Update – Virtual Town Hall with all elected officials

What you will find in this update

  • Virtual Town Hall – with all elected officials – Monday June 1st 2020
  • Safe Supply in Ottawa
  • Black Canadian Scholarship Fund

Virtual Town Hall

We are hosting, with the Vanier Community Association, a virtual town hall with all elected officials for our neighbourhood.

We invite you to join us by registering here (Registration is mandatory)

The zoom meeting ID is 854 4620 8956 and the meeting password is 019802

You can submit a question when you register.

You can also follow the virtual town hall on Mona Fortier’s facebook page

Safe Supply

The Overbrook Community Association sent a letter of support for the Motion that recently passed at City Hall on Safe Supply.

We shared the following message :

To Councillor Rawlson King

CC: Mathieu Fleury, Catherine McKenney, Dr. Jeff Turnbull

The Overbrook Community Association extends its full support to Councillor Fleury’s safe supply motion, seconded by Councillor McKenney.  Safe Supply is one tool amongst many harm-reduction strategies that help keep our  communities safe. Like any other illness, neighbours that might be engaging in drug use deserve dignified support systems that help improve their quality of life, stabilizing their
well-being, improving their capacities to access housing and maintain healthy relationships.

Having access to a consistent and safe supply can lead to improved health outcomes and will drastically reduce overdose risks. Safe supply programs offer an opportunity for our city to respond to the years-long overdose epidemic and the expansion of the current safe supply programme should be a public health priority.

Thank you for your work on this.

Heather Amys
President Overbook Community Association

Cc Manock Lual
Chair OCA Public Safety Committee

Black Canadian Scholarship Fund

BCSF – Scholarship Application (Extended to – June 30, 2020) 

To qualify an applicant must satisfy all selection criteria:

  • Be a black Canadian Student graduating from a high school in the national capital region with a minimum average of 75% in
    • 6 grade 12 courses (U) or (O) or (M) or 
    • a combination of 6 grade 11 or 12 courses (U) or (O) or (M)
  • Be a black Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada and residing in the National Capital Region
  • Be admitted at a recognized Canadian university.
  • Demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  • Demonstrate leadership in community service and volunteer activities.

Required documents:

  1. A two-page essay explaining why this scholarship is important to the applicant and how the applicant will satisfy the eligibility criteria (e.g., academic achievement, school and community involvement, extra-curricular activities, education plans and financial need.)
  2. A photocopy of the applicant’s latest official transcript of 6 Grade 12 courses with an interim or final average of at least 75% in six (6) Grade 12 courses
  3. A letter of recommendation from a teacher/guidance counsellor in current academic year.
  4. Proof of community work.
  5. Proof of Canadian citizenship/Permanent Resident (we will accept one of the following documents as proof: a Canadian passport; or a Canadian birth certificate; or a Canadian citizenship card/certificate); PR Card.
  6. A detailed statement indicating the amount of money expected from various sources (ex: family/relatives, personal savings, employment, loans, and scholarships.
  • Applications without ALL the required supporting documents will not be considered

The Black Canadian Scholarship Fund (BCSF) Committee reserves the right to verify the accuracy of the information given by all applicants. The name(s) and/or photo(s) of the recipient(s) for this award will be published on the BCSF website (www.bcsf.ca) and may be used in other promotional material. If applicants are under 18 years of age, they must co-sign the application form with a parent or guardian.

Completed applications for this scholarship only should be submitted directly to:

The Black Canadian Scholarship Fund
CSC(T) P.O. Box 8002 Ottawa, Ontario, K1G-5H6

Do not send your application by courier