September 2020 Newsletter

September 2020 Newsletter

September has brought with it a lot of challenges and change this year because of the pandemic.  It’s a very different back-to-school season for families. And we’re all keeping a close eye on measures like restrictions on the size of gatherings, that are mandated...
August 2020 Newsletter

August 2020 Newsletter

Greetings! We hope you are staying safe, as summer draws to a close. Like many of you, our NWL team members have been working from home during the pandemic. There are some exciting initiatives that will be rolled out in the months ahead as we look to enhance our...

Digital Marketer – JCP

Role Summary: One of the core activities of this role, will be helping to move Neighbourhood watch from a traditional neighbourhood protection model to one of “community watch”, where addressing social isolation in neighbourhoods is a core priority.  This role...
July 2020 Newsletter

July 2020 Newsletter

Greetings from NWL! What's New at NWL: We are thrilled to welcome some new faces to the NWL team. We are fortunate to have them working with us on a temporary basis, through the Job Creation Partnership program. Here is a bit about them: Jose Quezada Jose is our new...
June 2020 Newsletter

June 2020 Newsletter

Greetings! We hope that June 2020 finds you well.  The team at Neighbourhood Watch London is welcoming new Team Members in June who will be working with us in the coming months. Friendly Call Over 55 and Neighbourhood Watch London are helping to reach out to...
NWL May 2020 Newsletter!

NWL May 2020 Newsletter!

The Joys of Journaling! Have you ever kept a journal? Maybe you kept a diary when you were younger, but you’ve long since stopped recording your daily thoughts. Even if you’ve never considered yourself a “writer”, it could be a great time to start journaling. Why?...
NWL April 2020 Newsletter

NWL April 2020 Newsletter

COVID-19 Update With the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s now more important than ever to support each other to ensure our communities stay strong. Social media is playing a vital role in helping us all stay connected, so please stay in touch! We encourage you to follow us on...
NWL March Newsletter

NWL March Newsletter

Dear NWL Members: As we enter March 2020 in the mist of this COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to reach out to you with suggestions and tips on how you and your watch area can remain safe and healthy. COVID-19 Fraud Alert Unfortunately, this pandemic is being seized by...
NWL COVID-19 Update

NWL COVID-19 Update

Dear NWL Members: As COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus continues to challenge how we work and deliver service, we would like to inform you that our offices are closed until at least April 6th. We remain available to you via e-mail - info@nwlondon.ca - should you have any...
February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020 Newsletter Greetings! Thank you for all of us at Neighbourhood Watch London as we work towards building a stable and sustainable future for our organization.  We appreciate those of you who have provided email lists of your Watch members so that we can...
January 2020 Newsletter

January 2020 Newsletter

2020: Starting a Year of Clarity We hope that you all had an enjoyable holiday, and that this year is treating you well. As we continue a period of change for our organization, we wanted to provide a brief update, along with some resources. Our forthcoming app is...
NWL Holiday Campaign

NWL Holiday Campaign

In this season of giving, we ask that you consider a tax-deductible donation to Neighbourhood Watch London (NWL). As you are no doubt aware, our financial future is in jeopardy. The City of London no longer provides grant money to NWL, and we must now rely on options...
Understanding Cyberbullying

Understanding Cyberbullying

Bullying is the imbalance of power between two people. This imbalance of power occurs when someone intentionally and repeatedly says or does hurtful things to someone else. You might remember our blog from September called How to Prevent Bullying that touched on how...
Safety Tips for Leaving Your House During the Holidays

Safety Tips for Leaving Your House During the Holidays

Many students are currently finishing exams and preparing to head home for the holidays. During the holiday season, robberies, burglaries, and thefts tend to increase. This past fall London had seen an increase in reports of burglaries that seemed to be targeting...
Managing Snow This Winter

Managing Snow This Winter

Did you know that shovelling snow can actually be dangerous? Statistically, it’s more dangerous for people aged 55 and up.1 But why? Cold air causes arteries to constrict and decrease blood supply. “When healthy young men shovelled snow, their heart rate and blood...
Preparing for the Seasonal Flu

