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.

Tell your story

We want to hear from you!

If we are successful at addressing local priorities through a Community Safety and Well-Being Plan, how would Ottawa be different in the future? Be specific and let us know what would make you and your community feel safer and improve your sense of well-being.

Feel free to upload photos or videos of your experiences, we want to see your great ideas!

This conversation will be moderated, please be sensitive to others with your commentary.

Thank you for contributing your story on Community Safety and Well-Being. 

Your feedback is one input in setting priorities for our future community Plan and a way for us to learn what is most important to you. 

If you have any questions, contact us at CSWB/SBEC@ottawa.ca and a team member would be pleased to call or email you back.

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