Crime Prevention Ottawa has partnered with the Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities to tackle the issue of home takeovers.  If you would like to book a workshop for your staff, your clients or your community, please contact The free workshops can be tailored to the specific needs of your agency or community.

 We have also created a number of resources available to you:

 ·       Eight home takeovers videos, available in English and French

·       A Home Takeovers Guidebook

·       Posters

·       Hand out cards


Each video highlights a different kind of home takeover including those related to general isolation, developmental disabilities, addictions, youth, gangs and older adults.  All the videos are available on YouTube.

The home takeovers guidebook is available to service providers for strategies around how to manage these complex situations. It includes suggestions for prevention, identification, intervention and aftercare.

 For copies of any of the home takeovers printed materials, or to book a presentation or workshop, email us at You can also download a print-ready copy of the guidebook.


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