River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington invites residents, business owners, community groups and local organizations to join him at a Carlington Safety Night on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Alexander Community Centre.
The evening will feature three guest presentations from the Carlington Community Health Centre, Ottawa Community Housing, and the Ottawa Police Service about what they are doing in the community in light of recent high profile events. The focus of the evening is to discuss how crime issues in Carlington are being addressed, what is working well, what are the challenges, what resources are available and how can the local community get more involved.
Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for residents to ask questions.
- City Councillor Riley Brockington
- Cst. Kevin Williams, Ottawa Police Service
- Stéphane Giguère, Chief Executive Officer, Ottawa Community Housing
- Brian Gilligan, Vice-President, Community Development, Ottawa Community Housing
- Janet Bowes, Program Director, Carlington Community Health Centre
WHAT: Community Safety Night
WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7pm
WHERE: Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street, Ottawa
WHY: To bring community together to learn about what is being done by the Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Community Housing and the Carlington Community Health Centre to address community safety issues and to discuss additional ways the community can get involved.
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The Carlington Community Association (CCA) is seeking volunteers for a number of committees to help us build on our theme of “Community Connections”. We are looking for people with interest in a wide range of areas. Most committees will involve only a minimal time commitment. Input and interest are the most important criteria.
Please contact the CCA for more information on any of the following committees:
• Activities: Meet with fellow community members to brainstorm ideas for new activities that could draw together Carlington residents and help bring these activities to life! Some ideas include: a book club, a run club, and a craft circle. We would be open to all input!
• Greening: Participate in projects to help make Carlington greener and cleaner! Currently Committee members help to organize the annual CCA Yard and Plant Sale, maintain the green space at the triangle at Carling and Merrivale and co-ordinate our Adopt-a-Park commitment to cleaning up Alexander Park twice a year. The more members we have, the more we can do – new ideas always welcome!
• By-laws: Do you want to help the CCA become a stronger organization? It is time to review and revise the CCA’s bylaws! The by-law team will present their recommendations to the general membership for adoption at the May AGM.
• Connections: The CCA is looking to build our outreach and coordination efforts throughout Carlington. To do so, we would like to form small community groups in our different neighbourhoods. Do you have specific interests you want to bring forward from your neighbours? If so, this could be the committee for you!
• Development: Carlington is growing and there are many development projects ongoing and upcoming that affect our neighbourhood. Join this committee to help track, better understand, and advise on these developments.
Have a project or idea you'd like to see implemented? We want to support you! Share your proposal and the CCA will help promote and find volunteers who share an interest. If you are willing to take the lead, we will help get the word out!
For more information email email@example.com
Saturday November 26th, 2-4pm
Alexander Community Centre
Contact Linda to sign up to Volunteer!
Sadly, Carlington was the site of another violent incident on Thursday evening, when a man was attacked on Rosenthal Ave and was later pronounced dead in hospital. This comes on the heels of difficult week for our neighbourhood, with discussions around ongoing violence at the Suya Spot restaurant dominating the local news. We felt there was real progress made on that issue and to have another disturbing incident take place so soon is challenging for everyone.
CCA is in contact with key stakeholders involved in the response and we will share any information we can, when it is available. We have also discussed with Councillor Brockington the need to hold a public meeting - and possibly a series of meetings - to address community safety concerns, highlight the resources available to residents, and present a plan of action for our neighbourhood moving forward. We understand the frustration many residents are feeling at this time and intend to present options for the community to have a distinct voice in how public safety is managed in Carlington. We hope to see the first session organized within the next few weeks.
While the CCA is communicating with subject matter experts and key stakeholders during this time, we especially want to hear from you and your thoughts/ideas for responding to issues of community safety. Please offer your suggestions for channelling community input in the comments section below, on our Facebook/Twitter feeds, or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that any plan for our community be informed and directed by residents, and we want to hear what you have to say.
Finally, the CCA wants to express thanks and appreciation to all those who responded to the victim of yesterday's attack, which included neighbours as well as paramedics and police. Thank you for being so brave and so caring.
Stay safe Carlington! We hope that through mutual efforts, we can won't have to use that sign off anymore...
CCA Board of Directors