May 4 2017
On Tuesday, 40 professors, a few of which presented to City Council on March 30th, released a letter in support of a robust Sanctuary City Policy and denounced the ease with which the mayor and many Councillors dismissed 7 hours deputations from a wide variety of community stakeholders.
April 26 2017
Mayor Watson, Councillor Qaqish and their allies have made it clear that, even in the face of overwhelming evidence and support, they refuse to support any policy that would make our city safer and more accessible for all.
April 6 2017
On Thursday, March 30th, Councillor Catherine McKenney brought her report on making Ottawa a sanctuary city to the Community and Protective Services Committee of Ottawa City Council.
March 12, 2017
March 16 2017, 6PM – 8PM. The event will start with a few panelists making presentations and will end with group discussions to discuss how to make Ottawa a Sanctuary City.
March 8 2017
To mark International Women’s Day, a group of over 25 prominent organizations on the front lines of ending violence against women and advancing gender equality have written an open letter to Mayor Watson and City Council to show their support for making Ottawa a sanctuary city.
February 9, 2017
Yesterday, Councillor McKenney indicated that she will be sending her proposal to make Ottawa a Sanctuary City to the Community and Protective Services Committee. We welcome this decision and the opportunity it gives us to show City Council that Ottawa supports making our city safer and more welcoming for all.