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/

Feb 282020


The Public Health Agency of Canada is actively monitoring the outbreak which originated in Hubei Province, China. To effectively respond locally, Ottawa Public Health (OPH) continues to be in enhanced operations to increase support and sharing of information to residents in addition to community and health systems partners. 

As of noon Sunday March 15, Ottawa Public Health is asking all residents to avoid unnecessary contact with others. Please confirm you are required to go to work before heading in. They are asking for all public gatherings to be cancelled.

General advice:

Please remember best practices to reduce the spread of viruses in our day to day lives:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. Make sure to wash for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth unless you have just washed your hands with soap.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or into your arm, not your hand.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • It is still recommended to get your flu shot if you haven’t already as the flu virus is still circulating in the community.

If you receive questions from members of the public or from partners, point them to the Ottawa Public Health webpage on novel coronavirus: https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/novel-coronavirus.aspx

For social media, you might find this quick link easier to share: bit.ly/OPH-FAQ

Feb 282020

City of Ottawa Press Release:

The City is inviting all residents to help shape our new Community Safety and Well-Being Plan. The plan will outline strategies and actions aimed at fostering inclusive communities, where everyone in Ottawa feels safe, and supported by a robust social safety net.

We will seek public input on crime and safety, including on the root causes of these issues, examining factors such as education, health care, food, housing, income and social and cultural expression. City staff will present the final Community Safety and Well-Being Plan report to Community and Protective Services Committee and Council in the fall of 2020.

You can find more information on the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan online. Starting on Tuesday, March 3, residents will be able to provide input through an online survey at Ottawa.ca/CSWBP. The survey will remain open until Friday, April 3.

You can also register to attend one of four in-person public-engagement sessions across the city. Space is limited, so please register early. Sessions run from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and doors open at 6 pm.

  • Tuesday, March 10 – Nepean Sportsplex (Hall A), 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
  • Wednesday, March 11 – Ottawa City Hall (Jean Pigott Place), 110 Laurier Avenue West
  • Tuesday, March 24 – Richelieu Vanier Community Centre (Kiwanis Hall), 300 Des Pères-Blancs Avenue
  • Thursday, March 26 – Kanata Recreation Complex (Hall A), 100 Charlie Rogers Place

FCA-FAC General Meeting Wed. Feb 19, 2020

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Feb 132020

The next General Meeting of the FCA-FAC will be held Wed. Feb. 19 from 7pm at the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Centre, 2 Beaverbrook Road. Topics will include the City’s Community Safety and Well-Being Plan plus Crime Prevention Ottawa’s plan for 2020.

A draft agenda for the meeting is found at https://secureservercdn.net/

Dec 092019

The next FCA-FAC General Meeting will be held Wednesday December 11 at Carlington Community Health Centre, 900 Merivale Road. A feature of the meeting will be a presentation on the role of community health centres and their relationship to other community facilities.

A draft agenda for the Dec. 11 meeting is found at https://secureservercdn.net/ Draft minutes for the previous (Nov, 20) meeting are found at https://secureservercdn.net/

Nov 072019

The next General Meeting of FCA-FAC will be held from 7 pm on Nov. 20 at Peter D Clark Place, 255 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans (room 304). There will be a presentation at the meeting about Public Health in Ottawa.

A draft agenda for the Nov. 20 meeting is found at https://secureservercdn.net/

Draft minutes for the previous (October 16) General Meeting are found at https://secureservercdn.net/

Nov 072019

The City presentation on the revision of the Transportation Master Plan, delivered at the workshop, is found at https://secureservercdn.net/

FCA-FAC is organizing a weekend workshop the morning of Saturday November 30 at Tom Brown Arena. The Transportation Master Plan is a companion document to the City’s Official Plan, which outlines how people & goods will move in our city – on foot, by bike, by bus/LRT, by vehicle. It plans where pedestrian, cycling, transit & road networks will go (and when, and what priority). Find out about the TMP Review process, emerging trends, vision for the future, how to contribute. A poster inviting participation is found at http://secureservercdn.net/

Nov 072019

FCA-FAC with Ottawa Neighbourhood Study present “Neighbourhoods Count” a workshop to better understand the physical and social pathways by which communities in Ottawa affect our health and well-being. Learn to react, analyze and argue with data. Discover facts that will support evidence-based decision-making.

The workshop will be held at Overbrook Community Centre, the morning of Saturday November 23. A poster inviting participants is at https://secureservercdn.net/ Registration is by email to communitydataevent@fca-fac.ca

Nov 072019

Ecology Ottawa and Greenspace Alliance are running a workshop on “Climate Solutions and Ottawa’s Official Plan on November 15 and 16. Details and registration information is at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/climate-solutions-and-ottawas-official-plan-nov-15-and-16-registration-74353638735