Sep 032020
 

FCA-FAC will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, September 16.  The meeting will be held virtually and members are required to register in advance at rsvp@fca-fac.ca

A draft agenda for Sept. 16 is found at https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.69.231/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/200916DA.pdf Draft minutes for the previous AGM held 19 June 2019 are found at https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.69.231/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/190619DM.pdf

Sep 032020
 

A PIED update for Community Associations will be held Wednesday September 9 (7 to 9 pm) by videoconference. Speakers include Stephen Willis (General Manager, PIED), Don Herweyer (Director, Long Range Planning) and Alain Miguelez (Manager, Policy Planning). This will be an opportunity to learn about developments in the Planning Infrastructure and Economic Development Branch of the City, including progress on a new Official Plan and associated public engagement initiatives. To participate in the videoconference, send an email to sept9@fca-fac.ca

May 162020
 

A General Meeting of the FCA-FAC [Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa] will be held by videoconference on Wednesday May 20 from 7 pm. Member associations are invited to have delegates participate and observers are welcome.

Note that you must register in advance to participate in the May 20 meeting. Instructions for registration are found in the background information attached to the draft agenda. Register by sending an e-mail to rsvp@fca-fac.ca

The draft agenda is found at https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.69.231/g4t.993.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/200520DA.pdf

May 092020
 

We have added a new resource page on the Growth Management Strategy.

On Monday, May 11, 2020, the City of Ottawa will a Joint Planning Committee and Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee – Special Meeting on the Ottawa Growth Management plan. They will consider the recommendations from staff on the 3 visions of growth management. After their meeting, their recommendation will go to the full council for discussion at the end of May.

The Urban boundary line will guide how the city manages development decisions over the next couple of decades. The official FCA position is that No Boundary Expansion best satisfies the objectives of our Provincial Policy Statement (PPS). City staff have recommend the 3rd option which will add a large area of land as within the urban boundary for future development.

The FCA position is shown on that page. You can find the presentation we will be making at the meeting. You can also find letters from other community associations on this issue and some videos from various events around the city. We also included links to the key city documents for this meeting.

Apr 172020
 

A General Meeting of the FCA-FAC will be held Wednesday April 22, 2020 using teleconferencing tools. A draft agenda for the meeting is found at http://fca-fac.ca/200422da/ Member associations are invited to have representatives participate. Observers are also welcome.

Please note that you must register in advance to participate in the April 22 meeting. Instructions for registration are found in the background information attached to the draft agenda. Register by sending an e-mail message to rsvp@fca-fac.ca

Keep safe and continue to follow the advice from Ottawa Public Health.

Feb 282020
 

Crime Prevention Ottawa, in partnership with the City of Ottawa, offers funding for outdoor mural projects that support graffiti prevention, community safety and the beautification of Ottawa neighbourhoods. The Paint it Up! Program empowers youth through community arts.

Since its inception in 2010, Paint it Up! has involved more than 2,673 youth aged 12 to 25. There have been close to 82 mural projects across the city supported by an average grant of $5,000. 

  • How to apply: To find out more about the program, download the guidelines and the application form.
  • Application deadline: All applications must be postmarked, e-mailed, or received by 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 2020.

More information over at: https://www.crimepreventionottawa.ca/cpo-initiatives/paint-it-up-graffiti-program/