Our Neighbourhood Toolkit is your one-stop resource for ideas on building better neighbourhoods and staying safe at home, at work and in your community.

Find information, tips and resources to help make your neighbourhood a better, safer place to live.

You and your family

Staying safe is important—for you and those you love. Whether you’re single or a parent with children, a senior citizen or an adult child of an elderly person, the information in this section will help you understand, prevent and deal with issues that can affect personal safety.

Your home and property

You take pride in your home and property. That’s why it’s so important to create safe surroundings. When you feel safe, you feel at home.

Your business

Crime prevention is not only about protecting yourself or your home. Businesses are just as likely, and in some cases, more likely to be targets of crime. As an Ottawa business owner, you can make a difference by being prepared.

Take action

Do you want to make your community safer? Get involved and encourage your neighbours to do the same. There are many ways for you to promote crime prevention, build a better neighbourhood and talk about community safety.

Community services and resources

If there is a problem in your neighbourhood, it’s important to know who to call.

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Tap into our crime prevention research and publications.

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CPO initiatives

Through our work, we address crime and safety issues – with a focus on youth, neighbourhoods and gender-based violence.

Resource library

Search our database to access research, presentations, papers and guides on everything from neighbourhood beautification to street violence, mental health and addictions, problem addresses, sexual violence and social media.

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Crime Prevention Ottawa develops a range of publications and materials to help communities, neighbourhoods, buildings and people stay safe.

Community presentations

Schedule a Neighbourhood Toolkit presentation for your group or neighbourhood association. We’ll show you how to make your community a safer place.