FCA to Members

Communication to members from FCA

Nov 302016

The next General Meeting will be held Thursday Dec. 8 at the Overbrook Community Centre 33 Quill St. A discussion on community safety, featuring senior officers of Ottawa Police Services will be the prime feature of the meeting. A proposal for a submission for the OMB Review will also be discussed. To prepare for the […]

Nov 232016

Speaker Series Invitation Please join us for our upcoming Speaker Series event, “Addressing Hate Crimes: Creating A Safe City for All.” About the session Incidents of hate crimes across the country and here in Ottawa demonstrate the need for a coordinated, collaborative approach to address this serious community safety issue. Hate crimes are not only […]

Oct 282016

The next general meeting of FCA-FAC [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held Monday November 7, 2016 at the Manotick Legion Branch 314, 5050 Ann Street. Each member association is invited to send two delegates to general meetings. Observers are always welcome. The Nov. 7 meeting features a panel discussion (followed by Q&A […]

Oct 052016

Here are some resources for people wishing to establish community associations, improve governance or  obtain funding or work with voluntary groups   Government advice Province of Ontario https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/pgt/nfpinc/Not_for_Profit_Incorporators_Handbook_EN.html http://nonprofitlaw.cleo.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/ONCA_SampleBylaw_FINALrev.pdf Calgary, Province of Alberta http://calgarycommunities.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Start-a-Community-Association.pdf Edmonton, Province of Alberta, Volunteer Management Group http://www.vmgedmonton.ca/index.php?p=1_5 City of Ottawa Community Funding Manual http://documents.ottawa.ca/sites/documents.ottawa.ca/files/documents/cfp_manual_en.pdf Renewable Grants https://app06.ottawa.ca/online_services/forms/funding/community/renewable/form_en.pdf Funding Framework Update […]

Oct 052016

The Province of Ontario has released a public consultation document for the review of the Ontario Municipal Board. The document, found at http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page15027.aspx , is to stimulate discussion. Public input is requested by December 19, 2016. In addition to submitting comments over the web or by mail, town hall meetings are to be held in various Ontario centres […]

Oct 052016

The next General Meeting of the FCA [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held Tuesday October 11, 2016 from 7:15pm at the Dalhousie Community Centre, 755 Somerset Street West. A draft agenda for the Oct. 11 meeting is found at  http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/161011D2.pdf A prime feature of the October 11 meeting will be a panel […]

Sep 252016

Coach houses are secondary dwelling units in separate structures in the back yard or side yard of residential properties. This issue is scheduled to come before Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on October 6 and before Planning Committee on October 11. FCA has registered concerns about coach houses, indicating one size does not fit all […]

Sep 152016

Over the summer the board of directors, ably assisted by facilitator Phil Nicholson, met to reflect on options for the FCA-FAC for the coming year and onward. A document for discussion was circulated at the General Meeting of Sept. 15. The discussion paper, with minor amendments reflecting comments at the Sept. 15. meeting, is found at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Prospect.pdf  Readers […]