Community Safety Awards

Every year during Crime Prevention Week in November, Crime Prevention Ottawa recognizes the people and programs that have made a difference in preventing crime and making communities safer across the city.

The Community Safety Awards recognize community leaders in the following categories:

  • Volunteer Award
  • Community Volunteer Program Award
  • Community Program Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Youth Engagement Award
  • Enforcement Professional Award
  • City Employee Award
  • Youth Worker Award

2016 Community Safety Awards

The 2016 Community Safety Award winners and finalists were honoured at a special ceremony at Ottawa City Hall on Monday, November 7, 2016.

Learn more about the winners and finalists. Watch our interviews with the 2016 Community Safety Award winners. Visit our newsroom for news coverage of the awards.

Rogers Television will broadcast the awards ceremony on ‘Podium’ on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7 pm on Cable 22.

Nominations process

Do you know a person, group or program that you would like to nominate for a Community Safety Award? If so, stay tuned to this page for our call for nominations, which takes place every year in mid to late August. Or email us at to get on our mailing list.