Merit Ottawa

Our partners

MERIT is a community initiative housed at the Ottawa Police Service (OPS). Through MERIT, the OPS is committed to an ongoing partnership with local communities on the shared responsibility for safety and the reduction of harm and victimization.

Our community partners sit at the MERIT tables when their expertise, insights and services are required. We collaborate and consult when required to address the challenges faced in Ottawa neighbourhoods and communities. Together, we work to resolve them and to offer personalized solutions to problems.

MERIT is proud to partner with the following Ottawa-based organizations:

Adult Ottawa Probation and Parole Services (Ontario MAG)
Adult Ottawa Probation and Parole Services (Ontario MAG)

ensures the support and protection of communities by law enforcement and public safety systems.

Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO)
Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO)

has served the Ottawa community since 1923, reaching out to 4,500 children and youth each year through after-school, weekend and summer programs that build self-esteem and help to develop stronger social skills.

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO)
Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO)

is non-profit community organization funded by the Government of Ontario, legally mandated to protect children and youth from abuse and neglect. The CAS is one of over 46 agencies across the province regulated by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

is a world-class healthcare centre providing compassionate medical care to children and youth from birth to their 18th birthday.

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ottawa Branch

is a community-based, registered charity dedicated to promoting good mental health, developing and implementing support systems and services, and encouraging public action to strengthen communities.

Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

ensures health services are well-organized, appropriately funded, and meet the health needs of the 1.3 million residents within its region. LHIN offers about 240 health programs and/or services in hospitals, community support services, mental health and addiction service agencies, community health centres and long-term care homes.

Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) Champlain
Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) Champlain

aims to improve access to justice for linguistic minorities, people who are not proficient in English or French, or who face communication challenges as the result of a disability or sensory impairment.

Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa
Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa

is committed to the eradication of poverty in Ottawa. Coalition members advocate at many levels and on many issues to help people gain access to basic supports such as shelter, food, income, childcare, recreation and transportation.

Crime Prevention Ottawa
Crime Prevention Ottawa

works to contribute to crime reduction and enhanced community safety in Ottawa through collaborative evidence-based crime prevention.

City of Ottawa Social Services
City of Ottawa Social Services

provides help with accessing child care, finding a job, applying for social housing and other social assistance programs.

City of Ottawa By-Law Services
City of Ottawa By-Law Services

enforces municipal by-laws on behalf of the public. All City of Ottawa by-laws are available in English and French.

Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB)

is the largest school board in Eastern Ontario. Students are based out of 143 schools – 113 elementary schools, 25 secondary schools and five secondary alternate sites.

Ottawa Public Health (OPH)
Ottawa Public Health (OPH)

provides public health programs and services to individuals and communities while advocating for public policies that make our city and its residents healthier.

Ottawa Paramedic Service
Ottawa Paramedic Service

delivers medical treatment for life-threatening medical emergencies including heart attacks, strokes, respiratory and traumatic injuries.

Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB)
Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB)

provides a quality Catholic education to over 40,000 students in the Ottawa area.

Ottawa Community Housing
Ottawa Community Housing

has a vision to be a leader in providing safe and affordable homes to enable tenants to fully participate in the socio-economic opportunities of the City.

South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre (SEOCHC)
South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre (SEOCHC)

is a non-profit, community-governed organization that provides a range of multi-disciplinary services to clients, including primary care, health promotion, social services, community and resource development, home support and advocacy to address the social determinants of health.

The John Howard Society of Canada
The John Howard Society of Canada

fills an important role in public education, community service and in pressing for reform in the criminal justice system. Currently, there are branches and offices in over 60 communities across Canada and a national office based in Kingston, Ontario.

The Ottawa Hospital (TOH)
The Ottawa Hospital (TOH)

provides each patient with the world-class healthcare, exceptional service and compassion we would want for our loved ones.

The Royal Ottawa Hospital
The Royal Ottawa Hospital

is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres. Its mandate is to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. The Royal combines the delivery of specialized mental health care, advocacy, research and education to transform the lives of people with complex and treatment resistant mental illness.

Youth Ottawa Probation and Parole
Youth Ottawa Probation and Parole

provides guidance counselling, supervision and assistance to youth placed on probation and/or sentenced to a custody placement by the Youth Justice Court within the Ottawa-Carleton area.

Youth Services Bureau
Youth Services Bureau

empowers youth to make choices today that can help them secure the future they want. It also guides high-risk youth through whatever threatens their physical, sexual and mental wellbeing.