Holding the urban boundary line – accompanied by proper zoning laws and land around transit dedicated to affordable housing - is necessary so that many in this city can live an improved quality of life. Urban expansion is expensive for the City and taxpayers. Investments in healthy intensifications and social infrastructure will save the City and taxpayers money, improving the quality of life for all in the City of Ottawa.
Dear Mayor Watson and Members of City Council,
The City for All Women Initiative (CAWI) is increasingly concerned about the lack of an Equity and Inclusion Lens in the City’s emergency responses to COVID-19. While the City has taken various positive steps, such as including diverse voices in emergency response planning, women continue to fall through the cracks.