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 […]
Articles, websites, stories, courses of interest to citizen groups
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 […]
The new city manager is putting faces and new places at city hall. and here is the plan going forward.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Join the Citizens Academy and others in a workshop on Placemaking on May 15, 12:30 to 14:30.
This meeting was a test of a format designed to involve the attendees in a series of small-group sessions of their choosing with various subject-matter experts in a variety of fields. The objectives were to add to the knowledge base of attendees and to encourage the development of ongoing contacts with the experts and with […]
In 2015 FCA-FAC conducted a survey to take a snapshot of the structure, activities and the nature of community organizations in Ottawa. The following survey offers a glimpse of the cadre of hard-working volunteers striving to make a difference in our communities.
Survey of members with respect to achievements or progress on FCA-FAC priorities for 2014-15.