The subjects of the exhibit are residents (working for the City or for community partners) dedicated to making Ottawa’s communities healthy, safe and inclusive and whose profession is connected to the CSWB Plan’s six priorities. The exhibit is travelling to various Ottawa Public Library branches and community centres. The exhibit is currently at the OPL – Carlingwood branch before moving to the Main branch on September 12th.
The photo exhibit initiative contributes to one of the priorities of the Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Plan, Integrated and Simpler Systems. One of this priority’s objectives is to improve access to services by adapting communications to be more understandable and accessible to the community. The exhibit was conceived to respond to the needs of the residents, highlighted in recent consultations and summarized in What We Heard reports. Common themes from participants included:
- the need for centralized directories that contain information on access to services;
- the importance of making resources accessible to those who do not have the means to access the information via the Internet;
- and the need to go into neighborhoods rather than expecting residents to come to services.
The CSWB Office will formally launch the exhibit during the Caring for Community Human Library event on September 20th 2023. During the event, community members will be able to meet the residents featured in the exhibit and ask questions about the plan as well as City programs and services. For more information on the Human Library you can visit the Engage Ottawa page.
To residents to learn more about the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan overall please visit CSWB Plan general website page.