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Month: February 2016

City of Ottawa named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

February 24, 2016 – For the fifth consecutive year, the City of Ottawa has been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in a competition that recognizes organizations for their exceptional workplace diversity and inclusion programs. The winners were selected by editors at MediaCorp and are featured in a special section of today’s Globe and Mail.…
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Elizabeth Dessureault receives Mayor’s City Builder Award

February 24, 2016 – Mayor Jim Watson and Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Jeff Leiper presented a Mayor’s City Builder Award to Elizabeth Dessureault at today’s City Council meeting. She was recognized for her contributions to lung cancer awareness, research, treatment and patient advocacy. In April 2015, Elizabeth, a lifelong non-smoker, was diagnosed with stage IIIB (late stage)…
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Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program

The Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, today announced an investment of $250,000 in a new funding program that will enable the capital’s arts, culture and heritage communities to add vibrancy to the celebrations of Canada’s 150th anniversary. The Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program is…
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Mayor’s City Builder Award – Bruce Brayman

Mayor Jim Watson and Osgoode Ward Councillor George Darouze presented a Mayor’s City Builder Award to Bruce Brayman at today’s City Council meeting. He was recognized for his contributions, through generous ongoing volunteering and inspiring leadership, to the quality of life of Greely residents. He and his family moved to Greely in 2006, and six…
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City Council selects Steve Kanellakos as next City Manager

Ottawa City Council has appointed Steve Kanellakos as the City of Ottawa’s next City Manager at a special meeting this afternoon. Mr. Kanellakos is a former City of Ottawa Deputy City Manager with more than 30 years of experience overseeing key municipal services and projects. “We are delighted to have Mr. Kanellakos return to Ottawa City…
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TD Place to Host Skate Canada’s 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

TD Place is excited to announce that it will host the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships from January 16-22. The championships will be one of the first sporting event in Ottawa’s year-long celebration of Canada 150th anniversary. “We are thrilled to be hosting this marquee event,” said Mike Cerha, VP Entertainment and Venues at TD Place.…
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