Civics Boot Camp is an interactive and experiential six-week program targeting people who are passionate about Ottawa. It is designed for those who want to know more about how the city works – people who have ideas for positive change but need inspiration, community support and/or knowledge to make it happen.
Cleaning the Capital is a city-wide cleanup campaign that occurs in the spring and fall of every year. Residents come together as a community and combine efforts to make our city clean and green. Litter pickup or graffiti removal projects register with the City of Ottawa and participating teams, upon request, receive a cleanup starter kit to assist them with their projects.
How you can take part
OSCA will be hosting our annual Spring Open House again this year! We'll be offering free drop-in's all week and we'll cap it all off with our Through the Decades Family Party! Check out the free drop-in's happening throughout the week!
The provincial government recently passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017. This legislation replaced the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which will help ensure that proceedings before the tribunal are faster, fairer, and more affordable. To provide an update on the legislation and respond to questions, Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General and MPP for Ottawa Centre, has organized a town hall discussion on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Churchill Seniors Recreation Centre, 345 Richmond Road, Ottawa.
On the heels of the International Women’s Day, Music at Trinity presents a concert entitled Inner Voice: Exploring Women’s Voice and Identity through Music. The program features two important works of the English composer and violist Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979), Morpheus and her Sonata for viola and piano along with Johannes Brahms’ (1833-1897) Zwei Gesänge op.91 for mezzo-soprano, viola and piano. Violist Kathryn Cobbler, along with mezzo-soprano Heather-Lynn Smith and pianist Sonya Sweeney will perform this lovely program on March 10, 2018 at 4:30pm.
The building perched on the edge of Brewer Pond has been demolished as of December 2017. The pavilion once served as the canteen and change-area for the beach at Brewer Pond.
Vitamin V for a healthier life and community
You cannot buy this vitamin at any drug or health food store. The "V" in this supplement refers to volunteering. It is readily available everywhere and the cost is donated time not dollars. Even better, it can improve your health and strengthen communities.
Southminster Church, the Beer Store, and now Fifth Avenue Court—all contentious development proposals on Bank Street, and the outcomes will change the face of our neighbourhoods. Will this be for the good? Most people support some level of intensification—it’s important for promoting vibrant and walkable neighbourhoods in the urban core. But City Council seems intent on increasing density above all other considerations, even though there are no density targets in place for Bank Street.