On Wednesday May 17th I had the pleasure of speaking, alongside two of my West-end Councillor colleagues; Marianne Wilkinson and Allan Hubley, at the Federation of Citizens Associations of Ottawa (FCA) hosted by the Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association.
We each discussed the various issues and concerns that we encounter within our communities and the varying topics that come forward for review and consideration at City Hall.
General Manager of Planning, Stephen Willis and Manager of Business Support Services, Charmaine Forgie were also on hand with a presentation about the recent reorganization of the Planning Department followed by a question period.
The FCA is the forum for citizens associations and similar non-profit volunteer groups in Ottawa. Member associations share information about issues facing their communities and, when appropriate, take joint action. The FCA encourages discussion of civic affairs. It does not endorse parties or candidates seeking office. The FCA is an incorporated non-profit corporation under Ontario law and, as such, can appear in its own right before the Ontario Municipal Board.
The FCA membership includes associations from the city center, the inner suburbs, the suburban communities outside the Greenbelt and rural Ottawa. For more information about the FCA you can visit the following link http://fca-fac.ca/about-us/