Bulletin – 12 November / 12 novembre

In this bulletin:
> OCA Safety Committee meeting Thursday, November 14
> Councillor’s November Newsletter for Rideau-Rockcliffe
> National Child Day, November 20
> Community Acting Together, November 22 /
Une Communauté agissant ensemble, le 22 novembre
> University of Ottawa Choir Concert, December 1 / Concert de la Chorale de l’Université d’Ottawa, le 1er décembre
> Crime Prevention Ottawa Speaker Series, December 6 / La série de conférences de la Prévention du crime Ottawa, le 6 décembre

OCA Safety Committee Meeting, November 14

The Safety Committee’s next meeting is coming up on Thursday at 7 pm at the Overbrook Community Centre (33 Quill St). All residents welcome to come out, learn more about promising developments for the neighbourhood, share ideas and get involved in working for a safer Overbrook! #weareoverbrook

Councillor’s November Newsletter for Rideau-Rockcliffe

Councillor Rawlson King has released his newsletter for November 2019. It includes information on new affordable housing approved for Ward 13 along with new public safety programs and community policing in Overbrook. Click on the following link to read the newsletter: Ward 13 Newsletter.

National Child Day, November 20

Children First Canada invites you to join them to celebrate National Child Day!

This year National Child Day marks a special milestone: the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child! On the heels of a federal election, Canada will also have a new government in place, making it a timely occasion to discuss the urgent, unfinished business of children’s rights in Canada. 

For more information, go to Children First Canada’s website at: https://www.childrenfirstcanada.com/events.

Community Acting Together, November 22, 1 pm, Overbrook Community Centre / Une Communauté agissant ensemble, le 22 novembre, Centre communautaire Overbrook

University of Ottawa Choir Concert, December 1 / Concert de la Chorale de l’Université d’Ottawa, 1er décembre

From the Montreal Massacre to the Incel Movement: Exploring the current gender-based threat of violence / Du massacre de Montréal au mouvement « Incel » : Explorer la menace de violence actuelle fondée sur le sexe

In honour of the women who died 30 years ago at the Ecole Polytechnique, and to raise awareness of a possible threat of mass violence against women, Crime Prevention Ottawa, Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women and United for All are hosting a panel discussion focusing on the “Involuntary Celebate” or “Incel” movement.  The event will take place on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 9am to 11:30 am at Ben Franklin Place (101 Centrepoint Drive). For more information: https://www.crimepreventionottawa.ca/event/from-the-montreal-massacre-to-the-incel-movement-exploring-the-current-gender-based-threat-of-violence/

En l’honneur des femmes décédées à l’École polytechnique il y a 30 ans et pour sensibiliser le public à une menace potentielle de violence de masse à l’égard des femmes, Prévention du crime Ottawa, Coalition d’Ottawa contre la violence faite aux femmes et United for All organisent une table ronde sur le mouvement « Célibat involontaire » ou « Incel ». L’événement aura lieu le vendredi 6 décembre 2019 de 9 h à 11 h 30 à la Place-Ben-Franklin (101, promenade Centrepointe). Pour plus de renseignements: https://www.crimepreventionottawa.ca/fr/event/du-massacre-de-montreal-au-mouvement-incel-explorer-la-menace-de-violence-actuelle-fondee-sur-le-sexe/.

Bulletin – 5 November / 5 novembre

In this bulletin:
> Innovation Award Winner / Lauréat de Prix d’innovation!
> Invitation to a Community Celebration, Nov 9
> Remembrance Day / Jour du Souvenir, Riverside Memorial Park
> OCA Annual Report

Congratulations WENDY! / Félicitations WENDY!

