As a community we can work together to foster a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. The Vanier Community Association is an avenue for residents to connect with many key partners through monthly meetings including a monthly Vanier Safety Committee dedicated to organizing safety initiatives that benefit to the overall quality of life for residents in Vanier. The Vanier Neighbourhood Watch Program is another volunteer-based group that is always seeking new members to support neighbours working together to create safer living environments.
When working to create a safer environment, reporting suspicious activity to the Ottawa Police Service or Crime Stoppers is a first step. This reporting helps to formally identify issues in the community and helps our community Police Officer better address community safety concerns.
Using evidence-based crime prevention practices can help benefit residents in Vanier. Below you will find a list of key resources that can be used when collaborating with neighbours, community partners and city services to create family-friendly community.
When incidents occur in the community, our community partners also collaborate through post-incidents protocols in an effort to better support residents.
Crime Prevention Vanier (CPV), a residents-led volunteer initiative, contributes to crime reduction and enhanced community safety through collaborative efforts with our residents and community partners. CPV has a vast array of tools available on everything from preventing arson and theft in vehicles to key phone numbers when reporting suspected criminal activity or Bylaw infractions. For information on ways you can help keep Vanier a safe place to live, work and play, visit Together for Vanier.
A safe community is everyone’s responsibility. If you see something, say something.