Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability

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

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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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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Glebe Community Association Climate Resiliency Panel Discussion

On November 17th, 2022, The Glebe Community Association (GCA) hosted a virtual panel discussion with experts to discuss proven and practical things that residents & communities can do to become climate resilient. You can find the recording of the event here. Find the presentations and more on GCA's website here.

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CAFES takes stand in rally against Bill 23 Dec 7

On December 7th at 9AM at the Provincial Courthouse (161 Elgin St), CAFES will join ACORN Ottawa, CAWI, Ecology Ottawa, Reimagine Ottawa, For Our Kids Ottawa-Gatineau, Greenspace Alliance, and Horizon Ottawa in standing against Bill 23. The Province's Bill 23 'More Homes Built Faster Act' uses the housing crisis as a cover for destroying tenant […]

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CAFES joins the People's Official Plan coalition in written submission on Bill 23

CAFES and the People's Official Plan Coalition have completed a written submission on Bill 23, the "More Homes, Built Faster Act" to the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy. The submission calls on Doug Ford's government to withdraw this omnibus legislation that threatens environmental, social and economic well-being. You can read the full […]

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