Community Safety and Well-Being Plan - News and Updates

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Great News! The City of Ottawa’s Community Safety & Well-Being Plan passes at Council.

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

We wish to thank you all for your invaluable commitment to this project.We are now one step closer to putting our collaborative vision into action.

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.

Our plan’s proposed actions 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 these approved priorities. Next steps include developing detailed actions, a governance structure, a financial strategy, and an evaluation framework. Please stay engaged with us as we move into the next phases.

Thank you for your feedback! “What We Heard” report - Phase 2 - Now Available! is now complete.

This phase of community engagement focused on gathering more detailed feedback to set 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.

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

Great News! The City of Ottawa’s Community Safety & Well-Being Plan passes at Council.

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

We wish to thank you all for your invaluable commitment to this project.We are now one step closer to putting our collaborative vision into action.

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.

Our plan’s proposed actions 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 these approved priorities. Next steps include developing detailed actions, a governance structure, a financial strategy, and an evaluation framework. Please stay engaged with us as we move into the next phases.

Thank you for your feedback! “What We Heard” report - Phase 2 - Now Available! is now complete.

This phase of community engagement focused on gathering more detailed feedback to set 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.

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

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (CSWBP) is both a foundational strategy and a long-term journey that is intended to address the most pressing risk factors to community safety and well-being and respond to emerging issues that arise in the future. City Council is required to approve the plan and the Community and Social Services Department has been given delegated authority for delivery of the Plan. The Plan’s success, however, requires collaborative action by various governments, institutions, groups, and agencies working together to address these priorities. 

    The Advisory Committee for the CSWBP will guide the strategic direction of the Plan, including aligning organizational resources towards collective impact and outcomes that are important to the community. It will advise the other entities in the governance structure and over time bring forward proposed changes as progress is made to City Council.


    In addition, its members will provide capacity building support and knowledge to the Community Leadership Action Teams as well as bringing their respective networks and institutional resources to support the Community Leadership Action Teams in their actions. Lastly, it will serve the legislative role of Advisory Committee for the Plan. The CSWBP’s full governance structure is outlined in the Community Safety and Well-Being Progress Update 

    We invite leaders of organizations who meet the following criteria to apply to be considered for this Advisory Committee: 

    • A person who represents an entity that provides community or social services in the municipality serving Indigenous, Black, racialized, 2SLGBTQQIA+ and/or persons with disabilities 
    • A person who represents an entity that provides community or social services to children or youth in the municipality serving Indigenous, Black, racialized, 2SLGBTQQIA+ and/or persons with disabilities 
    • A person who represents an entity that provides custodial services to children or youth in the municipality 

    The underpinning framework for the Community Safety and Well -Being Plan is embedded in Equity and Intersectionality Principles aligning to the Discrimination, Marginalization, and Racism priority, this starts with the governance structure as the foundation for the Plan overall as well as the individual priorities. It also then sets the expectation that intersectional and equity principles are the starting point of the dialogue as the priorities move into action.  

    The individuals representing these entities are expected to bring their own experience, knowledge, and expertise to the Advisory Committee. They cannot speak for entire sectors or communities. The broader voice of community and individuals with lived and living experience will be in deliberate processes set-up to bring those voices forward to all of the CSWBP’s governing entities.  

    Further details are provided in the draft Terms of Reference and the Advisory Committee Commitment. 

    This application is your opportunity to share why you are a strong candidate for this position. It will be used to determine whether you will be appointed as a member of the Community Safety and Well-Being Advisory Committee. Your responses should demonstrate how your skills and experience fit with the mandate, qualifications, and needed roles of the Advisory Committee.  

    Please complete the form below. We are not accepting supplementary materials (e.g., resumes, CVs, letters) with applications. When answering questions, you must stay within the character limits where indicated.  

    The application process is open from June 1, 2022 until June 24, 2022.  

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