Find out more about what we do to prevent crime and make Ottawa a great place to live.
Violence Against Women
Violence against women is a critical issue both in terms of the volume of incidents and its effects on women, families and our community. Working with our community partners, Crime Prevention Ottawa has made progress in developing prevention programming and putting prevention on the public agenda.
Research and Awareness
We actively support research that sheds more light on the issue of violence against women and share our knowledge through our Speaker Series events and publications. From examining the problem of sexual violence, youth and drinking to engaging men in violence prevention, our goal is to contribute to conversations and advance understanding.
Don’t Be That Guy Campaign
Ottawa’s Don’t be that Guy poster campaign tackles the very real problem of drinking and sexual violence among youth aged 19 to 25. Rather than placing responsibility for preventing sexual assault in the hands of victims, the posters appeal to potential offenders—speaking directly to them in their language. They can be found in men’s washrooms in participating bars in Ottawa and other locations where young people congregate. Read more in the campaign backgrounder or download our posters.
For research and information on this topic, visit our Violence Against Women Publications page.