We encourage feedback on any and all issues of concern to residents. Please join us at our monthly meetings to discuss issues or send an email to President@khca.on.ca. We look forward to hearing your views!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Transportation Master Plan, Cycling Plan & Pedestrian Plan

 The Transportation Master Plan, the Cycling Plan and the Pedestrian Plan will be presented to the Transportation    Committee on October 9

The discussion and explanation by City Staff of the transportation network proposals n Kanata will be available between 4 pm and 8 pm on October 17 at the Kanata Recreation Centre For more information      Send comments

Kids and Drugs: A Parents Guide on Oct 5 2013 at 9:30 am

I am writing to provide you with information about a pilot project running in the west end of Ottawa.  Kids and Drugs is originally an R.C.M.P. initiative that we have adopted and adapted for use in this area.  This 2 and a half hour seminar is for parents, teachers, guardians, aunts, uncles and grandparents etc, who may be interested in getting some skills that may make a difference in a child's life.

Please pass this message along to your members.  If you have a child in your life between ages 8 and 14 and are concerned that they are or may be exposed to drugs, you should attend the October 5th session of "Kids and Drugs: A Parent's Guide to Prevention" hosted by the Ottawa Police Service and the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. This session will provide you with information on the current drug trends in Ottawa. You will also learn how to talk to young people about drugs, and how to develop assets and critical thinking in young people to help them make appropriate choices.

If interested, please register through the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre. Phone: 613-591-3686.  The session is Saturday, October 5th, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and space is limited.

Thank you,
Lori Fahey
CPCO Kanata/Stittsville

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Katimavik Hazeldean Residents' Invitation AGM of the KHCA on October 7

Please consider this item to be the invitation to all residents of Katimavik Hazeldean to come the annual general meeting of the Katimavik Hazeldean Community Association on October 7, 2013 in the Community Room of  Katimavik Elementary School.    The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.

The preliminary agenda includes adopting of the circulated minutes of the September 9 meeting; a review of the past year’s activities and plans for the new association year from the President and from the Treasurer.   

As well the annual elections will be held with nominations of members from the meeting.

Also there will be the opportunity to discuss the City’s private signage policy and any other matter residents may raise.

Councillor Hubley will attend, if other commitments permit him to come.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Citizens Academy Civics Bootcamp

We received the following invitation to share:

The Citizens Academy has been very busy recently, and with the help of some exceptional volunteers, we are gearing up for a four session, dual-linguistic learning session, inspired from last year's pilot.
The heart of the program is to make it easier for citizens to understand how City Hall works so they can engage in affecting the change they want to see in their neighbourhoods and have a say in critical city-wide issues. Too often, barriers prevent citizens from getting involved. Citizens Academy wants to unleash civic participation by reducing barriers and offering the tools, confidence, networks and a sense of possibility.
Through three topic sessions on governance, budgeting and land-use planning, a practicum session to put it all into practice, and access to coaches for support, participants will learn:
·  How to navigate City Hall and its decision-making process
·  How to understand and influence where the city spends its money
·  How to have a say on issues that matter to them
·  How citizens have engaged pro-actively and successfully with the City and other civic groups to influence change

The Bootcamp begins October 17th, and the  application  deadline is October 2nd.  For more information about the Civics Bootcamp click here   
Contact me – Manjit Basi  at 613-277-1082 

·  Bureaucracy can be confusing - Citizens Academy can help
o La bureaucratie peut porter à confusion - l'Académie des citoyens et citoyennes peut vous aider!
·  When is the City of Ottawa's budget decided? Get answers here! 
o Quand la ville décide-t-elle le budget municipal? Trouvez les réponses ici!
·   How do we strengthen local democracy BETWEEN elections?
o Comment renforcer la démocratie locale ENTRE les élections?
·  What would you like to change in your everyday environment?... Now how do you make it happen?
o Que veux-tu changer dans ton quotidien? Et comment fais-tu pour t'y prendre?
·  Fact: Your everyday life is impacted most by local government. Learn about it!
o Fait: Ta vie de tous les jours est impactée le plus par le gouvernement municipal. Maîtrisez-le!
·  Who makes decisions at City Hall?
o Qui prend les décisions à l'Hôtel de Ville?
·  How do you get a say in how your municipal taxes are spent?
o Comment influencer les dépenses de tes taxes municipales?

Ce que les gens devrait savoir est que l’essence du programme est d’aider les citoyens d’Ottawa à mieux comprendre le fonctionnement de l’Hôtel de Ville, afin qu’ils puissent emmener les progrès et les changements qu’ils veulent dans leurs quartiers, et se faire entendre dans le contexte d’enjeux municipaux. Trop souvent, les citoyens font face à des obstacles qui les empêchent de s’impliquer. L’Académie veut libérer le plein potentiel de la participation civique en minimisant ces obstacles, et en offrant les outils, la confiance, les réseaux et un sentiment du possible.
Par l’entremise de trois sessions d’apprentissage sur la gouvernance, le budget municipal, et l’aménagement de l’espace et le développement, un atelier pratique pour tester leurs habiletés et connaissances, ainsi que l’accès à des coachs pour les encadrer, les participants du Camp de formation civique apprendront :
·  Comment transiger avec l’Hôtel de ville et son processus de prise de décision
·  Comment comprendre et influencer le budget municipal
·  Comment se faire entendre sur les enjeux qui les importent
·  Comment les citoyens peuvent s’engager proactivement avec la Ville et d’autres groupes civiques pour avoir un impact
Le Camp de formation débute le 17 octobre, et la date limite pour les demandes de participation est le 2 octobre. Postulez en ligne, ou en composant le 613.288.5810  Catherine Laska

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Nordion Public Information and Disclosure Transparency

With a focus on protecting the health and safety of our employees, our community, and the environment, Nordion is committed to transparency and relevancy in our communications with surrounding communities. As such, we are seeking feedback from residents in your community regarding our Public Information Program and corresponding Public Disclosure Protocol.

Our Public Information Program relates to the CNSC licensed activities of our Kanata facility and is designed to ensure that information related to the health, safety and security of persons and the environment, and other issues associated with the lifecycle of the facility are effectively communicated to the public. This program includes a commitment to and a Protocol for ongoing, timely communication.

Please take a moment to read the Nordion Public Disclosure Protocol and provide us with your feedback by visiting:

Please include copy  KHCA  with your comments to Nordion