Nov 072019

FCA-FAC with Ottawa Neighbourhood Study present “Neighbourhoods Count” a workshop to better understand the physical and social pathways by which communities in Ottawa affect our health and well-being. Learn to react, analyze and argue with data. Discover facts that will support evidence-based decision-making.

The workshop will be held at Overbrook Community Centre, the morning of Saturday November 23. A poster inviting participants is at Registration is by email to

Nov 072019

Ecology Ottawa and Greenspace Alliance are running a workshop on “Climate Solutions and Ottawa’s Official Plan on November 15 and 16. Details and registration information is at

Aug 232019

Our president Sheila Perry spoke at the combined PLANNING and and RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE meeting on August 22nd, 2019 and presented the following comments to the published ‘5 Big Moves‘ on our behalf: Comments

Please take a look at the response from Alain Miguelez, Manager – Planning Policy & Resiliency too: Response

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

Submissions should include all the necessary information in support of the nomination or our past president, Graeme Roderick at

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)

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

FCA-FAC General Meeting Wed. Nov. 21

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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

FCA-FAC General Meeting Wed. Oct. 17

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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.