Advocacy

900 Albert Street

Dear Mayor and Councillors, The Glebe Community Association, as members of the Federation of Citizens' Associations of Ottawa (FCA), is writing to offer its support for the FCA position related to the proposed  65 story building to be constructed at 900 Albert St. We are members of the Federation of Community Association and support the FCA position and [...]

2018-07-10T19:42:24+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Advocacy, News|Comments Off on 900 Albert Street

City’s Draft Budget 2018: not enough to reduce our carbon footprint

In early November, the City of Ottawa released its draft budget for 2018. The GCA Environment Committee has been urging the City to make serious commitments to renewable energy in our city. With partners in the Community Associations Forum on Environmental Sustainability (CAFES), a group of likeminded associations, we issued a news release expressing concern [...]

2017-12-02T15:56:00+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|Advocacy, Environment Committee|Comments Off on City’s Draft Budget 2018: not enough to reduce our carbon footprint

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 [...]

2017-11-25T13:54:18+00:00 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 [...]

2016-12-14T16:32:11+00:00 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

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.

2017-11-08T20:11:34+00:00 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 [...]

2016-07-24T23:25:18+00:00 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

2016-07-25T00:21:27+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Advocacy, News, Traffic Committee|Comments Off on GCA supports additional tools to help the City keep streets safer.