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Ottawa. City Operations

Site: No Physical Address

Service: Ottawa Police Service - Multiagency Early Risk Intervention Table

Alternate Name Collaborative Risk Approach ; MERIT ; OCR ; P/CVE ; Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
Ottawa, ON
Mailing Address PO Box 9634 
Station T 
Ottawa, ON K1G 6H5
Physical Access Not Applicable - not a direct service
Description and Services
Description (Service) Community safety initiative aiming to connect individuals at acute risk of harm to the services that make the most sense * physically brings community agencies together to discuss situations of extreme risk, and provide targeted, wraparound interventions to individuals, families and places that are at acutely elevated levels of risk of harm * through data collection on risks, MERIT supports identification of trends, gaps, system level barriers and best practices in human service delivery systems for vulnerable and at-risk populations 
Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) Project for the Ottawa Police Service: aimed at increasing awareness and responsiveness to radicalization, whether left, right, or ideological * objectives are to establish front-line awareness and community and civic capacity to recognize, and intervene to reduce risk, victimization, and criminality associated with violent extremism
Hours There are no office hours
Meetings Twice weekly and as needed
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Referrals for the program should be made through agencies * agencies wishing to join the partnership should call or send an email to Julie McKercher
Languages English ; French ; Interpretive Services
Fees None
Service Categories Case/Care Management ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Violent Extremism/Radicalization Issues ; Wraparound Facilitation/Community Support
Waiting List No
Contact Information
Office Phone Julie McKercher 613-236-1222 ext 2104 ; 613-315-4983
Social Media Twitter
Primary Contact Julie McKercher, Specialist, MERIT Project; Email:
Alternate Contact Anthony Skinner, Staff Sergeant; Phone: 613-236-1222 ext 5405; Email:
Other Details
Established 2015
Funding Federal - Public Safety Canada
Resources Website

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