Jul 202017

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. The Bill proposes among other things a very substantial reform of the current appeal process for official plans and offical plan and zoning amendments.  In the case […]

Jul 202017

Please find the PDF of a presentation from the City of Ottawa updating the status of Infill I-II, shared by Elizabeth Desmarais, City Planner, here. At our meeting held on  July 7 with FCA president Sheila Perry, a discussion was had on the format and some key issues of the review that relate to the […]

Jul 182017

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has granted Taggart Miller approval to proceed with the CRRRC Landfill and Waste Processing Facility at Boundary Road and Hwy 417. Details of the decision can be found here: Minister Cover Letter Ministry of Environment Notice of Assessment The capital region backgrounder on the project can […]

Jul 072017
Ottawa River North Shore Parklands Survey

Help us imagine the riverfront lands Ottawa River North Shore Parklands Plan The National Capital Commission (NCC) would like to know what you think about the draft Ottawa River North Shore Parklands Plan. Please complete our online survey, which is available until July 24, 2017. Your comments will inform the final plan, which will be […]

Jun 192017
2017-2018 New FCA Board

The FCA would like to congratulate its incoming 2017-2018 Executive Board Members: President: Sheila Perry Vice-President: Alex Cullen Secretary: Graeme Roderick Treasurer: Lorne Cutler Members-at-large also acclaimed were: Robert Brocklebank, Roland Dorsay, Miranda Gray, Thierry Harris, Kul Kapoor, Bruce Lindsay, Maria-Luisa Marti, Chad Rollins, Don Stewart, and Phil Sweetnam. FCA retreat pictures  

Jun 152017

The FCA recently conducted a Survey among its members and stakeholders. Fifty-Eight respondents from 46 different groups took part in the survey. The results are available in the link below. https://www.surveymonkey.net/results/SM-T9QWDXCP/ These results will be reviewed by the incoming 2017-2018 Executive Board retreat in June 2017. All survey answers are anonymous.    

Jun 152017
FCA Award Winners Press release for 2017 AGM

The FCA will be hosting it’s 30th annual general meeting June 15, 2017 at 7:15pm in the Colonel By Room at City Hall. Here is a link to the press release on the event: http://fca-fac.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-FCA-AGM-press-release.pdf July 2017 update: The FCA would like to congratulate all this year’s FCA award winners Judy Forrest, Ian Johns and […]

Jun 122017

The Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa (FCA-FAC) will be holding its 30th Annual General Meeting at City Hall  Thursday June 15th at 7:15pm. The event will take place in the Colonel By Room. Guest speaker Marc Denhez former member of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) will speak. His presentation is  entitled “Fixing the Planning […]

Apr 262017

The Ottawa Public Library has embarked on an initiative to engage with residents on the hours of operation that will best meet the needs of customers. The OPL has retained Nanos Research to support this initiative. The research includes two elements, providing opportunities for customers to share their views during the process. As a cardholder […]