Robert Brocklebank

Dec 232018

First meeting of the year will feature “speed-dating”, brief interviews on a rotational basis with experts on city services. (See below for further details.) The meeting will be held in the Richmond Room at Nepean Sportsplex on Woodroffe Ave.

A draft agenda for the Jan. 16 meeting is found at Note that the agenda background information addendum provides links to the presentations from the January 9 briefing on site plan control modification and on the LPASC – Local Planning Appeal Support Centre.

The following subject experts will be available for “speed-dating’ interviews:

1.      Library Services:    Karen Beiles, Coordinator, West Branches / Community Development Lead

2.      Recreation,  Cultural and Facility Services:   Frempon Bafi-Yeboa,
Portfolio Manager, Funding Partnerships & Agreements Management and David Masrour, Funding Coordinator, Funding Partnerships and Agreements

3.      Emergency and Protective Services: Alison Sandor, By-law and Regulatory Services Branch  

4.      Ottawa Public Health: Inge Roosendaal, M.Pl., MCIP, RPP, Program Development Officer & Planner, Communications & Community Engagement  and Doug Kirkpatrick, Director of Communications and Community Engagement

5.      Community Development  Framework(CDF):  Tammy Corner, Facilitator, CDF

6.      Ottawa Police Services: Mandy Wilson, Community Developer,  Ottawa Police Service Community Development Section,  Executive Services Directorate

7.      Service Innovation and Performance:   Tracy Gierman, Manager of HR Client Relations

8.      Service Innovation and Performance:  Kim Ennis, Program Manager, Service Improvement, Digital Services and Innovation, Service Transformation

9.      Service Innovation and Performance: Rob Giggey, Program Manager, Web Services, Service Ottawa

10.  Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development(PIED):  David Maloney, Planner, Heritage and Urban Design Services

11OC Transpo, Transportation Services: Danielle Ritz, Customer Services

Dec 072018

The next General Meeting of the FCA-FAC [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held Wednesday December 12 from 7pm at 8 Sweetnam Drive in Stittsville. A draft agenda for the meeting is found at .  Draft Minutes for the previous meeting on November 21 are found at    .

Dec 022018

In the context of the Governance Review which the new Council will consider on December 5, FCA-FAC has written to request the terms of reference for the Transit Commission be changed to permit Councillors to review (and be held accountable for) major operational issues. Currently Council votes only on the OC Transpo budget, fare structure and labour negotiation mandate. The FCA letter is found at

Nov 052018

The next General Meeting of the FCA-FAC [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held Wednesday November 21 from 7:15 pm at the New Edinburgh Park Field House, 193 Stanley Ave. A draft agenda for the Nov. 21 meeting is found at   Draft minutes for the previous (October 17) meeting are found at

Oct 152018

The next General Meeting of the FCA-FAC [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa will be held Wednesday October 17 from 7:15pm at Van Lang Community Centre, 29 Van Lang Private. The theme of the meeting will be disaster preparedness in our neighbourhoods.

Each member association is invited to sent two delegates to General Meetings. Observers are always welcome.

A draft agenda for the October 17 meeting is found at

Draft minutes for the previous (September 13) meeting will be posted shortly.

Sep 302018

Save the Date! FCA sponsors Mayoral Candidates Meeting Oct. 9 @ 7pm @ Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road (Bayview Transitway Station)

The FCA (Federation of Citizens Associations) is sponsoring a Mayoral Candidates Meeting on Tuesday October 9 (7 pm) at the Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road (near the Bayview Transitway Station). All mayoral candidates have been invited. Candidates will be responding to top FCA concerns (from our September 13 FCA meeting) regarding planning, transportation and other issues important to our communities.

This meeting will be moderated by Joanne Chianello, CBC Municipal Affairs Reporter. It is open to the public.

Sep 112018

The next General Meeting of the FCA-FAC will be held Thursday September 13 from 7:15 pm at the Overbrook Community Centre, 33 Quill Street. A principal theme of the meeting will be discussion about issues to raise with candidates in the October municipal election.

A draft agenda for the Sept. 13 meeting is found at 

Draft minutes for the previous (May 16) meeting are found at

Jul 102018

FCA-FAC has submitted written comments on the proposed high-rise development at 900 Albert. The letter to Council members is found here. In addition to writing, FCA-FAC President Sheila Perry outlined concerns about the proposal before Planning Committee on July 10, 2018.