Overbrook resident, formerly OCA Secretary and Director, Wendy Dennys won the Innovation Award at Crime Prevention Ottawa‘s 11th Annual Awards Ceremony Monday night for her pivotal role in bringing community-based theatre to Overbrook in the form of Overbrook the Musical, Overbrook Diary and Starry Nights. Wendy’s love of people, community and theatre shone through as she worked tirelessly to create the confidence and conditions for Overbrookies to celebrate their stories and connect with neighbours and friends. Thank you Wendy! By the way, the manual Wendy co-wrote with Diewke de Haen about how to create a community adventure in theatre can be found at the following link:

Minwaashin Lodge’s Street Team OutReach Mobile (STORM) was also honoured at the Awards Ceremony. STORM assists women who are at-risk, homeless or involved in street culture, especially those who identify as Indigenous. The STORM team provides emergency transportation, interventions, hygiene products, lunches, clothing, blankets, health education and referrals to services.

All the winners’ stories are inspiring! You can read about them by clicking on the links below:

You can watch the entire evening’s events at facebook.com/CrimePreventionOttawa, or watch individual videos on Crime Prevention Ottawa’s YouTube Channel. Rogers Television will air the awards on Tuesday, November 12 at 9 p.m.

Vous pouvez visionner la soirée complète sur facebook.com/CrimePreventionOttawa. Vous pouvez également trouver les vidéos sur le réseau YouTube du Prévention du crime Ottawa. L’événement sera sur Rogers Television le mardi 12 novembre à 21h00.

Invitation to a Celebration, November 9, 4pm

Please find below details on a short community celebration that a number of Overbrook folks are collaborating on. It is part of a series of special anniversary commemorations that are being held in a variety of ways by Baha’i communities around the world.

At this event we will hear from and showcase some of the emerging programs that Baha’is and their friends are conducting, which empower the children and youth of our neighbourhood.  This community-building work is very much in line with the desire of many in Overbrook to foster neighbourly  relations and unity within our community, a constructive and positive contribution to crime prevention and safety. These programs are open to children and youth from all backgrounds and faith groups. They focus on developing virtues within young people and empower them to be of service to the community. These programs are run completely by volunteers, many of whom are teens and 20-somethings who provide mentoring and personal example in the Junior Youth Empowerment Program.  

All are very welcome to attend!

Community Celebration
4-5 pm November 9, 2019
Overbrook Community Centre
33 Quill Street, Ottawa

The Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment and Children’s Class Programs of Overbrook invite your family to please join us in a community celebration with music, stories, children’s activities and refreshments.

We are a group of friends and neighbours working together to empower the youth and children of our community to walk a path of service.

This celebration is being held in honour of the 200th anniversary of the Birth of the Bab, whose beautiful message prepared for the coming of Baha’u’llah the Founder of the Baha’i Faith. 

Remembrance Day at Riverside Memorial Park / Jour du Souvenir au Parc commémoratif Riverside

Join your friends and neighbours for a moment of silence on Monday, November 11. For more information:

Joignez-vous à vos amis et voisins le lundi 11 novembre. Pour plus d’information :


Thanks to the many residents who helped out with OCA activities over the last year. To get a glimpse of who they are and what they did, check out our Annual Report at the link below. If you’d like to get more involved, come out to our next meeting, Thursday, November 21 at 7 pm at the Overbrook Community Centre (33 Quill St) or write us at: info@overbrook.ca.

Bulletin – week of October 20 – semaine du 20 octobre

In this bulletin: Election Day; OCA News; an IMPORTANT social services petition; and, Crime Prevention Ottawa awards and new booklet in Somali and Arabic…

Election Day: Don’t forget to vote tomorrow, Monday, October 21! Polls will be open from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm. For more information on voting, visit the Elections Canada website: English; en français. If you’re still undecided, you can watch an Ottawa-Vanier debate on Rogers by clicking here.

OCA News: Welcome to new OCA Board members, Danika Brisson, Marie-Christine Blais. Marjolaine Provost and Mercedes Marcano! “Au revoir” and huge thank yous to departing members, Monjur Chowdhury, Patrick Venier and Wendy Dennys.

Our October 17 AGM featured great presentations on a safety theme!

