On March 15, 2018 an FCA-FAC workshop was held on “Organizing all candidates meetings”. The presentation for the workshop, prepared by FCA Vice-President Alex Cullen is found here. Additional information has been collected from member associations. Judith Shane of Hampton-Iona Community Group has written a guidebook available here. Christine McAllister of the Glebe Community Association […]
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In February 2017, an ad-Hoc FCA group submitted comments on a future Planning Advisory Committee which was to be created following the adoption of Bill 37. View our original submission here. Following up on this file in the fall of 2017, we were advised that the city had without consultation or a response to our […]
The city of Ottawa has released information on the Sparks street renewal and other planning updates. See the link here for more details.
The FCA has submitted a letter to the Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs of Ontario regarding Bill 139. The letter can be viewed here. http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Cover-letter-Bill-139-EBR0130590-FCA-comments-13Aug17.pdf Backgrounder: The Greenspace Alliance has put together a review of Bill 139, part of the proposed Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017: Amendments to the Planning Act. […]
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: http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CPO1704E.pdf et en français: http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CPO1704F.pdf For more information on assessing crime data check out the Ottawa neighbourhood study here.
“WHO WE ARE “ Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Presentation and Updates City of Ottawa Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Presented by: Stephen Willis, General Manager, Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Please find the following 3 attachments for FCA members and Community Associations. These presentations were made at our meeting in Kanata and hosted by […]
From March 10 to the 14th, the FCA in partnership with Greenspace Alliance released a greenspaces survey to its FCA network. 82 respondents from around the city chimed in. Have a look at the results here: https://www.surveymonkey.net/results/SM-KH6JPMTG/
A proposal has been brought to Ottawa City Council to adopt the status of a “sanctuary city”, where immigrants and refugees are given the ability to access municipal services without fear of discrimination, detention, or deportation. Such policies have been adopted in other major Canadian cities. On March 30th 2017, at the Community Protective Services […]
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 […]