Advocacy

City of Ottawa, stop promoting plastics in the green bin

Waste Watch Ottawa, Ecology Ottawa, Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES), Glebe Community Association Task Force on Single-Use Plastics “City of Ottawa, stop promoting plastics in the green bin!” urges coalition of Ottawa community associations and environmental groups Ottawa, April 15, 2019 While the Federal and Provincial Governments are developing a Canada-wide strategy on zero [...]

2019-06-10T10:23:25-04:00April 15th, 2019|Advocacy, Environment Committee, News|0 Comments

Representation on City Committees

Please see attached letter from the Glebe and Glebe Annex Community Associations and the Dow's Lake Residents' Association regarding Standing Committee membership. GCA GACA and DLRA letter to Mayor re standing committee representation - January 2019

2019-01-10T13:36:40-04:00January 10th, 2019|Advocacy, News|Comments Off on Representation on City Committees

Term of Council Priorities and strategic initiatives

Formal letter from the GCA persuant to the November 2018 board meeting and our motion to endorse the CAFES recommendations for the new Term of Council Priorities and strategic initiatives. An additional point was added by GCA regarding the importance of Parks maintenance and management. Click here to view PDF

2019-01-07T10:23:13-04:00January 7th, 2019|Advocacy, Environment Committee, News|Comments Off on Term of Council Priorities and strategic initiatives

Speed limits in the Glebe

There have recently been some communications from the city bout traffic speeds in the Glebe which may have led residents to believe that the GCA was arbitrarily determining speed limits for various streets. This is not the case.   In fact, Ottawa City Council approved an overall speed reduction to 40 km for the entire Glebe-Dow’s [...]

2018-08-27T23:23:38-04:00August 27th, 2018|Advocacy, Board, News, Traffic Committee|Comments Off on Speed limits in the Glebe

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 [...]

2018-07-10T19:42:24-04:00July 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 [...]

2017-12-02T15:56:00-04:00December 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 [...]

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 [...]

2016-12-14T16:32:11-04:00December 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