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Carleton LinR Winter 2016 Registration

The Learning in Retirement program at Carleton University provides an opportunity for semi-retired and retired individuals to learn for personal satisfaction while participating in a community of life-long learners who enjoy acquiring knowledge about new topics, discussing issues of common interests, and sharing life-stories.


Draft Comments Open for OPS Street Check Project

The Ottawa Police Service has announced a new draft on street check regulations—specifically prohibiting random and arbitrary collection of identifying information by police, as well as establishing clear rules for voluntary police-public interactions where identifying information is collected by officers. The draft was posted on October 28th, for a 45-day public comment period ending on December 12, 2015. If you have comments regarding the draft, you can find the link to the document, as well as the appropriate contact information, in the letter we received, below.


Call for Humanitarian Aid

In response to an increasingly urgent plea for aid, and aware that many people are looking for ways to meaningfully support victims of the massive humanitarian crisis unfolding in the middle east, the Doors Open For Music at Southminster (DOFMS) series is taking steps to support a local initiative now underway to sponsor a Syrian refugee family. The Ottawa South Committee for Refugee Sponsorship (OSCRS) has been meeting since the spring of this year to get things in motion. This ecumenical group includes members from the Anglican and United Churches, Quakers and Muslims, as well as people with no religious affiliation.


Fall Yard Clean-Up and Tulip Bulb Planting

An invitation from Hopewell Avenue Public School to parents, children, family and community members:


Percy Taverner Park

Percy Taverner Park KK151005sImagine a park named after an ornithologist! Well, that is exactly what happened the beautiful afternoon of Wednesday, September 24, 2015 when a small pocket park was dedicated by Councillor David Chernushenko to the memory of Percy Taverner, ornithologist, architect, and a former resident of the neighbourhood – Old Ottawa South.


Coach House Questionnaire

Coach houses, garden suites, granny flats, whatever you prefer to call them, the City of Ottawa is seeking your input on how to regulate their growth. The City has prepared a discussion paper about these units, found here at, with considerations such as property setbacks, minimum lot size, maximum building height, design, and landscaping, and your input on the subject is being sought out.


City of Ottawa Fall Budget Consultation: Tues. Oct. 6, 2015

The City of Ottawa is having a Fall Budget Consultation on Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Ellwood Hall, in the Jim Durrell Rec Centre. 

Every year, the City of Ottawa produces a municipal budget. One of the City’s most important documents, the budget is the blueprint that defines how resources are collected and allocated. The overall budget comprises two main components - the OPERATING BUDGET and the CAPITAL BUDGET.


City of Ottawa Older Adult Plan for 2015-2018

Older AdultsThe Older Adult Plan 2015-2018 will be presented for approval to the Community and Protective Services Committee on October 15, 2015 and to City Council on October 28, 2015.

The OAP 2015-2018 retains the vision and long-term goals that were adopted as part of the OAP 2012-2014 and commits to 51 actions, organized under the same eight age-friendly strategic areas:


Urban Trees in Ottawa: Putting Down Roots for the Future

Tree DayCome Celebrate National Tree Day!

Wednesday September 23, 2015
Horticultural Building, Lansdowne Park

Click here to attend