Kanata-North Community Sustainability Plan


OBEC’S most recent project took place in Ottawa’s suburban Beaverbrook & Kanata North community.

The Kanata-North Sustainability Discussions were held on October 29th, 2019 in Beaverbrook, Kanata and resulted in 53 awesome sustainability project ideas!  From these ideas, the Kanata-North Community Sustainability Plan (KNCSP) was created.

The KNCSP is meant to be used as a reference and tool to engage yourselves and your community in sustainability. It is intended to encourage engagement and cooperation from the community in developing and executing their individual and collective sustainability project ideas. These projects can be taken on by anyone to make their lives and communities more sustainable.

Check out the Kanata Sustainability Plan here.

Projects in our plans are related to OBEC’s 10 Themes of Sustainability:

Transportation – Theme 1 Movement of goods and people

Energy – Theme 2 For buildings and activities e.g. transportation, manufacturing, agriculture

Design – Theme 3 Built environment including community design

Habitat – Theme 4 Urban & rural spaces for plants & animals, connectivity

Food – Theme 5 Local healthy food, heritage crops & animals, urban gardens

Natural Capital – Theme 6 Human needs for land, water, soil, natural materials

Waste – Theme 7 Processing of waste, re-use, recycling, conversion to energy

Health – Theme 8 Clean air & water, safety, tranquility, environmental needs of vulnerable groups

Recreation – Theme 9 Non-motorized, urban or rural

Sense of Place – Theme 10 Feeling of belonging that leads to stewardship

You can then report on this page what sustainability initiatives you decide to take on so that we can measure how your community is progressing on its goals.

Let’s work together to make Kanata one of the most sustainable communities in the capital!

When you begin a project, we would like to know about it. If you are willing, please share with us the following information for our summaries of activities in the community:

1. Name (required)

2. Email address (required)

3. Project name

4. Project idea (one sentence)

5. Project description

6. Project themes: Transportation Energy Design Habitat Food Natural Capital Waste Health Recreation Sense of Place

We plan to produce periodic progress reports on the sustainability plan for our website, HCA website and local newspapers. We do not plan to show your name or email address.

OBEC is forming a local follow-up committee to monitor progress implementing the Lowertown Sustainability Plan. We can help you send or receive information from that committee, i.e.:

Do you want to form a team to do a collective project? Would you like the committee to advertise your project and put other volunteers in touch with you? Yes No

As other teams form for collective projects, would you like the committee to refer you to those teams? Yes No

Thank you all for your time and for engaging yourself with such an important cause. Change is not possible without you.