May 092020

We have added a new resource page on the Growth Management Strategy.

On Monday, May 11, 2020, the City of Ottawa will a Joint Planning Committee and Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee – Special Meeting on the Ottawa Growth Management plan. They will consider the recommendations from staff on the 3 visions of growth management. After their meeting, their recommendation will go to the full council for discussion at the end of May.

The Urban boundary line will guide how the city manages development decisions over the next couple of decades. The official FCA position is that No Boundary Expansion best satisfies the objectives of our Provincial Policy Statement (PPS). City staff have recommend the 3rd option which will add a large area of land as within the urban boundary for future development.

The FCA position is shown on that page. You can find the presentation we will be making at the meeting. You can also find letters from other community associations on this issue and some videos from various events around the city. We also included links to the key city documents for this meeting.

Feb 282020

Crime Prevention Ottawa, in partnership with the City of Ottawa, offers funding for outdoor mural projects that support graffiti prevention, community safety and the beautification of Ottawa neighbourhoods. The Paint it Up! Program empowers youth through community arts.

Since its inception in 2010, Paint it Up! has involved more than 2,673 youth aged 12 to 25. There have been close to 82 mural projects across the city supported by an average grant of $5,000. 

  • How to apply: To find out more about the program, download the guidelines and the application form.
  • Application deadline: All applications must be postmarked, e-mailed, or received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 2020.

More information over at: https://www.crimepreventionottawa.ca/cpo-initiatives/paint-it-up-graffiti-program/

Feb 282020


The Public Health Agency of Canada is actively monitoring the outbreak which originated in Hubei Province, China. To effectively respond locally, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) continues to be in enhanced operations to increase support and sharing of information to residents in addition to community and health systems partners. 

As of noon Sunday March 15, Ottawa Public Health is asking all residents to avoid unnecessary contact with others. Please confirm you are required to go to work before heading in. They are asking for all public gatherings to be cancelled.

General advice:

Please remember best practices to reduce the spread of viruses in our day to day lives:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. Make sure to wash for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands with soap.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • It is still recommended to get your flu shot if you haven’t already as the flu virus is still circulating in the community.

If you receive questions from members of the public or from partners, point them to the Ottawa Public Health webpage on novel coronavirus: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/novel-coronavirus.aspx

For social media, you might find this quick link easier to share: bit.ly/OPH-FAQ

Feb 282020

City of Ottawa Press Release:

The City is inviting all residents to help shape our new Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. The plan will outline strategies and actions aimed at fostering inclusive communities, where everyone in Ottawa feels safe, and supported by a robust social safety net.

We will seek public input on crime and safety, including on the root causes of these issues, examining factors such as education, health care, food, housing, income and social and cultural expression. City staff will present the final Community Safety and Well-Being Plan report to Community and Protective Services Committee and Council in the fall of 2020.

You can find more information on the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan online. Starting on Tuesday, March 3, residents will be able to provide input through an online survey at Ottawa.ca/CSWBP. The survey will remain open until Friday, April 3.

You can also register to attend one of four in-person public-engagement sessions across the city. Space is limited, so please register early. Sessions run from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and doors open at 6 pm.

  • Tuesday, March 10 – Nepean Sportsplex (Hall A), 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
  • Wednesday, March 11 – Ottawa City Hall (Jean Pigott Place), 110 Laurier Avenue West
  • Tuesday, March 24 – Richelieu Vanier Community Centre (Kiwanis Hall), 300 Des Pères-Blancs Avenue
  • Thursday, March 26 – Kanata Recreation Complex (Hall A), 100 Charlie Rogers Place
Jan 052019

Happy New Year Greetings to all!

Please see below our FCA (Federation of Citizens Association)  invitation to all residents, community associations, city staff, councillors and interested citizens.
Date:   Wednesday, January 9
Time:   6 to 8 p.m.
This is an opportunity to combine 2 information/discussion sessions on planning matters :1.  6 p.m. Site Plan Control Proposed Changes  and2.  7 p.m.  Local Planning Appeal Support Centre (LPASC)

Aug 292018

Its opponents say that spot zoning should not be permitted. that developers factor it in when negotiating land prices. Others say it allows the city an opportunity to negotiate community benefits — more height for more dollars.
How will the new rules and processes in planning and appeals affect the occurrence of Spot Zoning?
Can we carry on a discussion, point to some pertinent documents in an attempt to shed some light on this topic?

Mayor Watson responds to FCA-FAC concerns on 900 Albert project

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Aug 242018

President Sheila Perry has received the following response for Mayor Watson concerning the project at 900 Albert. To see the letter sent to Mayor Watson click here

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Feb 232018

The awards committee is seeking nominations for the awards presented annually at the June AGM.

Up to three awards may be presented: Lifetime Achievement, FCA Contributor, or Builders.

You can find a more detailed description of the awards on the awards page under “About Us” on this website or simply follow this link.
Nominations are due by May 1st and should be sent to our past president, Graeme Roderick at ppres@fca-fac.ca

Submissions should include all the necessary information in support of the nomination.