To develop solutions to help individuals

Strength in numbers…
For safer communities

MERIT – or Multiagency Early Risk Intervention Tables – is a community-based initiative focused on making Ottawa a safer, more secure city for everyone. When an emerging risk is identified, we bring together partners from community organizations, social services, the education sector, law enforcement, health and mental health agencies, and faith communities to address it.

Our goal? To develop solutions to help individuals, families, schools, workplaces and the community deal with a problem before the risk escalates. We also work together to prevent future issues from developing.

We combine our experience and expertise to help people access the services they need when they need them, while maintaining their privacy and confidentiality.

2018 by the numbers

  • 42 discussions
  • 85.71 met the threshold of
    Acutely Elevated Risk
  • 68.75 overall risk lowered
2017 Community Program Award