Acknowledgements

The acknowledgements are presented chronologically, and refer primarily to workshops organized by the people and organizations involved.

 

The Peoples Official Plan for Ottawa's Climate Emergency was launched in April, 2019 at the Champlain Park Field House in Kitchissippi Ward by Daniel Buckles, Paul Johanis, Robb Barnes and Roland Dorsay. They jointly convened a number of face-to-face meetings over the following months aimed at mobilizing organized groups in Ottawa to engage with and attempt to influence the shape of Ottawa's new Official Plan. 

 

A workshop November 15-16, 2019 focused on climate solutions was organized by Daniel Buckles and Paul Johanis (both with Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital), with Emilie Grenier (Ecology Ottawa), Mitchell Beer (The Energy Mix) and a cadre of Youth Climate Ambassadors (Sarah Fox, Gabrielle Richards, Shyanne Matone, Kate Strathdee, Kevin Mason and Jessica Tan). Jacques Chevalier (SAS2 Dialogue) facilitated the workshop skilfully and graciously. Workshop presenters included Diane Saxe (via video), Mitchell Beer, Moe Garahan, Robb Barnes, Daniel Buckles, Paul Johanis and the Youth Climate Ambassadors. Jennifer Sheppard (Livingtapistries.ca) kindly offered her graphic facilitation skills to enrich the final plenary session. Financial support was provided by The Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital, Ecology Ottawa, the Healthy Transportation Coalition, the Federation of Citizen Associations and generous individual donors.

 

A workshop February 22, 2020 focused on Just Healthy Neighbourhoods was organized by Trevor Haché, Khulud Baig and Daniel Buckles, with Sheila Perry, Paul Johanis, Emilie Grenier and Moe Garahan. Financial support was provided by the Healthy Transportation Coalition, the Federation of Citizens Associations (FCA), the City for All Women Initiative (CAWI), and Just Food. 

In December, 2020 a workshop organized by Emilie Grenier, Daniel Buckles, Paul Johanis, Angela Keller-Herzog and Rosaline Hill, with facilitation by Andrea Balfour, focused on developing and extending the concept of 15 minute neighbourhoods outlined in the City's draft Official Plan.

Ecology Ottawa has, since June, 2020, coordinated informal discussions and planning activities of the POP, through regular on-line meetings and email discussions.

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