Do you want more information before committing to sponsoring a refugee from Syria or elsewhere? Do you need help forming a group?
Refugee 613, in partnership with the Coalition in Ottawa for Refugees and Ottawa City Councillor David Chernushenko, is hosting a neighborhood workshop on the basics of private refugee sponsorship.
You'll get an overview of the different pathways to sponsorship, a chance to talk to experienced sponsors about the process, and the opportunity to network with like-minded people in your ward.
The City of Ottawa offers a series of courses designed to help citizens become familiar with issues related to urban planning.
The instructural information from these courses—Planning Primer 1 & Planning Primer 2— is now available online, courtesy of the Federation of Citizens' Associations of Ottawa-Carleton: see the FCA Resource section for details. Also included are the materials related to the elective courses on the Ontario Municipal Board, Understanding Residential Intensification and Infill, and Secondary Planning Processes.