November 2019 Newsletter

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Your Board of Directors for 2019-2020:

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At the first full board meeting of the Convent Glen Orléans Wood Community Association, the officers were determined.  Serving you for the coming year are:

  • Mireille Brownhill, President
  • Louise McLaren, Vice President
  • Ben Gorley, Treasurer
  • Toby Bossert and Miranda Gray, Co-Secretary
  • Garth Williams and Gary Bradshaw are Directors at large.

Community Compassion Centre Opens in Convent Glen South

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Residents whose postal code begins with K1C have a new resource close to home. The Community Compassion Centre is co-located within the Community Pentecostal Church at 1825 St. Joseph Boulevard, just west of Jeanne d’Arc. The Centre will provide K1C residents with a food bank closer to home than the one at the Eastern Ottawa Community Resource Centre in the Gloucester Centre.

If you would like to volunteer, please email or call 613-837-3555 x332.

First CGOWCA Walkability Audit

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On October 24th, a mighty group of community members met at the Place d’Orléans Park and Ride and walked north to assess safety concerns.  Women’s Initiatives for Safer Environments (WISE) and the Council On Aging provided guidance and some training prior to the audit.  There will be further walkability audits in various conditions in the coming months.  If you are interested in taking part in a future walk, please reach out to the Board at

Tell the City of Ottawa what you think

Engage Ottawa is the new platform that folks at City Hall are using to get your feedback.  You can take short 1 or 2 question surveys and learn about issues at the municipal level.  Current opportunities for providing feedback include: Draft Budget 2020, The New Official Plan, Women and Gender Equity Strategy, 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan Refresh, Cultural Funding Information Sessions 2020, Stinson Park, Springhurst Park, Recreation Facility Infrastructure Standards and Strategy, and more! 

Take a few minutes and help shape the directions being taken at the City of Ottawa.

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