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!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Ontario Working toward Zero Waste

Back in November, 2015 the Government of Ontario presented 
Bill 151, the Waste-Free Ontario Act, to the Provincial Parliament.
This is a very ambitious effort

The Vision of the Act is to have  A circular economy where we have zero waste and zero greenhouse gas emissions from the waste sector and where all resources, organic or non-organic, are used and reused productively, maximizing their potential and reintegrating recovered materials back into the economy.

The Act has two Goals:  Zero waste in the Province and Zero greenhouse gas emission from the waste sector.

These goals are to be realized by achieving three Objectives:

#1: Increase Resource Productivity and Reduce Waste.

#2: Enable an Efficient and Effective Recycling System.

#3: Create Conditions to Support Sustainable End-Markets.

The Consultation Guide and the  presentation are published at:

Comments are invited till February 29 via the EBR web site; the No. is 012-5832.    The direct link is: http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTI2Njk0&statusId=MTkxMjM1&language=en.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

DiscoverRec February, 2016

March Break Adventures for Kids

March 14 to 18 offers a perfect opportunity to try something new, improve your sports skills and make new friends at the many day camps across the city. Days filled with physical activity, games, songs, crafts and special events, guarantee there will be no boredom in this city. Our qualified and certified staff are busily planning for exciting times in March.

March Break Arts Camps in the West!

What are your kids doing this March Break? Painting? Working with clay? Dancing, singing or performing on stage? Arts camps let them express their creativity helped by artistic professionals. Free before and after care available.

Winterlude Activities: January 29 to February 15

Enjoy free outdoor skating on the state of the art refrigerated Rinks at Ottawa City Hall and Lansdowne Park.
Activities will take place at Ottawa City HallLansdowne Park and Shenkman Arts Centre.
Visit the official Winterlude web site, for a complete itinerary of activities around National Capital Region.

Hockey Day in Ottawa

On Saturday, February 6, from 1 to 3 pm, lace up your skates and take to one of the City's outdoor rinks for a sunny Saturday afternoon of fun. Enjoy a game of pick-up hockey, skating, and physical fitness while showing support for your community volunteers who work hard all winter to maintain your local rinks. Remember to dress appropriately for the weather and wear a helmet and applicable safety equipment. Let's show the rest of Canada what a city that lives and breathes hockey really looks like.

Spring and Summer Recreation Guides

City of Ottawa Parks, Recreation and Culture Services programs are divided by language of instruction into two guides: the Recreation eGuide and Mon Cyberguide francophone des loisirs. Both will be available in PDF format online beginning Wednesday, February 17

Registration Starts Soon!

Swimming and Aquafitness Programs 

Online and Touch Tone Telephone Registration (613-580-2588) – starting Monday, March 7 at 9 pm.
In-Person Registration on Tuesday, March 8 during regular business hours.

All other Recreation Programs and Summer Camps 

Online and Touch Tone Telephone Registration (613-580-2588) – starting Wednesday, March 9 at 9 pm.
In-Person Registration on Thursday, March 10 during regular business hours.

What you need to know for registration.

Day Camp Leaders, Park Programmers and Lifeguards Needed

If you are energetic, responsible and people-oriented, apply for summer jobs with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services team.  The City of Ottawa summer student employment campaign is underway until February 29.  Dust off your resume and look at the opportunities through the Summer Student Employment Program.

Qualified Lifeguard?

Are you looking for part time work and qualified to lifeguard and teach swimming lessons?  WE WANT YOU!  Apply on line at ottawa.ca/careers . Next water screening date is February 6 at Goulbourn Recreation Complex. For further information contact: aquaticshiringteam@ottawa.ca.

Booking and Registration System Replacement - Survey extended!

Thank you to everyone who replied to our survey.  We received very valuable feedback that will help us as we work to replace our current booking and registration system.  If you did not have the chance to fill out the survey – there's still time!  Please help us define what the new system should offer by taking a short 5 question survey.

Young at Art – Call for Artists: Deadline Fast Approaching!

Submit your Young at Art 2016 application form by March 4!  ottawa.ca/youngatart


What's showing at the Community Galleries

Atrium Gallery: February 13 to March 18 - Sharon Collins: Essence of Place
Trinity Gallery: February 11 to March 15 - Arteast: Mosaic

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Summer Jobs

A note from Karen McCrimmon, Member of Parliament for Kanata-Carleton invites businesses to hire full-time students for the summer.

Each year, the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program helps employers like you to create valuable summer job opportunities for students, while strengthening local economies and communities across Canada. In fact, CSJ has provided job opportunities to over 330,000 students since its inception. 

CSJ provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses to create summer jobs for full-time students (aged 15 to 30) who intend to return to their studies in the next school year.  

While CSJ focuses on our local priorities, this year I (K. McCrimmon) am encouraging employers to come forward with applications that also support and complement a number of national priorities. 

These include support for:

         organizations that welcome and help in the settlement of Syrian refugees in  Canada, as well as Syrian students;

         Indigenous people, who are among the fastest-growing segments of the Canadian population;

         small businesses to become more innovative, competitive and successful, recognizing their key contribution to the creation of new jobs; and

         cultural and creative industries to create jobs and to strengthen our rich Canadian identity.

o   This latter priority will support the planning of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.

This year, applications will be available online beginning must be submitted by February 26, 2016. The goal is to allow for students to begin employment as early as May 2016.

For an application information, contact: Service Canada website or visit a Service Canada Office.