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McKenna to be guest speaker at Mayor's
Each month I
host the Mayor's Breakfast Series which is produced by the Ottawa Chamber
of Commerce & the Ottawa Business Journal.Please join me:
Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Ottawa City Hall
The honourable Catherine McKenna, P.C., Minister of Environment and
Climate Change. Registration
required. Click here to purchase tickets.
EquiPass now available for low-income
This past October,
I was joined by the Chair of the Transit Commission, Councillor Steven
Blais, to announce the inclusion of a low-income transit pass in the 2017
City of Ottawa Budget.
Just a short month later, City Council approved our plan for the low-income
transit pass in the 2017 Budget. This was the largest one-time increase in
financial support for transit customers in the City’s history. The pass is
valid for travel on all OC Transpo services, including Para Transpo and the
O-Train Trillium Line, as well as STO services.
The new affordable transit pass, called the EquiPass, is now available to
City of Ottawa residents whose household income falls below the low-income
cut-off threshold, as set out annually by the Government of Canada. Once
approved, eligible customers will be able to purchase the discounted pass
for use as of April 1, 2017. It is priced at $57 per month, providing a 50
per cent discount on a monthly adult transit pass. A single adult using the
EquiPass will save $56.75 each month, or $681 each year, whereas a family
of two will save $112 each month, for an annual savings of $1,344.
The new EquiPass will make life in Ottawa more affordable and inclusive for
residents seeking employment, many single parents, newcomers to Canada
settling in Ottawa, and residents living on low-income wages. The money
they will save on transit will leave more funds available for other basic
necessities, and allow them to participate more fully in our city’s job
market and socio-economic life.
The launch of the EquiPass application would not have been possible without
the support and dedicated efforts of numerous community partner
organizations, like OC Transpo and Community and Social Services, who are
also available to provide assistance to those who need help filling the
application form out.
Eligible residents can get the EquiPass in three easy steps:
Residents must obtain, fill out and submit their application forms. These
are available online at octranspo.com, by mail (call 613-741-4390
(TTY 613-741-5280) to request a copy) or in person at various locations
across Ottawa including: OC Transpo Customer Service Centres, City of
Ottawa Client Service Centres, City of Ottawa Public Libraries, City of
Ottawa Community and Social Support Centres and Community Health and
Applicants will receive a letter advising them of the status of their
application within three weeks.
Set your discount
Customers can bring their approval letter to any OC Transpo Customer
Service Centre. A Customer Service Representative will set the EquiPass
discount on a registered Presto card. Those who don’t already have a Presto
card can purchase one for $6.
Approved customers can purchase their monthly EquiPass online at prestocard.ca, by phone at 1-877-378-6123
(TTY 7-1-1), in person at an OC Transpo Customer Service Centre, or at
select City of Ottawa Client Service Centres.
With the implementation of the EquiPass, we give a chance to those who are
living with a low income to full integrate themselves into the fabric of
the City, and we create an even more affordable City for all Ottawa
the World Embassy of the Republic of Poland / May 3 FREE family-friendly celebration at Lansdowne Park
The Polish Day in Ottawa will emphasize
friendly relations between Poland and Canada throughout history. It will
also highlight the contribution of Poles and Polish-Canadians who have
helped build Canada since 19th century. You are invited to taste delicious
Polish cuisine, dance mazurka or polonaise, listen to jazz concert, take a
selfie with background of beautiful Polish landscape, send greetings to
Poles looking forward to celebrating their 100th anniversary of
Independence in 2018, and admire designs of Polish porcelain and
proportions of masterpieces of both traditional and modern Polish
architecture. You’re warmly welcome!
Ottawa Welcomes the World is a celebration
of Canada's diversity and multicultural identity. Experience over 75
different countries and cultures through food tasting, musical
celebrations, artistic performances and more! This series of
world-class cultural events takes place in Aberdeen Pavilion and
Horticulture Building in 2017, and will promote and strengthen ties
between nations on the occasion of Canada’s 150 anniversary. Visit www.Ottawa2017.ca to discover
the countries that are participating in these FREE,