Preparing for the Seasonal Flu

As flu season is in full swing, we thought we might cover some of the ways that you might prevent the flu if you haven’t already caught it. This blog article is going to discuss 8 ways in which you might stay safe from the flu. The difference between the flu and the...
Black Friday Shopping

Black Friday Shopping

Most people are already familiar with the notoriety of Black Friday. For those that aren’t, Black Friday is the day after American Thanksgiving that kicks off the holiday shopping season. Retailers reduce their prices to entice more people out shopping since most...
Barriers to Substance Use Recovery

Barriers to Substance Use Recovery

This week is National Addictions Awareness Week and in that spirit, we will be discussing common addiction issues that some Londoner’s face and how this affects our community and what we can do to alleviate the issue. People that suffer from substance use and...
How to Prevent Crime

How to Prevent Crime

While the month of November is Fire Prevention Month, Crime Prevention WEEK is this week! November 5th – November 11th! In that spirit, we are bringing to you a blog article that talks about some of the most common crimes in London, Ontario and what you can do to...
The Dangers of Daylight Saving Time

The Dangers of Daylight Saving Time

The concept of Daylight Saving was first conceived by Benjamin Franklin.  It was inspired when he woke up one day at 6am and saw light coming in through his window. He considered that if he had slept until noon, like he and the rest of Paris normally would, he would...
The 4 Ways that Your Office is Unsafe

The 4 Ways that Your Office is Unsafe

October is Ontario’s Healthy Workplace Month and this week, October 22nd-27th is Workplace Safety Week. In that spirit, we will be discussing common workplace safety issues and ways that you can prevent them, whether you are an employee or an employer. 1. Communicable...
5 Ways to Have a Safe Halloween

5 Ways to Have a Safe Halloween

Halloween is an exciting time for children as they get to dress up as some of their heroes and run around their neighbourhood with some of their friends and family collecting treats to satisfy their sweet tooth. However, with all the excitement compounded with excess...
How to Make Halloween Costumes Safer

How to Make Halloween Costumes Safer

Since 1980, there have been 16 cases in which children under the age of 15 years have suffered burn injuries. One of those injuries resulted in death.1 However, many agree that the biggest risk to injury for children on Halloween is motor vehicle accidents. On...
6 Ways to Have a Great Thanksgiving

6 Ways to Have a Great Thanksgiving

The holidays, for some, are the most wonderful times of the year. For others, the holidays can be a stressful time. Getting families together and putting on big meals is a stressful enough task but if you add on boredom or high emotions then things can get explosive....
5 Apps to Help You with School and Life

5 Apps to Help You with School and Life

Staying organized during the school year can be difficult. Often, you are so busy that you’re quickly overwhelmed and important things can be forgotten. Schools try to help us with this by offering planners and other learning tools. What people easily forget is that...
How to Prevent Bullying

How to Prevent Bullying

“How many of you have ever felt personally victimized by Regina George?” Many of you will recognize this quote from Mean Girls. Mean Girls is based on a book called Queen Bees and Wannabes written by Rosalind Wiseman. The book was mostly the basis for the movie, and...
How to Stay Safe with Children Going Back to School

How to Stay Safe with Children Going Back to School

It’s that time of the year when the aroma of pumpkin spice fills crisp autumn air. It’s also the time that kids start to return to school! As elementary school, secondary school, and universities/colleges begin their terms, we at Neighbourhood Watch London will be...

#EyesOpenLDN

Here at Neighbourhood Watch London, we’ve created a new hashtag to use on Twitter called #EyesOpenLDN. This hashtag is meant to be used as a reminder to be on the lookout for any suspicious activities, people that need assistance, and safety concerns in the community....

Welcoming New Londoners

Ask any immigrant what they felt like when moving to Canada and most likely they will say it was excitement and anticipation combined with fear and uncertainty. When everything around you is new and unfamiliar, including the language and the culture, it can take some...

Reporting a Crime

The Top 4 Reasons Why Reporting a Crime is So Important Have you ever witnessed a crime? Had your car broken into? A window busted? A garden gnome stolen off your front lawn? You may wonder if it's even worth your time reporting such crimes. In fact, many crimes just...