A message from the City of Ottawa:
You may be aware that, Ottawa City Council recently approved a new Advisory Committee structure. These Committees provide advice to City Council and contribute to the development of policies, programs and initiatives.
Accordingly, the City of Ottawa is launching a recruitment process for volunteer members to serve on these Advisory Committees. Ads will appear in local newspapers beginning September 14th and information is available at:
In addition, Drop-In Information Sessions are planned between September 25 and October 10 and the deadline for submitting applications will be October 18 with appointments to be approved by Council early in 2013.
We believe the more people are aware of these volunteer opportunities, the greater our chances of ensuring the City’s committees are reflective of Ottawa’s diverse community. Further, the more committees are reflective of the community, the better our chances of ensuring the City meets the needs of all its residents. To this end, we hope you would be willing to help us get the word out to your membership and/or networks throughout the community.
We are asking if you will circulate this information to as many people as possible during the coming weeks. With your help, we hope to ensure that the City’s committees are truly representative of the community.
If you need more information about the City’s governance structure, the mandates of committees and boards, or the upcoming recruitment process, please feel free to contact Diane Blais at 613-580-2424, ext. 28091 or by e-mail: committees@Ottawa.ca.