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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 […]

Apr 182017
 

The Federation of Urban Neighbourhoods is a province-wide umbrella organization bringing together community associations and municipality-wide groups (like FCA) to act on common issues. Their annual general meeting will be on April 29 from 11am to 1 pm in Toronto, which you can join in person or on Skype. The speakers will talk about OMB […]

Apr 182017
 
Ottawa Park Summit & Earth Day Events

Ottawa Earth Day events – April 22, 2017 Want to know more about how to get involved with your local park? Check out this event on Saturday April 22 from 1-5pm, at 250 City Centre Ave, Bay 216, hosted by Ecology Ottawa. This Earth Day event will feature keynote speak Dave Harvey of Park People […]

Apr 182017
 

Have a complaint or comment about how the City of Ottawa handles noise complaints? The City is holding public meetings on a review of the Noise By-Law.  To register: http://ottawa.ca/2/en/city-hall/public-engagement/public-workshops-noise-by-law-review-april-25-2017 Options for the sessions are below: Wednesday, April 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m: McNabb Recreation Centre (180 Percy Ottawa, ON, Assembly Hall) Tuesday, April 25, […]

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 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 […]

Mar 102017
 

This month our FCA survey is focusing on how CAs manage greenspace around the city. Ottawa’s many beautiful natural areas are used by its residents all year round. How important is your greenspace in your neighbourhood? Take this 3 minute survey to chime in : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZQTL962