Resources for CAs

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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 […]

What to tell your Councillor about City Budgeting for Community Centres, Parks and Recreation – and when

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May 312016
 

At the FCA-FAC monthly meeting on May 18, community association leaders, councillors and city officials discussed the state of the parks, recreation facilities and community-building structures such as community centres. The following is the plan for action/guidance that came from that meeting.

May 102016
 

http://www.milieu.io/ 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 […]

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 […]