Community Safety and Well-Being Plan

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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

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. Please check out our new story feature which allows you to share your views and experiences for others to see. By sharing stories with each other, we all gain a better understanding as to why issues are important and what makes our city unique.

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.

  • NEW! Tell us your story

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    about 1 month ago

    Do you have a safety and well-being story to tell?

    Check out our new story feature which allows you to share your views and experiences for others to see. By sharing stories with each other, we all gain a better understanding as to why issues are important and what makes our city unique.

    Tell us what your ideal city would look like, what safety and well-being issues need to be addressed to make that happen? Join the conversation!

    Do you have a safety and well-being story to tell?

    Check out our new story feature which allows you to share your views and experiences for others to see. By sharing stories with each other, we all gain a better understanding as to why issues are important and what makes our city unique.

    Tell us what your ideal city would look like, what safety and well-being issues need to be addressed to make that happen? Join the conversation!

  • Resources and Background Information

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    4 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.

  • Community Safety and Well-Being Survey

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    3 months ago


    The survey is now closed.

    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 be open until the end of May.



    The survey is now closed.

    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 be open until the end of May.


  • Cancelled – In Person Community Conversation meetings

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    3 months 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 has contacted 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.

    Please check out our new story feature which allows you to share your views and experiences for others to see. By sharing stories with each other, we all gain a better understanding as...


    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 has contacted 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.

    Please check out our new story feature which allows you to share your views and experiences for others to see. By sharing stories with each other, we all gain a better understanding as to why issues are important and what makes our city unique.

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