All RPCA meetings and events are open to the public.
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Watch previous Mayoral Candidate debate with our neighbors in the West.. CLICK HERE
Vote in Ottawa’s municipal election
There will be three separate voting opportunities with a total of seven in-person voting days for electors to cast their ballot in the 2022 Municipal Elections.
Special Advance Vote Days
Special Advance Vote Days will take place from 10 am to 8 pm on:
- Saturday, September 24,
- Sunday, September 25,
- Monday, September 26, and
- Tuesday, September 27, 2022
During this voting event, voting places use an electronic Voters’ List and will offer “anywhere voting”. You can vote at any of the following nine voting places across the City of Ottawa, regardless of your address:
- François Dupuis Recreation Centre, 2263 Portobello Boulevard
- St-Laurent Complex, 525 Côté Street
- City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
- Greenboro Community Centre, 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive
- Minto Recreation Complex – Barrhaven, 3500 Cambrian Road
- Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue
- Michele Heights Community Centre, 2955 Michèle Drive
- Richcraft Recreation Complex – Kanata, 4101 Innovation Drive
- CARDELREC Recreation Complex Goulbourn, 1500 Shea Road
Advance Vote Days
Advance Vote Days will take place on Friday, October 7 and Friday, October 14, 2022, from 10 am to 8 pm, with the exception of long-term care centres and retirement homes which may have reduced hours.
On these voting days, you will have the opportunity to vote in your ward at your assigned voting location.
Voting Day is Monday, October 24, 2022. On this day, you can vote in your ward at your assigned voting place from 10 am to 8 pm, with the exception of long-term care centres and retirement homes which may have reduced hours.
Mark your calendars for Election Day on Monday, October 24.
With the mayor and at least a third of city council being new faces, this “change” election is a unique opportunity to influence the future of our city!
Police are advising public about two unprovoked assaults against women in Hunt Club, River Ward 16.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:05 pm
(Ottawa) – The Ottawa Police Service is investigating two incidents of unprovoked assaults against women last week.
The first incident took place on September 13 at about 6 pm in the area of Cahill Drive and McCarthy Road. Two women walking southbound on Cahill Drive when they were approached from behind by a man. A 58-year-old woman was hit on the head. She suffered minor injuries.
The second assault happened on September 16 at about 8 pm in the area of Uplands Drive and Bennett St. A 29-year-old woman was walking on the sidewalk when a man came towards from a grassy area. When he reached her, he struck her. She received minor injuries.
Investigators believe the same person may be responsible for both assaults.
The suspect is described as a male, 20 – 30 years old, 5’7-5’9 (170 – 175 cm) tall,
skinny build, long black curly hair past his shoulders, worn in a ponytail. At the time he was wearing a dark baseball hat white shirt, dark shorts, and white running shoes.
“We are asking the public to be beware of their surroundings and report anything suspicious to police through 911,” says Sgt. Shane Henderson of the East Criminal Investigations Unit.
Anyone who has information about these assaults or other similar incidents is asked to contact East Criminal Investigations Unit at 613-236-1222 Ext 3566.
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The Riverside Park Community Association (RPCA) is an organization composed of residents of the Riverside Park area who volunteer their time to represent the interests of their community.
The RPCA is dedicated to:
- Maintaining and enhancing the quality of life, the environment and the community spirit of Riverside Park
- Promoting the interests of the residents of Riverside Park
- Liaising with local Events and Festivals to promote community values
- Representing the concerns of the residents of Riverside Park to local, municipal and provincial governments
With the financial assistance of the City of Ottawa and the help of volunteers, we manage community skating rinks at Arnott Park and Pauline Vanier Park.
This year there are four, open leadership positions on the board,
This is the beginning year, where, City Wide and especially within Riverside Park, we frame and launch the 3 year process of new land use zoning, establishing Ottawa’s New Official Plan, redefining neighborhoods, mobility, parks and recreation. Combine this with a new City Planner, Mayoral powers, City councilors, Education Trustees and budget deficit with a automatic 6% increase, all will make for a learning experience like no other, brought to you live, to define the future blue print of Ottawa.
So if you are in the future of Riverside Park, in high school, university, a new resident based contributor, family member, legacy commuter… ask yourself where you want to be, and let’s make it so.
Join the Board and represent our 30,000 residents needs, become known, building phenomenal social networks of opportunities, income and social benefits.
Civics is a responsibility of citizenship.
As a current member of the RPCA, please send your nomination, nominator and area of interest to our nomination committee: firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive confirmation and follow-ups as and if required.
The committee is open to new members.
See you all at the AGM October 5th, 7:00PM
Link to above presentation slide 26 Existing Conditions
Link to Big Ideas:
Link to second workshop wrap up panel:
If you’re interested in seeing a community benefits agreement for the Confederation Heights redevelopment, let the Ottawa Community Benefits Network and the Heron Park Community Association know link:
Ottawa Community Benefits Network is currently advocating for a Community Benefits Agreement for Confederation Heights. Click image below for session video:
For presentation slide deck click here.
