Resources for CAs

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

Mar 072016
 

To all FCA Planning and Zoning Committee Representatives: Here are updates and notes for you to circulate to your Community Association Representatives, following our General Meeting held on March 3, 2016. These updates are intended to keep everyone informed of Planning and Zoning issues and our work with City of Ottawa consultation. Best regards, Sheila […]

Feb 162016
 

Here is the P&Z update that was provided at the general meeting of February 4th In addition, the P&Z committee has posted three documents relevant to planning initiatives. The strategic plan (City of Ottawa 2015-2018 Strategic Plan-July 2015_EN) and two documents on coach houses: a discussion paper (secdwell_discpaper_s_en) and Principles  (Jan 26-16 – Coach Houses – Summary […]

Feb 132016
 

The city of Ottawa is offering Planning Primer II on February 20 and 22. Festival Control Boardroom; 1st Floor, City Hall; 8:30 to 12 noon http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/whats-happening-your-neighbourhood/planning-primer-calendar

Adaptive uses to make up Ottawa’s community centre shortfall?

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Dec 152015
 
Adaptive uses to make up Ottawa's community centre shortfall?

Compared to Edmonton, for instance, one of several smaller sized Canadian cities, Ottawa suffers a huge shortfall in community centres for building communities instead of sprawl, reducing loneliness, resulting in a city of strangers.  By taking over official buildings and running them with professional staff directly, Ottawa’s expensive practice cannot afford more. Current policy as […]

Nov 032015
 
How to do a big fun learning festival -- Soloway Jewish Community

November 2 I attended several of 3-dozen events at the Jewish Community learning festival.  Thankfully I arrived in time for FCA’s Lorne Cutler‘s clear and useful presentation on Social Finance replete with his up-to-the-minute examples.  It’s a new field.  Get new resources for your community good work.  Contact Lorne for more info, or network with […]

Grants for Your Community

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Oct 302015
 

Here is a handy directory for FCA Members and other groups looking for money for  community projects saving or repairing the environment.  Sums offered range from $500 to $100,000.  Deadlines for application vary throughout the year.  Please share your experience and successes in applying for these funds!  http://documents.ottawa.ca/sites/documents.ottawa.ca/files/documents/grants_directory_en.pdf