  • Crime Prevention Ottawa has recently confirmed funding for a safety coordinator for Overbrook. The coordinator will facilitate community-driven initiatives.
  • The Ottawa Police Service is about to launch a Neighbourhood Policing Pilot in Vanier-Overbrook and two other Ottawa areas. Expect to see 5 new Neighbourhood Officers building relationships with Vanier-Overbrook residents in the coming weeks. Carleton University researchers will be assessing the pilot and looking for community feedback.
  • Now is the time to get involved with the OCA Safety Committee, which will be involved in all this and more! The Committee meets at 7 pm on the second Thursday of every month at the Overbrook Community Centre. All are welcome!

Social Services Matter: Sign the Petition! / Les services sociaux sont essentiels: signez la pétition!

The Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa are seeking your support to sign this petition and to forward it to your contacts, so that we can let City Council know that Social Services Matter!

Two years ago, non-profit social services in Ottawa completed a survey from the Social Planning Council of Ottawa that highlighted our budgetary and service pressures.

The 2018 Community Wellbeing Report highlights serious concerns about the capacity of community services to respond to critical community issues. In the face of chronic underfunding, many organizations are at a crisis point, particularly those called upon to address the increasing difficulty for thousands of residents to meet basic needs.

In response, many organizations from the non-profit social services sector are leading a campaign to expand non-profit social services, and invest at least $5 million, over and above existing funding, for non-profit social services in Ottawa during the 2019-2022 Term of Council.

Please join us by signing this petition, and by helping us to get the message out on social media. We can be found tweeting about this at the Coalition’s Twitter handle @CHRC_Ottawa.

Please get in touch with Andrea Poncia if you would like to find out how you, or your organization can get more involved in this important campaign.

Andrea can be reached at 613.325.2619, or by email at aponcia@swchc.on.ca.

Veuillez signer cette pétition et la transmettre à vos contacts afin que nous puissions informer le conseil municipal d’Ottawa que les services sociaux sont essentiels!

Il y a deux ans, les services sociaux sans but lucratif à Ottawa ont répondu à un sondage administré par le Conseil de planification sociale d’Ottawa. L’enquête a mis en lumière de sérieuses pressions budgétaires. Le Rapport sur le bien-être communautaire d’Ottawa a révélé que, confrontés à un sous-financement chronique, de nombreuses organisations se trouvaient en crise, en particulier celles appelées à faire face aux difficultés croissantes rencontrées par des milliers de résidents pour satisfaire leurs besoins essentiels.

En réponse, de nombreuses organisations du secteur de services sociaux à but non lucratif, mènent une campagne visant à soutenir ces services, et à exhorter le conseil municipal d’Ottawa à investir au moins 5 millions de dollars, en sus du financement existant, dans les services sociaux à but non lucratif.

La pétition se trouve à l’adresse suivante, ou vous pouvez imprimer et faire circuler la pétition en papier ci-jointe.

Veuillez contacter Andrea Poncia si vous souhaitez savoir comment vous, ou votre organisation, pouvez participer davantage à cette campagne importante. Vous pouvez communiquer avec Andrea par téléphone au 613.325.2619.

Crime Prevention Ottawa – Prévention du crime Ottawa

Save the date: 2019 Crime Prevention Ottawa Awards November 4 / Réservez la date : remise des Prix Prévention du crime Ottawa de 2019 le 4 novembre

Click here for more information. / Cliquez ici pour plus de renseignements : https://overbrook.ca/2019-crime-prevention-ottawa-awards-prix-prevention-du-crime-ottawa-de-2019/

“Best seller” booklet on youth criminal justice now in Arabic and Somali! / Notre très populaire brochure sur la justice pénale pour les adolescents est maintenant offerte en arabe et en somali!

Click here for more information. / Cliquez ici pour plus de renseignements : https://overbrook.ca/best-seller-booklet-on-youth-criminal-justice-now-in-arabic-and-somali-notre-tres-populaire-brochure-sur-la-justice-penale-pour-les-adolescents-est-maintenant-offerte-en-arabe-et-en/