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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CSWB Places

about 1 month

Welcome! 

Provide your input on what services and resources are needed in your neighborhood to address the CSWB’s six priorities 

Leave a pin to tell us where you'd like to see a new or enhanced safety or well-being program or service in your community. This might be a service or resource you’ve seen elsewhere. It might be something you have been thinking of or looking for and haven’t been able to find. It might be a service you want to build upon and grow. Don’t forget to tell us a what is needed and why. You can view the list of priorities here. 


To drop a pin, click on the Add Pin tool then click-hold to drag it anywhere on the map to mark a location and answer a few questions about that pin. If you do not have a precise location and it is a more general services, pick an area on the map to put the pin and indicate in the notes that this is a more general service for the area. 


Note: Pins added are permanent after submitting.