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VCA to Sally Ann and City: Stop Shutting our Community Out
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VCA to Sally Ann and City: Stop Shutting our Community Out

The City and the Salvation Army are trying to silence Vanier’s voice, YET AGAIN, by shutting down the Site Plan Advisory Committee and moving ahead with seeking approval of their Site plan on May 12th. Below, read the memo to council we received this week, and our letter, sent this…

Salvation Army: “Consulting” but not listening
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Salvation Army: “Consulting” but not listening

The Vanier Community Association has a seat at the table of the Salvation Army Advisory Committee. We have been wholly unimpressed and frustrated by the way the Salvation Army has sought to run this group from the outset. We welcome the engagement of our elected officials on this important issue…

VCA  releases Cultural Strategy report
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VCA releases Cultural Strategy report

Culture in Action is one of six key projects under Vision Vanier, an umbrella initiative aimed at providing a coordinated communications and engagement approach to city projects for residents, businesses, community associations and other key stakeholders. The goal of the Vanier Cultural Revitalization Strategy – Culture in Action is to…

Mois de la Francophonie!

Mois de la Francophonie!

The Francophone Committee of the Vanier Community Association wishes all Francophones and Francophiles a wonderful Francophonie Month! In March, celebrations take place all over the world. Here in Ottawa, for the past 24 years, Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (rvf.ca) has been inviting all Canadians to their site, regardless of…

Volunteers needed to help families at risk of homelesness
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Volunteers needed to help families at risk of homelesness

Between 2014 and 2017, the number of homeless families in Ottawa increased by 171%. Their average stay in emergency shelters increased from 105 to 123 days. Emergency sheltering is a significant cost to the city and isn’t a viable solution to family homelessness. Come help us change the story for families facing homelessness…

Le Droit – De Vanier à Pékin, du Cirque du Soleil au patinage de vitesse

Le Droit – De Vanier à Pékin, du Cirque du Soleil au patinage de vitesse

Le Droit – Martin Comtois – February 16, 2022 From university football coach in Sherbrooke to director of sports services at the University of Ottawa to vice-president of the Institut national du sport du Québec to game analyst for the Redblacks to director of coaching at Cirque du Soleil. These days,…