Oct 212019
 

FCA-FAC is organizing a weekend workshop on Saturday October 26 with the theme “A new Official Plan for Ottawa – Launching Community Discussion”. The workshop is open to all (although it would be helpful if attendees could register in advance).

There are two objectives for the workshop. One is to stimulate discussion among community groups about the new Official Plan project. The other is to encourage community representatives to organize similar discussions in their respective communities.

A poster publicizing the workshop is found at https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/191026wp.pdf . You are invited to distribute this to others in your community, encouraging wide participation. Participants are encouraged to look at the city’s documents entitled “Five big moves” which will serve as basis for discussion. A draft agenda for the workshop is found at https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/191026wa.pdf

Following the FCA-FAC event, an optional discussion from 1200 to 1330 about climate action, featuring a light lunch, has been organized by Greenspace Alliance for Canada’ Capital and by Ecology Ottawa. Detail is included in the draft agenda document.

Sep 132019
 

A General Meeting of the FCA-FAC will be held Wednesday September 18 from 7pm at the Churchill Seniors Centre, 345 Richmond Road.

A draft agenda for the meeting is found at https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/190918DA.pdf

Draft minutes for the previous (May 15) General Meeting are at https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/190515DM.pdf

May 112019
 

The next FCA-FAC General Meeting will be held Wednesday May 15, 2019 from 7pm at the Hunt Club/Riverside Park Community Centre, 3320 Paul Anka Drive.

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

A draft agenda for the May 15 meeting is found at https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/190515DA.pdf . Note that motions to be brought before the meeting are detailed in the background notes attached to the draft agenda. Draft minutes for the previous meeting on April 17 are found at https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/190417DM.pdf .

Download the Community Development Toolkit here (6.1MB Zip file)

Apr 252019
 

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

Up to four awards may be presented: Lifetime Achievement, FCA Contributor, Builders or Excellence in Media.

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 17 and should be sent to our past president, Graeme Roderick at roderick@fca-fac.ca

Submissions should include all the necessary information in support of the nomination or our past president, Graeme Roderick at roderick@fca-fac.ca

Apr 072019
 

The next General Meeting of the FCA-FAC will be Wednesday April 17 from 7 pm at the Old Ottawa South Community Centre (Old Firehall) 260 Sunnyside Ave.

A prime feature of the meeting will be a panel discussion with theme
Ottawa’s new Official Plan: what do we want and how do we get there?

Panelists include Carolyn Mackenzie [Community representative on the City’s Planning Advisory Committee], Shawn Menard [Councillot, Ward 17], Alain Miguelez [Program Manager, Planning Infrastructure & Economic Development Dept.], Jay Baltz [Community planning activist from Hintonburg Community Association] and Jason Burggraaf [Executive Director, Greater Ottawa Homebuilders Association].

A draft agenda for the April 17 meeting is found at https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/190417DA.pdf Draft minutes for the previous (March 20) meeting are found at https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/190320DM.pdf

To download the presentation from Alen Miguelez please click here

To download the presentation from Jay Baltz please click here

Mar 202019
 

The next General Meeting of the FCA-FAC [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 7pm at the Aquaview Community Centre, 318 Aquaview Drive, Orléans

A prime theme of the meeting will be “What data do we need for good neighbourhood planning in the age of the Smart City?”

An updated draft agenda for the March 20 meeting is found here

Draft minutes for the previous (February 20) meeting is found here

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Introduction to the GACA Neighbourhood: Presentation

The Ottawa Neighbourhood Study Presentation can be found here

Smart Cities Presentation from Roland Dorsay can be found here

Feb 132019
 

The next General Meeting of the FCA-FAC [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held Wednesday February 20, 2019 from 7pm at Kanata Recreation Centre, 100 Charlie Rogers Place.

A prime theme of the meeting will be the relationship between community groups and the local business community, sometimes organized in a Business Improvement Area, at other times just a neighbour in business.

An updated draft agenda for the Feb. 20 meeting is found at https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/190220DA-2.pdf . Draft minutes for the previous (January 16) meeting are found at https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/190116DM.pdf .

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 https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/190116DA.pdf 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   https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/181212DA.pdf .  Draft Minutes for the previous meeting on November 21 are found at https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/181121DM.pdf    .

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  https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/181121DA.pdf   Draft minutes for the previous (October 17) meeting are found at https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/181017DM.pdf