Current Issues

The most recent issues or concerns that the executive, or committees or the membership are considering or acting upon. The issue should be clear in the posting header.

Oct 212019
 

FCA-FAC is organizing a weekend workshop on Saturday October 26 with the theme “A new Official Plan for Ottawa – Launching Community Discussion”. The workshop is open to all (although it would be helpful if attendees could register in advance). There are two objectives for the workshop. One is to stimulate discussion among community groups […]

Aug 232019
 

Our president Sheila Perry spoke at the combined PLANNING and and RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE meeting on August 22nd, 2019 and presented the following comments to the published ‘5 Big Moves‘ on our behalf: Comments Please take a look at the response from Alain Miguelez, Manager – Planning Policy & Resiliency too: Response

Feb 232018
 

The awards committee is seeking nominations for the awards presented annually at the June AGM. Up to three awards may be presented: Lifetime Achievement, FCA Contributor, or Builders. You can find a more detailed description of the awards on the awards page under “About Us” on this website or simply follow this link. Nominations are […]

Dec 152017
 

Passing of Bill 139 – the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017   Please note that on December 12, the Legislative Assembly passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017 which, among other matters, will replace the Ontario Municipal Board with a new tribunal, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, and helps […]

Survey on “Building in Mature Neighbourhoods” – your comments welcome

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Nov 292017
 

There has been much discussion about conflicts between developers/renovators and adjacent neighbours. The City has a pamphlet “Building or Renovating in a Mature Neighbourhood” which touches on relations between builders and adjacent residents. You can find the pamphlet here. The City is considering revising or replacing the existing pamphlet and requests community input for this […]

Sep 132017
 

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://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/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. […]

Sep 092017
 
Transportation Equity Summit

The Healthy Transportation Coalition and EnviroCentre are pleased to invite you to the: 2017 Transportation Equity Summit September 22, 2017 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ottawa City Hall This year’s summit provides a platform for the ongoing dialogue needed to achieve equitable transportation in Ottawa. The summit will provide an opportunity for professionals, decision makers […]

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://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CPO1704E.pdf et en français: http://secureservercdn.net/166.62.113.120/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/CPO1704F.pdf For more information on assessing crime data check out the Ottawa neighbourhood study here.  

Jul 062017
 

This is to advise you about the City of Ottawa’s Property Standards By-law Review, which just recently began. A comprehensive review of the Property Standards By-law was completed in 2013 and resulted in a new and updated by-law. However, a few additional issues were raised as part of the By-law Review Strategy approved by Council […]