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.

Jun 022017
 

On May 31, FCA-FAC submitted comments on the City’s second discussion paper on review of R4 Zoning. The review has been going on for the past eight months and it has become evident that addressing issues in R4 zones will have implications for all residential zones in the City. No official announcement has yet been […]

Mar 202017
 

The City of Ottawa’s current Transportation Master Plan (TMP) was approved in 2013, based on 2006 census information, 2011 traffic data, background reports and public consultation. It contains targets and strategies regarding walking, cycling, transit and vehicles for 2031. The City originally intended to update the TMP for 2018, but now does not expect to […]

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
 

Below is the Federation of Citizens’ Associations’ Comments regarding the proposed Urban Forest Management Plan. http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/FCAreUFMP161130.pdf Ontario’s provincial policy statement of 2014 under the Planning Act can be found here: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=10463 Also a power point outlining some of the main points relating to Urban Forests and the health of cities from an FCA power point presentation […]

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 […]

Nov 302016
 

The next General Meeting will be held Thursday Dec. 8 at the Overbrook Community Centre 33 Quill St. A discussion on community safety, featuring senior officers of Ottawa Police Services will be the prime feature of the meeting. A proposal for a submission for the OMB Review will also be discussed. To prepare for the […]

Nov 232016
 

Speaker Series Invitation Please join us for our upcoming Speaker Series event, “Addressing Hate Crimes: Creating A Safe City for All.” About the session Incidents of hate crimes across the country and here in Ottawa demonstrate the need for a coordinated, collaborative approach to address this serious community safety issue. Hate crimes are not only […]

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.

Call for Support for low-income Transit Pass

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May 052016
 

I wanted to thank you for your organization’s support of efforts to have the City of Ottawa enact a Low-Income Transit Pass. With a report from city staff due at City Hall in the next 10 days, we now need your help to push this important initiative over the finish line. I’m hoping your organization […]

Apr 182016
 

A weekend workshop at Tom Brown Arena on the morning of Saturday April 23 to bring community representatives together to share thoughts on civic issues and to encourage community  members to participate in future public engagement initiatives with the City. 160423