ATEH’s 2016 report, which launched on April 11 at City Hall, shows some areas of hope, but, overwhelmingly, paints a picture of a city in urgent need of more affordable housing, and of more supports and services to prevent Ottawans from becoming or remaining homeless.
As we move forward into the future as a city, we should keep in mind the shortage of affordable housing in our area and be more proactive in our planning approach to ensure fewer residents are relying on shelters, are staying less time there, and are granted this vital and basic necessity of life.
On May 19th, Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC), at its Annual General Meeting, hosted a panel of city councillors. As a CCOC Board member, I was fortunate to have the opportunities to quiz the councillors about their opinions on topics ranging from zoning to gender dynamics to citizen engagement. What followed was a lively discussion among Councillors Catherine […]