Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

Everyone has a role to play in safety and well-being, and the City of Ottawa is seeking your feedback as we develop Ottawa’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

The plan, which is required under the Province’s Safer Ontario Act, 2018, will outline strategies and actions to improve safety and well-being for everyone in Ottawa. But to ensure a successful plan, we’ll first need to hear from you about the best ways for residents, organizations and government to work together to address well-being and safety issues in our communities.

You’ll find lots of places on this site where you can learn about the new Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, and to provide feedback into the process. We invite you to take our survey and have your say.

All City of Ottawa consultation meetings are cancelled as a precautionary measure to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, we will not circulate the Community Toolkit to hold your own small group discussion. We will make every effort to make this community resource available when safe to do so and based on the advice of our health professionals.

For more information and updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus please visit the Ottawa Public Health website.

Everyone has a role to play in safety and well-being, and the City of Ottawa is seeking your feedback as we develop Ottawa’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

The plan, which is required under the Province’s Safer Ontario Act, 2018, will outline strategies and actions to improve safety and well-being for everyone in Ottawa. But to ensure a successful plan, we’ll first need to hear from you about the best ways for residents, organizations and government to work together to address well-being and safety issues in our communities.

You’ll find lots of places on this site where you can learn about the new Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, and to provide feedback into the process. We invite you to take our survey and have your say.

All City of Ottawa consultation meetings are cancelled as a precautionary measure to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, we will not circulate the Community Toolkit to hold your own small group discussion. We will make every effort to make this community resource available when safe to do so and based on the advice of our health professionals.

For more information and updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus please visit the Ottawa Public Health website.

  • Cancelled – In Person Community Conversation meetings

    21 days ago

    All City of Ottawa consultation meetings are cancelled as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Community Safety and Well-Being project team is contacting all participants who have signed up for an in-person Community Conversation public meeting to advise of the cancellation. We will make every effort to host future meetings when safe to do so and based on the advice of our health professionals.

    We value your feedback and encourage you to take a few minutes to fill out our online survey. We want to know what well-being and community safety issues are important to you...

    All City of Ottawa consultation meetings are cancelled as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Community Safety and Well-Being project team is contacting all participants who have signed up for an in-person Community Conversation public meeting to advise of the cancellation. We will make every effort to host future meetings when safe to do so and based on the advice of our health professionals.

    We value your feedback and encourage you to take a few minutes to fill out our online survey. We want to know what well-being and community safety issues are important to you in our city, what’s missing, and what is already working well.

    For more information and updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus please visit the Ottawa Public Health website.

  • Community Safety and Well-Being Survey

    about 1 month ago

    Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey.

    We are looking for your feedback in order to document ideas and suggestions from a diverse cross section of the city. This will help determine priorities for the Plan going forward.

    This survey will close on May 15, 2020.


    Please take a few minutes to complete our online survey.

    We are looking for your feedback in order to document ideas and suggestions from a diverse cross section of the city. This will help determine priorities for the Plan going forward.

    This survey will close on May 15, 2020.


  • Resources and Background Information

    about 2 months ago

    Check out our Important Links and Document Library to the right of this page for more information about why we’re working together on a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

    You might also be interested in the results of some perception polling that we undertook. This polling information will help inform the priorities of the new plan, but more importantly, it will give you a sense of how others in Ottawa are feeling about community safety and well-being issues in their own neighbourhoods.

    Check out our Important Links and Document Library to the right of this page for more information about why we’re working together on a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

    You might also be interested in the results of some perception polling that we undertook. This polling information will help inform the priorities of the new plan, but more importantly, it will give you a sense of how others in Ottawa are feeling about community safety and well-being issues in their own neighbourhoods.