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Mr. Bruce Linton
to be guest speaker at Mayor's Breakfast
Each month I
host the Mayor's Breakfast Series which is produced by the Ottawa Chamber
of Commerce & the Ottawa Business Journal. Please join
Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Ottawa City Hall With Guest
Mr. Bruce Linton, CEO, Canopy Growth Corporation
Mr. Linton is the co-founder of the medicinal marijuana facility in Smith
required. Click here to purchase tickets.
nomination for the Order of Ottawa
The Order of Ottawa recognizes the professional achievements
and outstanding service of exceptional Ottawa residents. This prestigious
civic award honours up to 15 of Ottawa’s most deserving individuals each
year. Any resident of Ottawa who has made a significant contribution in a
professional capacity that has been of benefit to our community may be
The Order of Ottawa is intended to recognize those who have made
significant contributions, through their professional endeavors, to life in
the city in any of the following areas: arts and culture, business,
philanthropy, health care, education, public service, labour,
communications and media, science, sports and entertainment and other
fields that benefit Ottawa.
The deadline for this year’s nominations is Friday, September 9, before midnight.
More than 250
people housed as part of the City's Housing
of Local artist Chi Wei Lee's painting titled ‘Transitions’
On August 30, the City and I had the pleasure of
hosting a community celebration at City Hall, to mark the first 250
participants to secure permanent housing as part of the Housing First
initiative, a priority of the City’s Ten-Year Housing and Homelessness
The Housing First initiative launched in June 2015 with an initial goal of
housing 250 long-stay emergency shelter clients by December 2016. I am
excited to announce that we have achieved this goal earlier than
expected. On August 30, we counted more than 297 individuals that have
been permanently housed with the supports they need to keep their housing
and remain stable.
Housing First finds permanent, affordable housing for individuals
experiencing homelessness and provides the support services and connections
to community-based help that people need to stay housed.
As part of the event, a painting entitled ‘Transitions’ was unveiled
representing the journey from homelessness to being housed. Local
artist Chi Wei Lee developed the artwork drawing from his own personal
experience with homelessness. It was framed by Mark Andrew Buttigieg and
can be admired in Jean Pigott Place in City Hall.
In order to break down silos and accelerate the City’s progress on housing
and homelessness issues, I have designated Councillor Mark Taylor to serve
as Special Liaison on Housing and Homelessness issues in addition to his
current role as Deputy Mayor.
Councillor Taylor’s key role will be to work closely with the Chair of the
Community Protective Services Committee (CPSC), Councillor Diane Deans, the
Chair of the Planning Committee, Councillor Jan Harder and the Chair of
Ottawa Community Housing Councillor Mathieu Fleury, and with community
agencies and funding partners.
Councillor Taylor will also specifically review the City’s progress in
reducing its reliance on emergency shelter stays, a key commitment I made
two years ago.
I’d like to thank all Ottawa residents, members of Council and community
agencies that partner with the City for their ongoing support of the City’s
housing and homelessness plan, as we strive to fast-track
collaborative efforts over the course of the next two years.
Join me for the
inaugural Mayor’s Gala for the Arts
Date: Saturday, October
15, 2016 Time:
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Venue:
Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park Tickets:
$250 / person or $2500 / table of 10