Feb 122016

The awards committee is seeking nominations for the awards presented annually at the June AGM (mark it on your calendar, June 7th).

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.

Nov 032015

November 2 I attended several of 3-dozen events at the Jewish Community learning festival.  Thankfully I arrived in time for FCA’s Lorne Cutler‘s clear and useful presentation on Social Finance replete with his up-to-the-minute examples.  It’s a new field.  Get new resources for your community good work.  Contact Lorne for more info, or network with him at an FCA meeting.  We’re hearing sponsorships funds may be coming for year 2017; opportunities for leveraging.

At adjoining Jewish Community learning sessions I met two scholars with insights into revision history and theology of faith-based stories; a gay hi-tech early retiree releasing his new political expose-book, “Conservative Confidential”;  a prominent media CBC personality offering himself to the conference’s Human Library; a medically-trained Sex Clinician/psychologist; a military chaplain/Rabbi, and a community-collections archivist.  Oh, and I had a bag lunch while listening to a chorus — all for $20!  Energetic festivals are in place and growing their cultural, sport, family themes including the derby race at Manotick Mayfair at Kanata, the major days at Glebe, Hintonburg/Mechanicsville Westfest, and many others in Ottawa’s East, South and thriving in many outer suburbs.  Most days-long events started small, built on success, grew volunteers, brought out the general public, families, and fun show-offs and heritage buffs.

Sharing the theme:  — is your community planning or growing its own public fun learning festival — promoting community character and engagement? — check out or add to this how-to link: http://limmud.org/conference/conference_makers/Limmud sml educational ca

Oct 152015

One of the items which emerged from an earlier survey of community leaders was a need for improved measures to control traffic.

The recent adoption of Complete Streets is seen by many as a move in the right direction. Others may disagree for reasons of increased congestion or budget considerations.

We would welcome your comments on this topic. Is this an issue for your community? If you don’t have any comments you wish to make on this subject, but wish to contribute to the discussion, you could take this brief survey by following this link here

Share your views on the need (or not) for traffic calming measures in your community in particular, and the city, in general with your fellow community leaders and we will share them back. You can either comment directly in the comment box below, or by doing the survey, or by doing both.

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Sep 232015

If you have something you wish to communicate to other FCA members, you can use the bulletin board.  Simply type your message in the content box,  choose a category from the drop down box below (most likely “member to member” and click submit.

You can add a Tag which uses words, separated by commas, to describe the content of your post. This would make it easier to find if someone were to search for postings on that topic.

You can also upload an image from your computer. The post will need to be approved by a webmaster before it is put up on the site.

Thank you

Celebrate the Hills

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Sep 062015

Celebrate the Hills!
A public event on a 50 acre forested private property on
Canadian Shield in the Carp Hills
Sunday, September 13
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
150 Donald B. Munro Drive, Carp
A donation of $5 per person, $10
per family is requested.
Art Show and Sale – local artists, inspired by nature
West Carleton War Memorial
Silent Auction
Guided Nature Hikes by Dr. Owen Clarkin
Self-Guided Nature Hikes
Kids’ Activities
Marketplace Table
Friends of the Carp River
Pianos in the Park!
For more information visit our web site: www.huntleyhighlands.com

Dalhowzie or Dalhoozie, It’s time for a tour of Dalhousie

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Jul 142015

remember… Dalhousie … d’antan
The Lowertown Community association and the merchants of Dalhousie North invite you to go back in time to an earlier Ottawa.
Guided heritage walks conducted in English and French
July 18, 11am and 2pm
Tour start from 192 Dalhousie.
For more information go to here

May 252015

Volunteer Ottawa is hosting a series of upcoming seminars, all designed to support you and your organization! The workshops are a great way to network, and a great way to learn new skills to take your community engagement to the next level.

Les formations sont présentées en Anglais seulement. Les descriptions en Français suivera.

Leading Change in your Organization Session # 1
Board 201 – A complete look at being on a Board of Directors
Project Management Training for NPOs
Leading Change in your Organization Session # 2

For more Information go to Volunteer Ottawa