CLC Second Workshops Early June 2022:
Queens University 2015, Long Term Vision:
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CLC As We Heard It Report available:
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CLC Public Engagement 1 video available:
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CLC Master Plan Team has met:
Riverside Park Community Association in Contex
The Confederation Heights Power Plant is part of 2 larger Federal Programs: 1. Federal energy program (ESAP) Energy Services Acquisition Program and 2 Canada Lands Company (CLC) at Confederation Heights: Realize the Potential
Today’s Confederation Heights Power Plant facility:
Remember, May 21, 2022 the event day, 3-1-1 was overwhelmed, Hydro stopped reporting, 176,008 customers were left without electricity and more; it will be -30C soon
CERTP (Community Emergency Response Team Plan)
Thank-you for your email and concern about community preparedness.
I have requested a post mortem following the May 21 derecho storm and the City has confirmed this will take place. I will be included in that assessment which will focus on the City of Ottawa’s response.
Hydro Ottawa is not under the authority of City Council. They have been silent since power was restored. As such, I worked with my colleague Coun King over a few days and crafted the below motion. We introduced it two weeks ago and debate and a vote Wednesday [June 22, 10:00AM] Motion 24.4.
It is my expectation that community engagement and involvement during a similar future event can be worked on and improved. We have many able bodied individuals to assist and a clear game plan needs to be developed. I agree wholeheartedly.
I will share what I learn moving forward.
Moved by: Councillor R. King
Seconded by: Councillor R. Brockington
WHEREAS the severe derecho storm (equivalent to a category EF2 tornado with winds of up to 190 km/h) that the City of Ottawa experienced on May 21, 2022 extensively damaged the electricity infrastructure of overhead wires serving the City, particularly in areas with dense tree canopy, causing a period of many days of power outage for much of the City; and
WHEREAS throughout this prolonged power outage, the primary electricity provider within the City, Hydro Ottawa, is commended for working tirelessly and courageously to restore power with all of the resources it could muster, doing what some have characterized as one year’s worth of work in six days; and
WHEREAS during the power restoration efforts, Hydro Ottawa was repeatedly unable to effectively communicate with its clients to provide timely, accurate and reliable information about where and when power outages would be resolved, particularly on a City ward- or neighbourhood-specific basis in the most affected areas; and
WHEREAS the residents of the City of Ottawa wish to be assured that similar difficulties in communicating and in providing information will not occur again should there ever be a similar power outage crisis experienced within this City;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Mayor Watson write to the CEO of Hydro Ottawa requesting that Council and the residents of Ottawa be informed of the details of an action plan to:
- a) improve the ability to effectively communicate within the community during a crisis such as this prolonged power outage by providing, timely, accurate and reliable, Ward and neighbourhood-specific information about what, where, and when power outages are being addressed and are expected to be resolved, and be more transparent about the decision criteria in establishing priorities for restorative action;
- b) explore with City staff the possibility of integrating Hydro Ottawa crisis communications with communication systems operated by the City of Ottawa for similar purposes, or Hydro Ottawa using the City’s communication systems during such crises;
- c) accelerate the modernization of the Smart Grid, including enabling predictive tools to provide more accurate and reliable estimations of when area-specific power outages are likely to be resolved;
- d) identify and understand the vulnerabilities and needs for infrastructure improvements to enhance the resiliency of the local power grid, and to provide a timeline for these capital investments; and
- e) improve the logistics planning for contingencies such as this crisis, to muster the necessary resources more quickly and efficiently to undertake power restoration efforts with greater efficacy and timeliness.
Subject: Re: CERTP (Community Emergency Response Team Plan)
We are looking back at the Derecho event of recent times and beginning to reflect and assemble materials to be community level ready and helpful, able to engage in an effective way, together.
A question was raised, has the city debriefed with hydro? Do you know? There was a tornado / rough weather notice today. We may not know when, but we do know what can happen now.
In a repeat scenario should we have rec centers equipped, for volunteer operated depots, schools or DER’s to reenergized local distribution (Distributed Energy Resources since CCMP has recommended this infrastructure strategy)
We are talking about the most important of things here.
Can you help on the debrief and what we should be prepared for? We have the manuals but they don’t really cover this situation.
Yes I remain calm and patient
Affordable housing in RPCA will need to be more engaged and proactive with developers to maintain our affordable neighborhood, value and aesthetic or…
The Hunt Club Community Association’s Task Force met June 21, 2022 on the now realities of Bill 109, More Homes for Everyone Act, 2022 legislation to effect “Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force”. This is a vibrant, well researched and practical group, taking a pocket book of facts, based approach. Information is being published at click here to link to material.
The Fools are slated for River Ward on July 27 in Owl Park. We look forward to an exciting and entertaining evening.
Visit A Company of Fools for more information.
Come one, come all bring your chairs, your blankets, families and friends (and bug spray) …
Civics 201 The Provincials: Riverside Park Grades at 42.13% on voter turnout and citizenship responsibility – that’s now a fact!
On the run up to election night: For the all candidates meeting the hall was setup for 260 people and simulcasting.
During the meeting there were 40 people at the hall and 300+ virtually.
Civics 101 Now enrolling for The Municipal Elections: Mayor, Councilors and Trustees now in progress to Monday, October 24, 2022.