Everyone has the right to live in dignity and safety – in a place of sanctuary The Ottawa Sanctuary Network and the Ottawa Art Gallery are excited to present this series of events through fall 2019 and winter 2020 about what it means to build welcoming communities and sanctuary cities. The Sanctuary Matters events series […]
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.
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.