The Citizens Academy of Ottawa is a grassroots, citizen-led initiative dedicated to developing civic literacy with Ottawans and getting individuals more engaged in critical municipal topics affecting us all.
The Academy is seeking residents who care about their city and want to better understand how it works in order to make a difference in their neighbourhoods and communities.
The goal is to educate and empower citizens by giving them the skills, knowledge, and confidence they need to actively participate in their community. The Academy focuses on bringing together groups, people and organizations from across all sectors in Ottawa. At the same time, we are promoting cross-sectoral discussion and networking between community groups, academics, businesses and City Hall. By bringing these groups into conversation with citizens, we can make Ottawa a better city.
We need your help to spread the word, and let everyone in the city know that Your Voice Matters!
Here are some helpful links
- YouTube video of Citizens Academy: youtu.be/AAnve2OemcI?hd=1
- More information on the academy: citizensacademy.ca
- Twitter: @CA_Ottawa
Read stories by local reporters about the first education session offered :