Community Support During Self Isolation and Quarantine
Even though we need to put physical distance between each at the moment, it does not mean anyone needs to feel you are alone.
If anyone needs help there are people in the community who want to be there for you.
Manotick Neighbours Helping Neighbours Facebook Group CLICK HERE
List of community volunteers on the Manotick Kiwanis website CLICK HERE
Volunteers and phone support from Manotick Community Church CLICK HERE
Grocery delivery for seniors from ROSSS CLICK HERE
Many local businesses are still open and offer delivery or curbside pickup CLICK HERE
Rural Economic Development Strategy
The City of Ottawa has released a draft Rural Economic Development Strategy which recognizes the economic benefits and potential of supporting economic development in rural communities. This is a positive development in recognizing the value of the City’s rural villages in achieving broader economic goals while also recognizing the unique challenges and opportunities faced by rural communities.
Ward Boundary Review Consultations
Consultations on updating the ward boundaries began on March 4th and will be held throughout the City until April 3rd. The current ward boundaries were established 15 years ago and require updating to better reflect growth in the suburban areas. The session is slated for Manotick on March 28 has been cancelled. You can provide input through an online survey
City Consulting on Community Safety and Well-Being Plan
The City is currently looking for your views on a new plan that would outline strategies and actions that would improve the safety and well-being of residents. You can register for a consultation session or complete an on-line survey. The survey closes on April 3rd.
Beryl Gaffney Park
The City of Ottawa is moving to make improvements to Beryl Gaffney Park using funds retained specifically for this purpose. These funds were generated through an agreement with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority when the City transferred land for their new building at the corner of Prince of Wales Drive and Rideau Valley Drive North. Close to $1 million is now available for enhancements to the Park.
In September 2018, the MVCA, with the support of the Council on Aging, undertook a walkability audit of the Village Core. Four volunteers, including one individual in a wheel chair, joined Director John Harrison in a walk along Bridge and Main Streets and the cross streets between Dickinson and Main Street.
The full report has been sent to the City of Ottawa and some of its findings were included in the Council of Aging's 2018 Progress Report. The MVCA Board has reviewed the findings with Councillor Moffatt and further action will be undertaken as a result. Future updates will be posted as items are finalized.