Back to School:
As the long hot days of summer begin to conclude, the new school year is upon us. Please continue to be vigilant when near one of our many local schools. I have taken many steps to once again, make Bay Ward safe for many kids heading back to school. Speed display boards, flex stakes and pavement markings have all been installed in high traffic areas around the ward. If you would like a Slow Down for Us sign, as seen below, please contact my office.
During the month of August, I was given the opportunity to represent Bay Ward and the City of Ottawa at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s annual convention. There I advocated for the needs of Citizens of Ottawa with our provincial government. I spoke on the role of the municipality in health as well as the how the upcoming legalization of Cannabis will affect our community.
The Children’s Aid Society:
The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is currently looking to add to their team of foster parents in the Ottawa area. I’m sharing this message on their behalf to increase awareness of this important issue.
Fostering is a commitment to provide safety, security and stability in the lives of children and youth who require temporary out-of-home care. In short, foster parents open their hearts and homes to children and youth in need. Currently, there is a need to expand Ottawa’s foster parent community in order to best match children and youth based on their age, culture, religion, or individual circumstances.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent, contact CASO’s foster care intake line at 613-742-1620 ext 1 or visit their website at www.casott.on.ca/en/fostering.
In closing I wish all the students heading back to school, parents and others heading back to work a healthy and safe autumn. If my office can be of assistance on any Municipal issue please reach out - we would be glad to help.