What is the Board of Directors?

Crime Prevention Ottawa is governed and guided by a Board of Directors which is responsible for setting strategic direction, assuring sound financial management and hiring an Executive Director. The Board of Directors includes up to 20 members.  It is a mix of community and institutional representatives. We seek to be reflective of the community of Ottawa. 

What is the Community Forum?

Ottawa residents can make a difference in their community by becoming a volunteer member of Crime Prevention Ottawa’s Community Forum.  The Community Forum is an advisory body.  It gives feedback to the Board of Directors with regard to planning and operations and advises with regard to emerging issues in the community, priorities and successes. 

 Who is eligible?

Residents of the City of Ottawa who are 18 years of age or older are eligible for appointment.  Individuals who reside outside of the city may be eligible if they have made a significant contribution to the Ottawa community.

How does the selection process work?

Eligible candidates for the Board of Directors will be invited for interviews by a nominations committee consisting of current Board members.  A reference check will be conducted to determine fit.  Applications for the Community Forum will be assessed by the committee and selected candidates will be proposed to the Board for approval.

 How do I get more information?

If you want more information on the responsibilities, selection process, or on the mandate and function of Crime Prevention Ottawa, see the CPO Terms of Reference and the Board of Directors or the  Community Forum appointment policy.

How do I apply?

Please submit a one-page letter of application outlining your qualifications, specific skills, interests and background.  You may apply to both the Community Forum and the Board of Directors, though we ask that you please indicate which stream you’re interested in.  Applications may be submitted by electronic mail.  Please submit your application by December 31, 2020 to: CPO@ottawa.ca