Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Applications open for the Better Neighbourhoods Program.

The Better Neighbourhoods Program call for applications opens today and runs until Monday, October 21, 2013. This Neighbourhood Connection Office program helps residents and community groups implement projects aimed at improving their neighbourhoods.

This is a program for community groups that are interested in making creative use of public space in their urban/suburban neighbourhoods. These small-scale, community-driven projects will make the community more liveable, vibrant, healthy and beautiful.

Up to four neighbourhoods will be selected to work with City staff and their Councillor’s office in 2014 to identify opportunities, and to plan and implement projects chosen by the community. Projects will be supported by the City up to a maximum of $30,000.

Two information sessions will be held to help residents learn more about the application process:

  • Thursday, September 19, 7 p.m., Ben Franklin Place, Community Room 1-A, 101 Centrepointe Drive
  • Wednesday, September 25, 7 p.m., Ogilvie North Gloucester Library, Room B, 2036 Ogilvie Road

Application criteria can be found at ottawa.ca and includes sufficient volunteer capacity to support the projects and the support of the Ward Councillor.

One of the projects recently chosen for implementation through the program is the Kanata North Community Gardens. It will be located in the hydro easement north of Klondike Rd.  Joint project with Briarbrook and Morgan’s Grant Community Association and the Kanata Chinese Seniors Support Centre.

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