January 12th, 2017 No comments

Imagine Merivale NorthYou are invited to participate in two studies happening in your community in 2017. The
outcomes of both studies will affect how Merivale Road looks and functions in the future.
• The Community Design Plan will review the current zoning of land, consider a
range of economic development incentives and create a complete street
design to improve walking, cycling and streetscape along Merivale Road (north).
• The Transit Priority Measures study will review ways to improve bus transit services.


Your Opinions Matter!
Answer our questionnaire on
and tell us what you think.


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Carlington Community Association: 2017 Bylaw Review

January 17th, 2017 No comments

General Rationale for Bylaw Review:
The Carlington Community Association (CCA) last accepted revisions to its bylaws at the Annual General Meeting held on May 10, 2011. Taking the time to regularly review and update an organization’s bylaws is key to ensuring that the organization is compliant with the current state of the law and that the bylaws operate in a manner that reflects the organization’s current size, programming, and membership needs.
In Ontario, non-profit organizations are currently governed by the Ontario Corporations Act. However, the Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act (ONCA) is in existence. Although it has not yet been proclaimed into force, when this happens provincially-incorporated not-for-profits (of which the CCA is one) will have a three-year period to transition to the new legislation. Therefore, it is best practice to use this review to ensure that the CCA’s bylaws comply with the upcoming legislation’s requirements. In this document, the relevant legislation referred to is the ONCA.
This review document does not discuss all of the articles in the current CCA bylaws. It contains two sections of proposed amendments:
1. Amendments that we advise are accepted as shown. These include amendments that clarify text and amendments that are required by the ONCA.
2. Amendments that include various approaches for CCA members to consider. In these cases, we have included ideas for the future content of an article. However, it is up to the CCA membership to decide what it would like to implement.
As of January 2017, the CCA bylaw review has been undertaken by two volunteers: Erika Kiss and Anna Du Vent. We are open to input about the proposed changes included in this document. We will accept initial input until March 5, 2017. After that point, we will bring together all of the input that we receive and draft revised articles that will be circulated in early April 2017. These revised articles will reflect the majority of input that we receive. The CCA membership will vote on the revised bylaws in a general meeting on April 18, 2017. If you would like to be further involved in this process please contact Anna at We are happy for your input and assistance.

To view the full document click here


General Members Meeting – Wednesday January 18

January 16th, 2017 No comments

Please join us this Wednesday Jan 18 from 7-9pm for the next CCA General Members meeting! All members and residents are invited to come and get updates on CCA activities, community events, and a report from Councillor Riley Brockington.

Issues on the agenda for this meeting include:

1. Chair's Update 

  • Sens Rink contract & maintenance arrangements
  • OMBA Bike Park Survey, Reminder of Resident Committee
  • Ottawa Civic Events 2017 funding - $3000 for Family Fun Day - Call for Ideas & Volunteers
  • Website Update nearing launch
  • Carlington Cup
  • Final term for sitting President - Call for interest in Board members at AGM

2. Financial Update

3. Development Update

4. By-Law Review

5. Councillors Update - Riley Brockington

Full agenda can be found here.

See you there!

CCA Board of Directors


Ottawa Police hosts information sessions on service delivery changes

January 12th, 2017 No comments

Ottawa Police hosts information sessions on service delivery changes

(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is hosting a series of public information sessions for residents to learn more about changes to its service delivery model.

These changes are part of a strategy called the Service Initiative (SI) Program, which is designed to improve how the OPS serves the community.

At the information sessions, residents will learn about their Community Police Officers, how to access policing services, where to direct concerns about safety in their neighbourhood, and more.

Three sessions are being hosted across the city. Spaces are limited (100 spots per session) so residents are asked to register online, starting today.

Date Time Location
Monday, January 16, 2017 7-8:30 pm Nepean Sportsplex, Hall C and D

1701 Woodroffe Ave, K2G 1W2

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7-8:30 pm Kanata Recreation Complex, Upper Hall A

100 Charlie Rogers Place, K2V 1A2

Thursday, January 19, 2017 7-8:30 pm Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, Hiawatha Park Room

1490 Youville Drive, K1C 2X8

A number of changes have already been made to the OPS service delivery model – such as a new organizational structure for investigative units and the Strategic Operations Centre, a hub for frontline, day-to-day operations and acts as a virtual back-up for officers on the road.

Effective January 23, 2017, the OPS will be launching the last of the major SI restructurings, the new Frontline Deployment Model, which is aimed at improving community safety by making it easier to move resources across the city to where they are needed. The new model will also have more streamlined processes for partners and the public to access services.

For more information about the SI, visit or email



Media Relations Section

Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5366



Good Food at your Quickie Convenience Store

January 12th, 2017 No comments



Become a Lifeguard!

January 12th, 2017 No comments

LifeguardBecoming a Lifeguard!
- For ages 12 to 16 years old
- Must have basic swimming abilities
- These swimming lessons are first steps to becoming a lifeguard
Sundays from 6:00 to 6:40 pm
At Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt)
From February 5th to April 2nd
(No lessons on March 19th)

For more information and to register please contact Kristen at 613-722-4000 ext. 227


Carlington Community Chaplaincy Event Calendar January 2017

January 12th, 2017 No comments

Chaplaincy Program Calendar - January 2017Carlington Community Chaplaincy Event Calendar January 2017


FREE Chair Exercise Classes for Seniors

January 12th, 2017 No comments

ChairTuesdays and Thursdays
1:15 pm to 2:15 pm
Alexander Community Centre
960 Silver Street
For more information, phone
Andrea at 613-722-4000 ext. 325