more information visit www.milton.ca

    Town of Milton Licensing & Enforcement Department logo

  • Halton Community Housing Corporation

    Halton Community Housing Corporation (HCHC) owns and operates 27 communities within Halton Region, providing housing to families and seniors. Our communities include townhouses, apartments as well as single and semi-detached dwellings. Applicants are selected from the Halton Access to Community Housing (HATCH) rent-geared-to-income (RGI) waiting list. Market rent units are also available within HCHC communities.

    For more information visit www.halton.ca

    Halton Community Housing Corporation logo

  • Milton Fire Department

    Milton Fired Department provides a wide range of safe and effective fire suppression, education and related services to ensure Milton is a safe place to live, work and play.

    For more information visit www.miltonfire.ca

    Milton Fire Department logo

  • ADAPT

    ADAPT is dedicated to empowering persons with alcohol, drug or gambling concerns, and their families, to manage these concerns and lead more fulfilling lives through the provision of comprehensive assessment and treatment services corresponding to need.

    For more information visit www.haltonadapt.org

    ADAPT logo

  • John Howard Society

    The society's goal is to prevent crime through research, community education, the promotion of systematic change and restorative services to individuals. The Society takes its name from the English prison reformer John Howard (1726 – 1790), who chronicled the conditions of prisons in his seminal work “The State of Prisons in England and Wales”. John Howard’s book was the beginning of a prison reform movement in England and was the basis of many changes to the penal system in Europe.

    For more information visit www.johnhowardphd.ca

    John Howard Society logo

Contact Us For More Information

If you have questions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you.
Contact us by email at info@haltoncommande.com.