Crime Prevention Ottawa Community safety Awards

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Sep 262017

2017 Community Safety Awards

REMINDER: Send us your nominations!


The Community Safety Awards are not far away. The ceremony will take place on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5 p.m. at Ottawa City Hall.  Save the date!


Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate a deserving community safety leader. The deadline for submissions is October 3, 2017. The awards honour individuals, groups and programs making Ottawa a safer city for everyone.


Nominees are being sought for the following award categories:

  • Leadership Award
  • Business Award
  • Youth Leadership Award
  • Enforcement Professional Award
  • City Employee Award
  • Volunteer Award
  • Volunteer Program Award
  • Community Program Award

The nomination form, criteria and frequently asked questions can be found at:

Sep 092017

The Healthy Transportation Coalition and EnviroCentre are pleased to invite you to the:

2017 Transportation Equity Summit

September 22, 2017

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ottawa City Hall

This year’s summit provides a platform for the ongoing dialogue needed to achieve equitable transportation in Ottawa. The summit will provide an opportunity for professionals, decision makers and residents to come together to learn about and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing equitable transportation in Ottawa.

Whether you are an affected resident, a decision-maker, student, or you work in a field where you see the impact on marginalized populations, you will contribute to and benefit from participating in the Summit.

Go to the Eventbrite page to register today!

Subsidies are available for registration, transit costs, and childcare. Contact or 613-656-0100 ext. 129 for details.

Lunch and snacks will be provided (gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options available).

Jul 272017

Crime Prevention Ottawa and the FCA recently put together some articles on dealing with crime and safety in your neighbourhoods from a CA perspective.

Here are the articles in English:

et en français:

For more information on assessing crime data check out the Ottawa neighbourhood study here.


Jul 182017

At the last FCA AGM, Keynote speaker and former OMB member Marc Denhez presented his views on ”Fixing the Planning System.” You can find a recap of the notes from his presentation here.

Marc Denhez at FCA AGM, June 15, 2017

Erwin Dreesen (white shirt) thanking Marc Denhez at FCA AGM, June 15, 2017

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 safety discussion, participants are invited to complete a short survey at

The draft agenda for the meeting is found at

Resources on OMB compiled by Sheila and edited by Bob for 7 Nov 2016

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Nov 062016

You may have already seen the General Meeting Agenda with useful resource materials on the OMB. If you had difficulty with the links this format may now convert.

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Aug 092016

Since the Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement’s inception in 2011, University of Ottawa has been offering volunteer opportunities to students on and off-campus. Through its online Community Engagement Navigator, students can register for extracurricular volunteering (EV) placements, or volunteer as part of a course through the Community Service Learning (CSL) program. Please refer to the Community Partner Manual to obtain more information about these two options.

With that said, U of O is presently recruiting partner organizations for the upcoming semesters. If these programs interest you or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Stephanie Marshall at to discuss specific placements or projects you would like to offer. For your information, volunteer opportunities/ projects may vary (ex. Research, front line work, health and safety policy and procedures, health workshops, communication projects, 1-day projects, etc.). There are many possibilities. It all depends on your organisation’s needs.

This being said, you are more than welcome to get started on the Community Engagement Navigator at This reference document provides a step-by-step overview of an online tool (ex. creating an account, posting placements, etc.). You may also find these tutorial videos helpful.

How to create an account:
How to post you volunteering opportunities/placements:

Stephanie Marshall

May 102016 has details of all applications for development in the city and indication of where they are at in the development stage. It describes itself as a platform for people to stay informed, discuss and submit ideas about urban planning and development projects in the city. So have a look at it. It is not yet complete and they are looking for comments from the public. You can search by ward but it could be helpful of they could break it down by community association as well.

The developers can be contacted by following links on their site.

May 062016

FCA President Gary Sealey and I along with other members of the executive have been looking at other large urban centres to see what the counterparts to the FCA-FAC do and how they do it. I tended to look at the Calgary example, Federation of Calgary Communities, while President Sealey is drawn to the Edmonton example, the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.
It is difficult to compare either of these organizations to ours. They both have staff and budgets that seem light-years away from our situation. More important than the support they receive is the support their community association members receive, both moral and financial, in the two cities.
I encourage our members and other who might be interested to go and check out the websites and facebook pages of these organizations.
Nonetheless, while the circumstances may be different, many of the problems that these communities face are very similar to ours.
I commend to you this posting on the EFCL blog on the trials and tribulations of community associations, Edmonton style. EFCL blog
John Chenier

Call for Support for low-income Transit Pass

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May 052016

I wanted to thank you for your organization’s support of efforts to have the City of Ottawa enact a Low-Income Transit Pass. With a report from city staff due at City Hall in the next 10 days, we now need your help to push this important initiative over the finish line.

I’m hoping your organization can please do four things:

1) mobilize people to attend the May 9th Transit Commission meeting. That is where the staff report related to the October 2015 Inquiry (to read the inquiry see pages 4, 5 of the pdf here from Transit Commissioners Malo and Crew will be discussed (background info on that available here: That staff report responding to the Inquiry should be on the City’s website by May 2nd, hopefully, as part of the Agenda for the Transit Commission’s May 9th meeting. You can look for that Agenda and the report here on May 2nd:
People attending the May 9th meeting with have the opportunity to respond to the staff report, to speak in favour of Ottawa enacting a Low-Income Transit Pass.

2) Between now and May 9th, contact your City Councillor and the Mayor and let them know you want Ottawa to enact a Low-Income Transit Pass. Let them know that you have signed this related petition, along with 1,800 individuals, and 41 organizations:
(the petition has 795 electronic signatures, and 1,006 people have signed the paper version of the petition, for a total of 1,800 signatures)

3) Help us collect more signatures from individuals on the petition for a Low-Income Transit Pass. Please e-mail all your friends, family, co-workers, members, and supporters the link to the petition and encourage them to sign it:
Post the link to the petition on your Social Media accounts, please do whatever you can to help us get to 2,000 signatures fast. It is crunch time, so please act fast. Thank you!

4) mobilize people to attend the June 15th Transit Commission meeting. This is likely when the decision will be made about whether or not Ottawa will enact a Low-Income Transit Pass. At this meeting, city staff will likely report back on their overall fare structure review (background info on that available here:

Thanks for your consideration, and all the good work you do.


Trevor Haché | worker, Healthy Transportation Coalition |
Cell: 613-789-0604

PLEASE NOTE: I work 3 days a week (though spread out over 4 days) for the Coalition; full days on Wednesdays, Fridays, and half days in the afternoon on Mondays, Thursdays.