March 2021

Municipal Commemoration Policy Advisory Group established

For an introduction to the Advisory Group and its members, please visit the link here.

March 18 2021

First Municipal Commemoration Policy Advisory Group Meeting

For a summary of this meeting, please visit the link here.

April 15 2021

Second Municipal Commemoration Policy Advisory Group Meeting

For a summary of this meeting, please visit the link here.

May 14 2021

Algonquin Anishinabe Host Nation Engagement Session

A two-hour virtual engagement session was held on May 14, 2021 with Host Nation representatives. The session was organized and chaired by Lynn Whiteduck, Policy Analyst at the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council and Municipal Commemoration Policy Advisory Group Chair.

For a summary of the engagement session, please visit the link here.

June 17 2021

Third Municipal Commemoration Policy Advisory Group Meeting

For a summary of the meeting, please visit the link here.

July → December 2021

Analytical Survey of Past/Existing City of Ottawa Commemorative Programs and Policies

A survey of the gaps, opportunities and obstacles for the implementation of a unified, comprehensive, and standard municipal commemoration (including naming) policy will be undertaken. 

August → November 2021

Indigenous engagement with the Algonquin Anishinabe Host Nation and Urban First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities in Ottawa

Indigenous engagement activities will be organized to receive input from the Algonquin Anishinabe Host Nation as well as from Urban First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities in Ottawa.

September 23 2021

Fourth Municipal Commemoration Policy Advisory Group Meeting

September → October 2021

Bilingual Public Engagement Session

A bilingual public engagement session will be held to build awareness and to receive resident input and feedback in the fall of 2021.

October 2021

First draft of Municipal Commemoration Policy

October 21 2021

Fifth Municipal Commemoration Policy Advisory Group Meeting

December 02 2021

Sixth Municipal Commemoration Policy Advisory Group meeting

March → May 2022

Municipal Commemoration Policy submitted to City Council for Approval