Overbrook’s 4 Corners: take the survey!

You are invited to read Councillor Tobi Nussbaum’s comments on the recent community meeting and participate in the survey provided on his website here. The deadline for completing the survey is December 17, 2018.

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Add your voice: Improving Overbrook’s 4 Corners (Lola St at Queen Mary St), December 4, 6:30 pm, Lorenzo’s Pizzeria

After two shootings within the past year at Queen Mary and Lola, many Overbrook residents are calling for action. OCA has been working with Councillor Tobi Nussbaum to advocate for changes that can help make the “4 Corners” safer, more attractive and a welcoming place for the whole neighbourhood. Councillor Nussbaum is hosting a meeting to seek community feedback on proposals to enhance the intersection at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 4 at Lorenzo’s Pizzeria. Click on the following link to view the poster: 4 Corners meeting Dec 4 2018.

See you there!

CBC: “Daylight shootings worry Overbrook residents”

CBC videojournalist, Matthew Kupfer, came to OCA’s AGM last week to follow up on the November 8 shooting at Queen Mary and Lola Streets. He talked to residents, OCA board members and Councillor Tobi Nussbaum about safety concerns and what more can be done. The CBC news article copied below is posted at: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/overbrook-shooting-response-meeting-1.4908269.  Note that Councillor Nussbaum is planning a consultation with residents on Dec. 4 at Lorenzo’s Pizza to identify community priorities. Stay tuned for more details.  Continue reading

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