Street Violence and Gangs

The Ottawa Street Violence and Gang Strategy

The Ottawa Street Violence and Gang Strategy has been able to build new partnerships, improve service delivery, increase awareness of services and enhance cross agency collaboration and service coordination using a four pillar approach:

     -  Neighbourhood Cohesion
     -  Prevention
     -  Intervention
     -  Enforcement and Suppression.

Our 2016 evaluation Ottawa Gang Strategy—Seeking Solutions to Street-Level Violence: Our First Three Years demonstrates that the strategy’s 12 initiatives have contributed to tangible progress on neighbourhood cohesion, prevention, intervention, and suppression and enforcement. But there is lots more work to be done. The refreshed new strategy and Technical Report challenges the steering committee to develop new projects and directions including ongoing addressing issues in neighbourhoods, mentorship, employment, positive relationships with enforcement and increased services overall.

Time for Change: “Exit” Service

The Committee has launched its gang intervention calle Time for Change. Find out more.

About the Ottawa Gang Strategy

For more information

  • Gangs and Trauma: View the presentations from our 2015 conference
  • One Year Update: Read the one year progress report on the Ottawa Gang Strategy or watch the video
  • Prevention through Early Identification: See the Ottawa Police presentation
  • Ottawa Gang Situation: View the presentation by Ottawa Police Staff Sgt. Mark Patterson