Ottawa Rural Economic Development Strategy

The City of Ottawa Economic Development Services (EDS) will develop a Rural Economic Development Strategy and the four-year Action Plan, which will complement the City’s broader Economic Development Strategy. The Strategy will outline the City’s short-term (3 to 5 years) and long-term (5 to 10 years) strategy to stimulate economic growth in rural Ottawa while respecting the rural character as set out in the Official Plan, village plans and other rural planning documents.

The project will be conducted using a four-phase process, which consists of (1), Investigate; (2) Inquire; (3) Imagine, and (4) Implement. We are in phases 1 & 2 of the process and want to hear from you, the rural stakeholders.

The City of Ottawa Economic Development Services (EDS) will develop a Rural Economic Development Strategy and the four-year Action Plan, which will complement the City’s broader Economic Development Strategy. The Strategy will outline the City’s short-term (3 to 5 years) and long-term (5 to 10 years) strategy to stimulate economic growth in rural Ottawa while respecting the rural character as set out in the Official Plan, village plans and other rural planning documents.

The project will be conducted using a four-phase process, which consists of (1), Investigate; (2) Inquire; (3) Imagine, and (4) Implement. We are in phases 1 & 2 of the process and want to hear from you, the rural stakeholders.

  • Ottawa Rural Economic Development Strategy - Community Survey

    The City of Ottawa is developing a Rural Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan.  The plan will outline the City’s strategy and approach to for economic growth in rural Ottawa over the next four years. The geographic focus of the strategy is targeted at Wards 5, 19, 20, and 21. This survey is specifically for community members that live or work in one of these four different wards.

    Figure: Ottawa’s Rural Area

    Source: City of Ottawa, Rural Area Map, no date.

    Assisting us in this process is MDB Insight,

    The City of Ottawa is developing a Rural Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan.  The plan will outline the City’s strategy and approach to for economic growth in rural Ottawa over the next four years. The geographic focus of the strategy is targeted at Wards 5, 19, 20, and 21. This survey is specifically for community members that live or work in one of these four different wards.

    Figure: Ottawa’s Rural Area

    Source: City of Ottawa, Rural Area Map, no date.

    Assisting us in this process is MDB Insight, an experienced and respected consulting firm that will be involved with community engagement and in the development of the strategy.

    It is important to understand what different people think about the current economic reality and potential for the future. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to compete and all participants are treated anonymous.

    If you have questions about this survey or any other aspect of the strategy please contact: Jephtee.Elysee@ottawa.ca.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

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    We are pleased that you are able to attend one of the focus groups for the Ottawa Rural Economic Development Strategy. Please complete the following registration information.

    Session 1: West Carleton-March

    Wednesday, June 12, 1 to 3 pm

    Carp Agricultural Hall

    3790-3832 Carp Rd, Carp, ON

    Session 2: Rideau-Goulbourn

    Registration for the session is currently closed as we are at capacity.

    Please note that the purpose of this session is not to address any specific planning applications, such as that of the

    We are pleased that you are able to attend one of the focus groups for the Ottawa Rural Economic Development Strategy. Please complete the following registration information.

    Session 1: West Carleton-March

    Wednesday, June 12, 1 to 3 pm

    Carp Agricultural Hall

    3790-3832 Carp Rd, Carp, ON

    Session 2: Rideau-Goulbourn

    Registration for the session is currently closed as we are at capacity.

    Please note that the purpose of this session is not to address any specific planning applications, such as that of the proposed manure storage facility. Economic Development Staff are not in a position to address any questions related to rural planning applications. If you have questions regarding any specific development applications they can be addressed to Adam Brown, Manager, Development Review – Rural  Adam.Brown@ottawa.ca.

    Session 3: Osgoode

    Thursday, June 13, 1 to 3 pm

    Stuart Holmes Arena (Osgoode Community Centre)

    5660 Osgoode Main Street

    Ottawa, ON

    Session 4: Cumberland

    Thursday, June 13, 6 to 8 pm

    R.J. Kennedy Community Centre and Arena

    1115 Dunning, Cumberland, ON

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