Jun 192017

The FCA would like to congratulate its incoming 2017-2018 Executive Board Members:

President: Sheila Perry

Vice-President: Alex Cullen

Secretary: Graeme Roderick

Treasurer: Lorne Cutler

Members-at-large also acclaimed were:

Robert Brocklebank, Roland Dorsay, Miranda Gray, Thierry Harris, Kul Kapoor, Bruce Lindsay, Maria-Luisa Marti, Chad Rollins, Don Stewart, and Phil Sweetnam.

Jun 122017

The Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa (FCA-FAC) will be holding its 30th Annual General Meeting at City Hall  Thursday June 15th at 7:15pm. The event will take place in the Colonel By Room. Guest speaker Marc Dehnez former member of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) will speak. His presentation is  entitled “Fixing the Planning System.”

The FCA will also be presenting its annual Awards to members of our community who have shown outstanding service and dedication to improving life for all in Ottawa. This year’s recipients are:

FCA Award: Judy Forrest

FCA Builder Award: Ian Johns

FCA Lifetime Achievement Award: Archie Campbell

All are welcome to attend. For more information please see our  draft agenda here. Draft minutes for the previous Annual General Meeting (7 June 2016) are found here.

Background information on Marc Dehnez can be found here:


Apr 292017

Each year the FCA posts a survey to report back to its executive on how well it’s been performing over the year. Our organization is built from a dedicated group of volunteers and is representative of many community associations across the city. We want to give our members and the general public a chance to help make us better and to better serve the community. Please take 3-5 minutes to fill out this short survey to let us know how we are doing and what we can do better.

Survey Link:

All survey answers are anonymous. The FCA will share the results at our AGM June 15, 2017 and on our website shortly after.

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Apr 262017

The Ottawa Public Library has embarked on an initiative to engage with residents on the hours of operation that will best meet the needs of customers. The OPL has retained Nanos Research to support this initiative. The research includes two elements, providing opportunities for customers to share their views during the process.

As a cardholder with the Ottawa Public Library you are invited to participate in an online survey being conducted by Nanos Research. You may also be randomly selected by Nanos Research to share your views by participating in a focus group.

To participate in this engagement opportunity and share your views, please opt-in by clicking here before May 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

If you opt in, your name and email address will be provided to Nanos Research for the sole purpose of collecting feedback for the hours of operation research initiative.  Nanos will contact you directly with the survey link or information about the focus groups. If you do not opt-in, your email address will not be provided to Nanos Research. All the opinions you share with Nanos Research will remain confidential.

 If you have any questions about this research project, please feel free to contact us at If you have questions regarding the methodology, please contact the senior researcher on the project, Nik Nanos, at

Apr 182017
The Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods is a province-wide umbrella organization bringing together community associations and municipality-wide groups (like FCA) to act on common issues. Their annual general meeting will be on April 29 from 11am to 1 pm in Toronto, which you can join in person or on Skype. The speakers will talk about OMB reform and its impact on neighbourhoods. For information about the meeting go to:
For more information on F.U.N. please go to their web site at:
Apr 182017

Ottawa Earth Day events – April 22, 2017

Want to know more about how to get involved with your local park? Check out this event on Saturday April 22 from 1-5pm, at 250 City Centre Ave, Bay 216, hosted by Ecology Ottawa.
This Earth Day event will feature keynote speak Dave Harvey of Park People in Toronto. For more details check our the following link here.
The event will be followed by an Earth Day celebration from 5:30 to 9pm at the same address. Details here.

Have a old home you want to make greener and more energy efficient? The Glebe Community Association is hosting an Old Home earth day event featuring tips and tricks to spruce up your old home to make it friendly for Mother Earth. The event is open to everyone and will take place on April 22nd from 10am to 3pm at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Ave. Details here.

Apr 182017

Have a complaint or comment about how the City of Ottawa handles noise complaints? The City is holding public meetings on a review of the Noise By-Law.  To register:

Options for the sessions are below:

Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m: McNabb Recreation Centre (180 Percy Ottawa, ON, Assembly Hall)

Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m: Greenboro Community Centre (363 Lorry Greenberg Ottawa, ON, Meeting Room A&B)

Monday, May 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m: Overbrook Community Centre (33 Quill Street Ottawa, ON, Main Reception Hall)

Apr 152017

The FCA Awards committee is seeking nominations for the FCA Awards presented annually at the June FCA AGM (June 15, 2017).

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 15th, 2017 and should be sent to our past president, Graeme Roderick at

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