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Welcome to the new workgroup on Health and Safety in Vanier!


Are you interested in being part of making Vanier a safer and healthier place to live and play? Join our new action-oriented group which will be addressing questions like: problem addresses, lack of lighting, cycling safety as well as many other issues that affect our every day lives.  Vanier has a great track record of positive change.  There is still lots of work to be done! 

Active members on this committee have extensive experience in hands-on community improvement projects. They have tremendous motivation, information and contacts and everyone knows that they can get things done.  As a newly engaged member, you can bring insight, skills and concerns to the workgroup.

Meetings will be held every 4th Tuesday of the month at the Vanier Community Service Centre, located at 290, Dupuis St. in the Vanier room. *Location and date is subject to change. We recommend you ask to be added to the distribution list to get all the lastest updates.  

To be added to the distribution list and to keep informed on upcoming meetings, updates on projects, news etc., please email vcahealthandsafety@gmail.com



Next meeting:  

Tuesday May 22nd at 6:30 pm at the Vanier Community Service Centre, located at 290, Dupuis St. 



November 2011

January 2012


February 2012

March 2012

April 2012



November 2011

January 2012

February 2012 (see below list of questions)

March 2012

April 2012



Minutes of former Crime Prevention Committee:


november 2011

march 2011


october 2010

april 2010

january 2010


november 2009

june 2009

april 2009


september 2008

april 2008

january 2008


november 2007

october 2007



Questions: Harm reduction programs

List of projects

Helpful information to call in drugs, prostitution and other problems


Terms of reference:

 Health and Safety




If you suspect that drugs are being sold on the street or if there is so much traffic in and out of a house that you think drugs are being sold please report it!  If you are witnessing drugs being sold or used, call 613-230-6211. If you have information about drugs, report it at 613-236-1222, ext. 7300.

If you are afraid of your neighbours or if you are aware of any criminal or drug activities and wish to report them and remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 613-233-TIPS (8477), or visitwww.Crimestoppers.ca and use their electronic reporting form (Tips on Line).  Crime Stoppers is a community-based program designed to receive anonymous tips that assist the police in solving crime.


Other link: 

An Information Guide for Ottawa’s Residential Landlords


Needle Hunters


The Needle Hunter Program is a component of the City of Ottawa’s corporate response to the issue of discarded needles/glass stems.


The City’s Discarded Needles/Glass Stems policy protects the public and the environment by promptly removing discarded needles and glass stems within the City, on public property. The corporate program includes the City’s 3-1-1 24 hour helpline, to arrange for the needles to be picked-up; needle drop boxes strategically located throughout the city at fire stations, pharmacies, hospitals, city buildings and community agencies to facilitate public access to safe disposal of syringes; and a needle hunter program.


In place since 1998, the Needle Hunter Program operates from April 1st to November 30th each year, 7 days a week. This work is contracted out to a social service agency through a tendering process. The Needle Hunters proactively search and collect discarded needles/glass stems and other drug using equipment as well as condoms in locations of particular need, each morning from 7 to 9 a.m.

Needle Hunters is updated monthly about locations of found needles in order to adjust clean-up routes.

Remember, if you find a needle on your property or in the community, call the City of Ottawa at 3-1-1 for disposal information and what to do with used needles.

For more informations please contact : 

Pam Oickle Harm Reduction Supervisor

613-580-2424, ext. 22549




Although it is not illegal to stand on the street, if you suspect a prostitute is working a street in your neighbourhood you should still report it!   Call the police at 613-236-1222 ext 7300 to report your concerns.  You will not get an immediate response, but it is important to get your concerns on record.

Call 9-1-1 for a crime in progress or life threatening emergency such as an assault or a fight.

Notify your Community Police Centre at 252 McArthur Road or call 613-236-1222, ext. 5823 to report  suspicious activities, such as men who might be “johns”, that is men using prostitutes.  Try calling in a licence plate if you can see it without confronting the driver.

If you are concerned about the health or well being of someone on the street, call 3-1-1 and ask for the Salvation Army Outreach Van.  Your concerns could include a person in need of first aid, someone who is intoxicated, or someone at risk because of extreme weather.

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