New! Introducing the Stakeholder Sounding Board

There are a wide range of stakeholders interest in and potentially impacted by a future Waste Plan. As well as making every effort to reach and engage all residents and stakeholders, a Stakeholder Sounding Board (SSB) was established at the beginning of 2020. The SSB consists of individuals and organizations who represent a broad range of resident and stakeholder perspectives and interests, including differing demographics and housing types. The SSB also provides a forum for mutual learning and enhanced discourse on related topics and acts as a channel to further communicate engagement opportunities to the wider community.

Who are the members?

Waste Watch Ottawa

Recycling Council of Ontario


University of Ottawa

Carleton University

Algonquin College

Ontario Waste Management Association

Ottawa Community Housing (OCH)

Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association (GOHBA)

Social Planning Council of Ottawa

Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa (FCA)

Eastern Ontario Landlord Organization

Canadian Association for Retired Persons (CARP, Ottawa Chapter 26)

Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (ESAC)

Osgoode Ward Business Association

Dunrobin Community Association

National Capital Commission (NCC)

Ottawa Coalition of BIAs

CAFES (Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability)

How has the SSB been engaged so far?

In May 2020 the SSB was engaged to gain input on a vision for the Waste Plan. A two-hour workshop took place where members broke into smaller breakout discussions in order to better facilitate the conversations. Input from this meeting was used, alongside feedback heard over the course of all engagement activities from May to September, to help develop a vision statement for the Waste Plan.

Three workshops were then held with the SSB in September 2020, the purpose of which was to:

  1. Help ensure we had incorporated feedback from all residents and stakeholders into the vision statement.
  2. Provide comments on guiding principles and goals for the Waste Plan which were, again, written based on feedback from all residents and stakeholders during engagement series 1.
  3. Gain feedback to inform the development of the evaluation tool, which will be used to assess the options for the Waste Plan using a triple bottom line approach (i.e., the environmental, social and financial considerations of each option).
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