Bulletin Board

The space where members can communicate with each other and where FCA can communicate with members and interested organizations on issues or matters arising from decisions of the Executive or at our monthly general meetings.

Dec 072016

The December 8 FCA-FAC General Meeting will feature discussion about community safety and security (see the meeting agenda at http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/161208DA.pdf  ). In preparation for that discussion community members are invited to respond to a survey (go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSJ8R76 ). Although the survey is still open and is collecting responses, preliminary results of the survey were captured […]

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 […]