Ottawa’s Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Plan is a community plan and meaningful engagement with a broad audience is a cornerstone of the plan’s development. The City engaged with residents and stakeholders from March 3 to June 30 to help inform priorities for the plan going forward. We want to thank the hundreds of participants for your feedback and contributions, even during our unprecedented global health pandemic.
We invite you to check out the CSWB “What We Heard” report, a summary of our priority setting engagement activities and feedback. Participants were encouraged to choose five safety and well-being priorities when completing the online survey or participating in a discussion forum. We summarize all the topics and provide more details on the top ten to better understand what issues are important and interlinked within our community.
We look forward to hearing more from residents and stakeholders around the CSWB Plan as it evolves, and we encourage you to stay engaged. There will be future consultation opportunities which will be advertised and promoted in early 2021.
Interim Report to Committee
The CSWB Interim Report will be presented to the Community and Protective Services Committee (CPSC) on October 15, which will update the project timeline and recommend five priorities for the plan. This is the first step for the development of the Plan. The next stages of engagement will focus on these priorities in order to create the final Plan with strategies and actions for approval by Council.
The CPSC meeting will be held electronically, and recorded for all to watch. Watch live on October 15 at 9:30 am on the City’s YouTube channel. Residents who wish to sign up to speak or share written remarks in advance of the meeting can contact the Committee Coordinator, Marc Desjardins at 613-580-2424 x28821 or Marc.Desjardins@ottawa.ca.