Community Safety and Well-Being Plan - News and Updates

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Great News!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our CSWB website. We encourage you to visit our page frequently as we move into the next phases of the Plan.

Residents and stakeholders can also sign up for the CSWB newsletter to stay informed.

Key Milestone!

On October 27th, Ottawa City Council approved the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

The Community Safety and Well-Being Plan addresses local risks to safety and well-being at the community level in six priority areas: simplifying and integrating systems, strategies to address discrimination, marginalization and racism, financial security and poverty reduction, housing, mental well-being, and gender-based violence and violence against women.

Engagement with residents and stakeholders played a major role in shaping the priorities of the plan. Feedback from the consultation with residents and stakeholders in 2020 and 2021 was analyzed and summarized in “What We Heard” reports below. We wish to thank you all for your invaluable commitment to this project.

Our plan’s proposed actions will require consistent and ongoing collaboration with all levels of government, internal and external stakeholders, community groups and agencies and residents to mitigate risks and challenges associated with the approved priorities. Next steps will include developing detailed actions, a governance structure, a financial strategy, and an evaluation framework.

Great News!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our CSWB website. We encourage you to visit our page frequently as we move into the next phases of the Plan.

Residents and stakeholders can also sign up for the CSWB newsletter to stay informed.

Key Milestone!

On October 27th, Ottawa City Council approved the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan.

The Community Safety and Well-Being Plan addresses local risks to safety and well-being at the community level in six priority areas: simplifying and integrating systems, strategies to address discrimination, marginalization and racism, financial security and poverty reduction, housing, mental well-being, and gender-based violence and violence against women.

Engagement with residents and stakeholders played a major role in shaping the priorities of the plan. Feedback from the consultation with residents and stakeholders in 2020 and 2021 was analyzed and summarized in “What We Heard” reports below. We wish to thank you all for your invaluable commitment to this project.

Our plan’s proposed actions will require consistent and ongoing collaboration with all levels of government, internal and external stakeholders, community groups and agencies and residents to mitigate risks and challenges associated with the approved priorities. Next steps will include developing detailed actions, a governance structure, a financial strategy, and an evaluation framework.

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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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