Crime Prevention Ottawa uses a collaborative, evidence-based approach to reduce crime and increase community safety. Our strategic plan identifies key issues, which we address through research, projects and strategic initiatives.

Street violence

We work with our partners to address barriers that youth face, and to reduce the likelihood that youth will get involved in street violence.

Neighbourhoods we work with

As problems arise, we work with different neighbourhoods to address them.

Home takeovers

Home takeovers happen in Ottawa – and could be happening to someone you know. Download our home takeovers booklet to learn how to identify the problem, what to do and where to go for help.

Trauma and neighbourhoods

The Post-Incident Neighbourhood Support Network Framework mobilizes local resources to help neighbourhoods impacted by violent or traumatic incidents.

Gender-based violence

Gender-based violence is an issue we all need to address. Learn about our gender-based violence initiatives.

Healthy relationships

When teens understand what healthy relationships look like, they can make informed decisions and positive changes. Learn what we’re doing to help.


As a parent, knowledge is power. Discover the work we do to support youth and families. Find out how to host one of our workshops.

Paint It Up! mural program

Run in conjunction with the City of Ottawa, our outdoor mural program helps youth express themselves while keeping our neighbourhoods beautiful.

SHINE Youth Led arts

Let your artistic talents shine bright. Apply for a Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO) youth arts microgrant to help bring your ideas to life.