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  • Just Healthy Neighbourhoods

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Join a waiting list by emailing: contact@greenspace-alliance.ca.

    With a big decision about the future of our City of Ottawa being voted on at City Hall on March 30th, community groups are organizing informed action against urban sprawl and uniting for just and healthy neighbourhoods.

    On Saturday, February 22, from 10am to 4:30pm, join the City for All Women Initiative, Ecology Ottawa, the Federation of Citizens Associations, Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital, Healthy Transportation Coalition, and Just Food at this invitation only event. A vegetarian lunch will be provided.

    This event will share information on how to build an inclusive, healthy and sustainable city within the current urban footprint, and organize around ways to influence the upcoming Council decision on the urban boundary. A detailed agenda is forthcoming, and will be posted here.

    Please RSVP below.

    What: Just Healthy Neighbourhoods action-oriented event

    Where: Hall A, Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON, K2G 1W2

    When: Saturday, February 22, 2020, 10am to 4:30pm

    In order to ensure this event prioritizes a variety of people from diverse backgrounds, we are acting to remove barriers to participation. The City for All Women Initiative and Healthy Transportation Coalition are providing bus tickets, and a small amount of childcare cost support to those who are in need. For more information, please contact Khulud Baig, Community Engagement Coordinator, City for All Women Initiative, kbaig@cawi-ivtf.org; cell: 613-875-9664.

    Background: The initiative builds on The People's Plan for Ottawa's Climate Emergency, a broad-based Forum encouraging the City to create a new Official Plan that goes further and faster on the climate and climate justice agenda. For information on results to date visit the website www.ottawaclimatesolutions.net which includes priorities and policy actions developed by 11 discussion groups, on Nature, Food, Buildings and Transportation, as well as the Economy. It also contains several videos relevant to the ongoing development of Ottawa’s new Official Plan (from Dianne Saxe, former Environment Commissioner for the Province of Ontario, and from Mitchell Beer, the Managing Editor of The Energy Mix). Importantly, the site provides you with an opportunity to comment and contribute to the ongoing development of “The People’s Plan for Ottawa’s Climate Emergency”. To do so, and to build momentum behind climate action, Sign-up to the Forum. To voice your support for an end to urban sprawl in Ottawa, send an email to your City Councillor and the Mayor, over on Ecology Ottawa's website.

    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Join a waiting list by emailing: contact@greenspace-alliance.ca.

    WHEN
    February 22, 2020 at 10am
    WHERE
    Hall A, Nepean Sportsplex
    1701 Woodroffe Ave
    Nepean, ON K2G 1W2
    Canada
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  • Affordable Public Transit Petition

    The City of Ottawa is planning to increase OC Transpo fares by 2.5% per year, but we already have some of the most expensive transit fares in Canada. We must speak out so people living on low incomes can afford to ride public transit.

    GOAL: 57 signatures

    Petition for Affordable Public Transit
    To: Ottawa City Council, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1

    OC Transpo has some of the most expensive transit fares in Canada. We must ensure that people living on low incomes can afford to ride public transit.

    I/We the undersigned, petition Ottawa City Council to:
    • Freeze transit fares in Budget 2020 for people who use the Access, Community, and EquiPasses;
    • Increase the standard transfer time from 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours.
    • Increase the eligibility of the EquiPass by 15% above the Low-Income Cut-Off, as defined by Statistics Canada;
    • Add 1 weekday of free transit use for people living on low-income; and
    • Implement a sliding scale for transit fares, with different price bands based on people’s income (for example, in Calgary, if an individual earns less than $12,000 a year, their monthly public transit pass costs them less than $6/month).

     

    By signing this petition, I hereby acknowledge that this petition will become a public document at the City of Ottawa and that all information contained in it will be subject to the scrutiny of the City, and will be publicly available. Questions about the collection and disclosure of personal information contained in this petition should be directed to the City Clerk, 110 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1.

    By providing your email address, you consent to Healthy Transportation Coalition sending you electronic messages. You can withdraw your consent at any time.

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  • Petition for Para Parity

    Please sign to help us ask the City of Ottawa and OC transpo for a more equitable accessible service!


    We are fighting for equity with the Para Transpo booking system which currently requires users to book their rides a day in advance and cancel a minimum of 3 hours in advance or incur penalties. People often find themselves waiting on hold for 2+ hours, and have no other option. We have asked the city to expedite the creation of a smartphone application and website that will help clear up the phone lines.

    It is time to speak up, speak out, and speak against these issues!

    GOAL: 269 signatures

    We, the undersigned, demand the following from City Council and OC Transpo:

    • A report about online booking for Para Transpo, including a draft plan for implementation and the key components of an online booking system, be presented by OC Transpo staff to the Transit Commission at its meeting in September 2019;

    • The online booking system be fully functioning and operational for Para Transpo customers not later than end of 2020; and

    • Fifty per cent of seats available to be booked on Para should be saved for people using the online booking application, and 50% for those who use the phone service, so as to allow for everyone to access these services. To be changed accordingly, reviewed quarterly.

     

    By signing this petition, I hereby acknowledge that this petition will become a public document at the City of Ottawa and that all information contained in it will be subject to the scrutiny of the City, and will be publicly available. Questions about the collection and disclosure of personal information contained in this petition should be directed to the City Clerk, 110 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1.

    By providing your email address, you consent to Healthy Transportation Coalition sending you electronic messages. You can withdraw your consent at any time.

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  • Housing and Transit

    Petition for Affordable Housing Near Rapid Transit

    To:       Ottawa City Council, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1

    More than 40,000 families in Ottawa do not have housing they can afford. National trends indicate that housing costs increase near rapid transit hubs. The City’s plan to expand the Light Rail Transit system causes concern for an increase in housing costs where modest income populations are at a disadvantage. Affordable, inclusive, and equitable Transit-Oriented Development is needed to foster safe and healthy communities, people, and a strong economy.

    GOAL: 222 signatures

    I/We the undersigned, petition Ottawa City Council to:

    1) Pass a strong citywide inclusionary zoning by-law that ensures 25% of new development is dedicated to affordable housing and places a special emphasis on deeply affordable housing within 1 km of rapid transit stations;

    2) Ensure that all available government-owned land within 1 km of current & future rapid transit stations is used for non-profit and co-op housing;

    3) Create a 2019-2022 Term of Council Priority that integrates transit and planning, with clear, affordable housing targets; and

    4) Commit at least $12 million/year of City funding, over and above federal and provincial grants, to build new affordable housing

    By signing this petition, I hereby acknowledge that this petition will become a public document at the City of Ottawa and that all information contained in it will be subject to the scrutiny of the City, and will be publicly available. Questions about the collection and disclosure of personal information contained in this petition should be directed to the City Clerk, 110 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1.

    The campaign for Affordable Housing Near Rapid Transit has been endorsed by the following organizations:

    City for All Women Initiative, Coalition of Community Health & Resource Centres of Ottawa, Healthy Transportation Coalition, Making Voices Count, Ottawa ACORN.

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