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. 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! We’ve heard from thousands of residents and stakeholders since the project began through in person and virtual meetings, email, community toolkits, perception polling, online survey and story feature. The survey and story feature are now closed but there will be future opportunities to share your ideas.

All feedback from this consultation period is being analyzed and will be summarized in a “What we Heard” report, anticipated to be released this fall.

Sign up for project updates to learn more about the Plan as it is developed, including future engagement activities.  

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. 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! We’ve heard from thousands of residents and stakeholders since the project began through in person and virtual meetings, email, community toolkits, perception polling, online survey and story feature. The survey and story feature are now closed but there will be future opportunities to share your ideas.

All feedback from this consultation period is being analyzed and will be summarized in a “What we Heard” report, anticipated to be released this fall.

Sign up for project updates to learn more about the Plan as it is developed, including future engagement activities.  

  • Tell us your story

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    30 April, 2020
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    Thank you for your feedback! The story feature is now closed. All feedback from this consultation period is being analyzed and will be summarized in a “What we Heard” report, anticipated to be released this fall. 

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

    You can respond though our 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. Your feedback will be included in our analysis, and development of our future priorities.

    Join the conversation! – Open until the end of June

  • Resources and Background Information

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    20 February, 2020
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    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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    02 March, 2020
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    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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    17 March, 2020
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    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.