Community Safety Services moves to Caldwell

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The Community Safety Services team is moving to the office at 1485 Caldwell Ave. effective March 27.

The move is part of an overall goal to place staff strategically where they work.

This change will place the Safety Services members in the communities they serve.

It will make transportation easier and open up additional space at the headquarters on Auriga Drive.

The location was chosen in part because of Caldwell’s proximity to the Highway, making it easier for  members to access other OCH communities.

The change was done in consultation with employees and follows on the heels of their move to a 24-hour service delivery model.

Community safety workers had been working shifts that left a four-hour hole between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. Now they will be able to respond to calls for tenants and work with internal staff and community partners to provide safety services,” said CSS Director Nathan Hoedeman, adding the new shift rotation was favourably voted on by CSS members.

The change allows for more daytime coverage and aligns CSS with tenant experience operations and community development initiatives.
Chris Strotmann, who has been on the job for 11 years, said he was anxious to start the new shift model.

“It’s been a long time coming,” he said. “It will allow us to engage more with tenants, and have a better work-life balance.”






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