Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability

Here is what has been happening at CAFES in recent months!

Climate Resiliency Community Dialogues - Final Report

CAFES is excited to share our final report on the Climate Resiliency Community Dialogues. The first document below is the main final report, the second document is the annexes.

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CAFES Fundraiser Success - Brother Bones in Concert at Red Bird Live

On Friday June 30th, the musician group Brother Bones hosted a fundraiser for CAFES Ottawa in partnership with and held at the music venue Redbird Live. The fundraiser featured special guests including fiddler Alexis MacIsaac and saxophonist John Sobel. The fundraiser was well attended with every seat in the house filled. The evening began with […]

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Climate Resiliency Community Dialogues

As we continue to feel the impacts of climate change in the coming decades, it is critical that we prepare our communities. The City of Ottawa is currently developing a Climate Resiliency Strategy to identify Ottawa’s largest vulnerabilities and create an action plan to mitigate these in the face of climate change. The City’s Climate […]

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CAFES 2023 AGM Recap & Introducing the New Board

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our AGM on March 22nd! Over 75 of you joined us to hear about what we achieved in 2022, and to discuss what you appreciate about CAFES and what you hope to see from us in 2023. We had a chance to discuss what we appreciate about […]

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Letter of Concern Regarding Tewin (Ottawa) to One Planet Living

March 14th, 2023 To: Sue Riddlestone, President, Bioregional; Joe Pitts-Cunningham, Team Leader, One Planet Living framework Subject: A letter of concern regarding Tewin (Ottawa) From: Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Ecology Ottawa, Greenspace Alliance for Canada’s Capital, Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability, Horizon Ottawa, Citizen Climate Counsel, Peoples Official Plan Coalition (CC-ed) _______________________________________________________________ The concerns we […]

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CAFES Impact Report 2022

CAFES is pleased to present its Impact Report from 2022. Take a look to learn about our mission, mandate, vision, and what we accomplished in 2022! You can download and read and download the full report below:

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CAFES Public Delegations on Budget 2023

CAFES made public delegations to two standing committees on the city’s Draft Budget 2023. Planning and Housing Committee The first was made by Mary Stuart at the Planning and Housing Committee meeting on February 15th, 2023. Mary spoke about the need for incentives to meet the city’s green building standard, the High Performance Development Standard, […]

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CAFES Environment and Climate Recommendations for Term of Council 2022-26

CAFES is proud to present its Environment and Climate Recommendations for Ottawa City Council's Term of Council Priorities. Looking forward at the 2022-26 Term of Council, CAFES has presented a set of recommendations for setting term of council priorities. The document is the result of several months of work by a team more than a […]

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Peoples Official Plan Budget 2023 Open Letter

CAFES, as an active member of the Peoples Official Plan Coalition, was proud to be part of the writing and submission of an open letter to city council on the topic of Ottawa's Budget 2023. In this letter, POP outlined our priorities for Budget 2023, both in terms of what should be funded and how […]

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Call For Expressions of Interest to Join CAFES Board and/or Volunteer Leadership 

Are you interested in local community-based environmental action? CAFES is looking for people to serve on the CAFES Board or in a Volunteer Leadership role. We are looking for candidates who have experience in communications, perspective on suburban living, have connections to community groups and are passionate about climate and environmental change locally. Does this […]

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