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  • Just Healthy Neighbourhoods

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    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,; 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 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:

    February 22, 2020 at 10am
    Hall A, Nepean Sportsplex
    1701 Woodroffe Ave
    Nepean, ON K2G 1W2
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    145 rsvps sold out

  • 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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  • Electric Bus Petition

    This is a joint petition between Ecology Ottawa, the Healthy Transportation Coalition, and the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa.





    OC Transpo’s bus fleet is responsible for about 45% of the City of Ottawa’s corporate emissions with about 125,000 tonnes of CO2 emitted every year. A policy change can reduce this by 95% over 15 years. Electric buses reduce GHG emissions, improve air quality and reduce noise. Light Rail Transit (LRT) will reduce the intensity of transit emissions in Ottawa, but LRT success will lead to overall growth in bus transit in Ottawa as feeder bus routes grow to match the capacity of the LRT. Electric buses are much cheaper to operate, fuel and maintenance costs are much lower so more transit can be provided for the same operational budget.

    GOAL: 1,927 signatures

    I/We the undersigned, petition Ottawa City Council to match the commitments already made by Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Laval, and Edmonton.

    In the 2019-2022 Term-of-Council Priorities commit to a planning process to electrify the bus fleet, with a clear commitment to the following targets:

    • Run an electric bus pilot in 2020;
    • Introduce electric buses on regular service by 2021;
    • Purchase only electric buses starting in 2024; and
    • A 100% electric bus fleet by 2035.
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