Advocacy

Update, noise bylaw (Lansdowne)

Post by Sarah Viehbeck, Chair of the GCA Health and Social Services Committee In my capacity as Chair of the GCA Health and Social Services Committee, I am writing with an update (to the GCA Board, neighbouring Community Associations, and residents that have expressed concerns) on the proposed changes to the City of Ottawa's noise bylaw, which came [...]

April 28th, 2017|Advocacy, Health and Social Services Committee|0 Comments

Response from Mayor regarding Central Library

Good morning Christine, Thank you for your email and for taking the time to write on behalf of the Glebe Community Association.  I appreciate hearing from you. Like you, I believe that libraries are an important part of our City.  I know that the Central Library team has been working hard to ensure that the [...]

December 14th, 2016|Advocacy, News, Planning Committee|Comments Off on Response from Mayor regarding Central Library

Our inputs to the Ottawa Urban Forest Management Plan (Nov 2016)

The GCA Environment Committee, in collaboration with other urban core community association green committees has been an active contributor to the City of Ottawa's consultations on the coming Urban Forest Management Plan. A copy of the September 2016 consultant DRAFT is here. See our response and recommendations to this draft: 201611CoreCAsUrbanForestMgmtPlaninputs_3

Thanks Ministers McKenna and Joly!

Residents of the Glebe and Old Ottawa East are thrilled with the new access points to the Canal at Patterson Creek and the foot of Clegg Street.  We thought we should thank our MP and Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna (who is responsible for Parks Canada) and Minister Melanie Joly (responsible [...]

June 3rd, 2016|Advocacy, News, Parks|0 Comments

GCA asks the City to divest it’s Endowment Fund of fossil fuel extraction companies

The GCA recently passed a motion asking the City to divest its investments in fossil fuel extraction companies.  You can find our letter to the Mayor and Councillor David Chernushenko GCA Letter_fossil fuel divestment_to Mayor Watson and Councillor Chernushenko and a backgrounder with more detail Fossil Fuels Divestment briefing paper.

June 3rd, 2016|Advocacy, Energy & Climate Change Activities, Environment Committee, News|Comments Off on GCA asks the City to divest it’s Endowment Fund of fossil fuel extraction companies

GCA requests Mayor’s help in supporting summer ESL programming for newly arrived refugee families

GCA recently contributed $5,000 to assist the Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG) in developing summer day camp programming for recently arrived refugee families.  This is a significant undertaking that will greatly contribute to the settlement process.  As families will be coming from across the City, assistance with public transportation is needed to reduce barriers to [...]

June 3rd, 2016|Advocacy, Health and Social Services Committee, News|Comments Off on GCA requests Mayor’s help in supporting summer ESL programming for newly arrived refugee families

GCA supports additional tools to help the City keep streets safer.

Traffic speeds on local and residential streets, and near schools and playgrounds, are a primary and ongoing concern for residents of the Glebe.   Read the remainder of our letter to Mayor Watson, Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli and Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko here:  GCA Letter_Transportation Committee_safe streets

May 4th, 2016|Advocacy, News, Traffic Committee|Comments Off on GCA supports additional tools to help the City keep streets safer.

Groups propose new access points on canal for canoes and kayaks

GCA's and Old Ottawa East Community Association's request for new access points on the canal covered in the April 21st Ottawa Citizen article by Alison Sandstrom.

April 22nd, 2016|Advocacy, News, Parks|0 Comments

Community associations propose downtown canal access for kayaks and canoes

GCA's proposal for downtown canal access for kayaks and canoes discussed in Metro News  

April 21st, 2016|Advocacy, News, Parks|Comments Off on Community associations propose downtown canal access for kayaks and canoes

GCA and Old Ottawa East Community Association advocate for Rideau Canal boat access

Dear Minister McKenna and Minister Joly, We write to you today to advocate for increased access to the Rideau Canal for canoers and kayakers in central Ottawa.  Read the rest of our letter here.  

April 20th, 2016|Advocacy, News, Parks|Comments Off on GCA and Old Ottawa East Community Association advocate for Rideau Canal boat access