Resources for CAs

Articles, websites, stories, courses of interest to citizen groups

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: 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.  

Jul 202017
 

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. The Bill proposes among other things a very substantial reform of the current appeal process for official plans and offical plan and zoning amendments.  In the case […]

Jul 052017
 

“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 […]

Mar 192017
 

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/

Mar 102017
 

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]