Neighbourhood Watch Info Session

Ottawa Neighborhood Watch is inviting you and your neighbours to an information session on Vanier & Overbrook’s Neighbourhood Watch Program on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Le Centre francophone, 270 Marier Av.

Neighbourhood Watch is a program to help neighbours watch out for neighbours. It aims to get residents involved in discouraging and preventing crime at the local level. The ultimate success of our Neighbourhood Watch Program depends largely on the spirit of cooperation between area residents and the Ottawa Police Service — and more importantly, between residents themselves.

Get informed on how you can join or create a Neighbourhood Watch in your area. It’s easier than you think! Together we can create a safe Vanier – one block at a time.

J’ai le plaisir de vous inviter, ainsi que vos voisins et voisines, à vous joindre à nous pour une séance d’information sur le Programme de Surveillance de quartier à Vanier et Overbrook. La rencontre aura lieu le lundi 28 novembre 2016 de 18h30 à 20 h, au Centre francophone, 270, ave Marier.

Le Programme de Surveillance de quartier aide les résidents à veiller les uns sur les autres. Son but est d’encourager les résidents à réduire ou à prévenir les crimes dans leur quartier. Le succès du programme repose principalement sur la collaboration entre le Service de police Ottawa et les résidents et, surtout, entre les résidents euxmêmes.

Informez-vous sur la façon dont vous pouvez créer, ou vous joindre à une surveillance de quartier dans votre région. C’est plus facile que vous le pensez ! Ensemble, nous pouvons bâtir une communauté sécuritaire – un bloc à la fois.

Crime Prevention Ottawa: Apartment Buildings

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Learn more about creating safer communities in apartment buildings
Do you work with residents living in apartment buildings? Do you manage a building or live in one? Crime Prevention Ottawa’s latest report, Challenges Associated with Community Development in Apartment Buildings, is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn about making apartment living safer in Ottawa. Researcher Julie Pilson examines the physical design of apartment buildings and the social and economic issues that impact residents’ feelings of safety and community.   Her conclusion? Effective community development is an essential part of crime prevention in apartment buildings.

Find out strategies for making apartment buildings safe and involving residents in building successful communities. Read the full report on our website.

Renseignez-vous sur la façon de rendre les immeubles d’habitation plus sûrs
Vous travaillez auprès de résidents qui vivent dans des immeubles d’habitation? Vous gérez ou habitez un tel immeuble? Pour en savoir davantage sur la façon de rendre la vie en appartement plus sûre à Ottawa, il faut absolument lire le dernier rapport de Prévention du crime Ottawa, intitulé Challenges Associated with Community Development in Apartment Buildings (Les défis liés au développement de la communauté dans les immeubles d’habitation). Dans ce rapport, la chercheuse Julie Pilson traite de l’aménagement physique des immeubles d’habitation et des questions de nature sociale et économique qui influent sur les sentiments de sécurité et d’appartenance à la communauté des résidents. Elle en arrive à la conclusion qu’un développement de la communauté efficace constitue un élément essentiel de la prévention du crime dans les immeubles.

Découvrez des stratégies permettant d’assurer la sécurité dans les immeubles d’habitation et d’associer les résidents au succès de leur communauté. Lisez la version intégrale du rapport sur notre site Web

Taking Action Together: Addressing Gangs in Our City

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ottawa City Hall

Andrew Haydon Hall

110 Laurier Ave. West

Are you concerned about youth getting involved in gangs?

Please join us for:

  • Panel presentation about gangs and prevention from 7 pm – 8 pm with:
  • Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau
  • Crime Prevention Ottawa’s Executive Director Nancy Worsfold
  • Ottawa Police Guns & Gangs Unit Staff Sergeant Mark Patterson
  • Get involved – share your ideas and solutions from 8 pm – 9 pm with Adrian Harewood from CBC News Ottawa
  • Networking and light refreshments available (6:30 – 7:00 pm)

To register or for more information, please email or contact Francine Demers at 613.580.2424, ext#22454

English event with French simultaneous translation available. Free street parking in the general area available after 6pm.

“It’s not just a police issue. It’s not just a city issue. It’s a community issue. To truly address the issue of guns and gangs in our community, we need a multifaceted solution that can address the broader social factors at play. The Ottawa Police Service is committed to working with community partners such as Crime Prevention Ottawa, the Youth Services Bureau, and Ottawa Community Housing to strengthen our strategies for addressing youth and gangs”.

Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau


Crime Prevention Ottawa Speaker Series / Série de conférences de PCO


Monday, September 17th, 2012 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Coffee at 7:30 a.m., presentation and panel at 8 a.m.

Topic: Bullying: Is Prevention the Cure?

No school in Ottawa is immune to bullying. It’s a complex problem and there is no simple solution. How do we prevent it? And why is the search for solutions so complicated? This engaging discussion will look at the wider social context in which bullying takes place—a world where we condone bullying by sports heroes, reality TV stars and celebrity chefs. It’s also a world where children are dealing with challenging relationships at home. We’ll examine successful approaches that address child development and take into account the whole school environment.

Keynote Speaker:

Tina Daniels, Associate Professor of Psychology, Carleton University


Paul Richardson, Superintendent of Education, Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est

Ann-Michelle McNulty, Social Worker, Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est

Brett Reynolds, Principal of Inclusive, Safe and Caring Programs, Ottawa Carleton District School Board


Councillor Allan Hubley, Kanata South


City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Coffee: Jean Piggott Hall

Presentation and panel: Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers)

Panellists’ remarks will be in English only. Questions will be encouraged in both official languages.

R.S.V.P. to Crime Prevention Ottawa at or 613-580-2424 ext. 22454

Several Reminders….

1. NCC Interprovincial Bridge Open House and Rally: Tuesday, June 12
Open House : 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Place: Shenkman Centre, Orleans
The open house will provide us with additional information from the Environmental Assessment.
As you may have noticed, a number of communities are opposing an east end bridge. Manor Park, Rockcliffe and New Edinburgh will be attending a rally planned for 7:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to attend.
In Overbrook, we continue register the following concerns:
1) Budget – bridge costs in excess of $500 million. Estimation of expenditures only.
2) Long Range Traffic Issues and Planning – have not addressed the ongoing traffic on the Vanier Parkway and the expanding Ottawa boundaries. Will a bridge solve this or increase traffic?
3) East West Corridor and LRT planning – are large expenditures. Is this a top priority for all Ottawa residents? If yes, then budget should be prioritized for LRT.

2. Safety in Overbrook:
We are reminded to take care and to be good neighbours in “Neighbourhood Watch”.
Unfortunately, a neighbour suffered theft and a vandalized home on Sunday, June 10 evening (between 11 p.m. and 12 midnight approx.) while in his home, working downstairs in his basement.
The intruders used a ladder from the garage to slice open a screen and enter the upstairs window. Police Report#12-168591
We are all reminded to report suspicious behaviour ie. loitering, suspicious cars circling or hanging about. Nosy neighbours can be great neighbours!
Reporting car license plate numbers works well.
Please report suspicious incidents to 613-230-6211 or if a crime in progress, call 911 immediately.

Thanks to everyone for supporting each other!

Sheila Perry,
Overbrook Community Association