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 (CSWB) 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. We have been listening to the community on the best ways for residents, organizations and government to work together to address well-being and safety issues in our communities.

Your voice matters! Jump in on the conversation from January 18 to March 5 for the CSWB Phase 2 consultations.

This phase of community engagement will focus on gathering more detailed feedback to set strategic objectives, strategies and actions on each of the six local priorities that will be the focus of Ottawa’s first CSWB Plan as follows: discrimination, marginalization & racism, financial security & poverty reduction, gender-based violence & violence against women, housing, integrated & simpler systems, and mental well-being.

Explore our engagement activities below, under ‘updates’ as well as our resources folder for more information. All feedback from this consultation period will be analyzed and summarized in a Phase 2 CSWB “What We Heard” report this spring. Sign up for project updates to stay informed.

Although both the Anti-Racism Secretariat and the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan each have their own mandate, our work is complementary to each other. Both groups are working together to help create a city that is equitable and safe for all and improves everyone’s well-being.

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 (CSWB) 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. We have been listening to the community on the best ways for residents, organizations and government to work together to address well-being and safety issues in our communities.

Your voice matters! Jump in on the conversation from January 18 to March 5 for the CSWB Phase 2 consultations.

This phase of community engagement will focus on gathering more detailed feedback to set strategic objectives, strategies and actions on each of the six local priorities that will be the focus of Ottawa’s first CSWB Plan as follows: discrimination, marginalization & racism, financial security & poverty reduction, gender-based violence & violence against women, housing, integrated & simpler systems, and mental well-being.

Explore our engagement activities below, under ‘updates’ as well as our resources folder for more information. All feedback from this consultation period will be analyzed and summarized in a Phase 2 CSWB “What We Heard” report this spring. Sign up for project updates to stay informed.

Although both the Anti-Racism Secretariat and the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan each have their own mandate, our work is complementary to each other. Both groups are working together to help create a city that is equitable and safe for all and improves everyone’s well-being.

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  • Discrimination, Marginalization and Racism

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    a woman wearing a hijab covering her faceEach of us has a story of what discrimination, marginalization and racism means to us as individuals and as a community. We ask that you reflect on your experiences or those of a friend, family member or neighbour and answer the following question:  

    What do you see as a practical next step that we, as a community, individual or organization, could take towards addressing systemic racism, discrimination and marginalization? 

    Review our factsheet for more information on the topic of discrimination, marginalization and racism. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Your voice matters! 

    This conversation will be moderated, please be sensitive to others with your commentary. All submissions will be publicly displayed on the website. Your feedback will be included in our analysis to help develop actions and strategies to improve discrimination, marginalization and racism. 

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  • Mental Well-Being

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    Each of us has a story of what mental well-being means to us as individuals and as a community.  We ask that you reflect on your experiences or those of a friend, family member or neighbour and answer the following question:

    There is no health without mental health.  How do we ensure Ottawa is a city where mental health is valued, promoted and protected?

    Check out this video from Ottawa Public Health or read our factsheet to get you thinking about what mental wellness means to you.  

    Source: Ottawa Public Health, How to Talk about Your Mental HealthTalking about mental health can be hard for some people. Learn about safe ways to talk about your own mental health or illness and how to support others sharing their challenges with you.

    Thank you for sharing your ideas. Your voice matters!  

    This conversation will be moderated, please be sensitive to others with your commentary. All submissions will be publicly displayed on the website. Your feedback will be included in our analysis to help develop actions and strategies to improve mental well-being.

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  • Financial Security and Poverty Reduction

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    Each of us has a story of what financial security and poverty reduction means to us as individuals and as a community. We ask that you reflect on your experiences or those of a friend, family member or neighbour and answer the following question:

    What is required to address poverty in Ottawa? Think about all people, no matter their age, race, creed, culture or walk of life.

    Review our factsheet for more information on the topic of financial security and poverty reduction. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Your voice matters!  

    This conversation will be moderated, please be sensitive to others with your commentary. All submissions will be publicly displayed on the website. Your feedback will be included in our analysis to help develop actions and strategies to improve financial security and poverty reduction. 

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  • Gender-Based Violence and Violence Against Women

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    Each of us has a story of what gender-based violence and violence against women means to us as individuals and as a community. We ask that you reflect on your experiences or those of a friend, family member or neighbour and answer the following question:

    How can individuals and groups create safe and effective ways to prevent gender-based violence and violence against women?

    Review our factsheet for more information on the topic of gender-based violence and violence against women. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Your voice matters!  

    This conversation will be moderated, please be sensitive to others with your commentary. All submissions will be publicly displayed on the website. Your feedback will be included in our analysis to help develop actions and strategies to reduce gender-based violence and violence against women. 

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  • Housing

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    cut out of a house in a fieldEach of us has a story of what housing means to us as individuals and as a community. We ask that you reflect on your experiences or those of a friend, family member or neighbour and answer the following question:

    How would you describe your housing goals and what do you need to achieve those goals?  

    Review our factsheet for more information on the topic of housing. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Your voice matters!  

    This conversation will be moderated, please be sensitive to others with your commentary. All submissions will be publicly displayed on the website.  Your feedback will be included in our analysis to help develop actions and strategies to improve housing.

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  • Integrated and Simpler Systems

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    Each of us has a story of what integrated and simpler systems means to us as individuals and as a community. We ask that you reflect on your experiences or those of a friend, family member or neighbour and answer the following question:

    What tools or programs are needed to improve delivery, accessibility and efficiency of existing services?

    Review our factsheet for more information on the topic of integrated and simpler systems. Thank you for sharing your ideas. Your voice matters!  

    This conversation will be moderated, please be sensitive to others with your commentary. All submissions will be publicly displayed on the website. Your feedback will be included in our analysis to help develop actions and strategies to improve how agencies work together. 

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