Community Engagement

Community development is the planned evolution of all aspects of community well-being (economic, social, environmental and cultural). It is a process whereby community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems.

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Rethinking Community Safety in Ottawa report examines how effectively policing is meeting community needs

In the wake of growing concerns in Canada and across North America about anti-Black racism, anti-Indigeneity, members of the Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa (CCHRC) released the report, Rethinking Community Safety in Ottawa (pdf) 

The report looks at how effectively and efficiently policing is meeting community needs and producing outcomes that actually keep Ottawa safer. It also proposes how alternatives focused on support, not enforcement, can better meet those needs. Where policing is not proving to be an effective tool to produce greater safety, the report looks at other jurisdictions to see what alternatives are effective elsewhere. And, looks at Ottawa’s own capacities to see where we have the tools, and ready opportunities, to do better. The report offers clear options for city investments that can produce better outcomes for Ottawa than ongoing increases to the police budget.

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Indigenous Beading Sessions - English. Free. Fridays - Via Zoom

  • Do you want to connect with your Indigenous roots?  Beading is a great way to practice our ancestral art form.  Beading heals, teaches patience and perseverance.  Beading is medicine;
  • Weekly sessions offered by Indigenous Roots Orleans/Ottawa East;
  • Beginner to Advanced;
  • Free supply kits available for pick-up in Orléans or use your own supplies;
  • Adults, youth and children (with parental assistance);
  • Fridays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm; and
  • For more information, check the events tab on Indigenous Roots Orleans/Ottawa East’s Facebook page or email

NO in Person groups for the month of January!

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Naloxone Distribution Centre Info

Harm-reduction is a set of principles that concern law, programs and practices that aim to reduce harms associated with drug consumption for folks who are unable too or who choose to continue using. One of the defining characteristics of harm-reduction is its focus on prevention for people who use drugs and their communities.

City For All Women Initiative (Cawi)

City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) is a unique collaboration of women from diverse communities, organizations, and academia working with municipal decision makers to create a more inclusive city and promote gender equality.

To find out more about the organization and their events, click here.

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