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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. “The City is working to implement best practices for creating a diverse workforce by strengthening partnerships with community organizations and…
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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 a one-time dedicated funding opportunity available to eligible groups in Ottawa’s diverse arts, cultural and heritage sectors for projects in…
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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 Hall to continue his great work on behalf of Ottawa residents. He is a trusted leader and consummate public servant…
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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. “2017 is going to be an exciting year at TD Place and the National Skating Championships are just the first…
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State of the City 2016

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson looked ahead to a busy year of collaboration in his annual State of the City address. In 2016, residents will see continued progress on Ottawa’s LRT system, the opening of the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, and two summits focused on the local economy. “We are seeing historic amounts of investment and activity focused on growing our local economy and improving quality of life,” said Mayor Watson. “We are building a…
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