Peoples Official Plan Coalition

The City of Ottawa’s Official Plan does not go far enough to deal effectively with the climate emergency, the homelessness emergency, housing equity, active transportation, access to greenspace, waste management, walkability, human-scale intensification, food security and other key dimensions of urban life. We work to analyse and shape policy outcomes of the City’s Official Plan and its implementation, with a view to greater economic, social and climate justice, and ethical city planning practice.

Who are we?

We bring urgency and ambition to city hall​

The Peoples Official Plan (POP) is a coalition of organizations focused on bringing greater urgency and ambition on climate and social justice issues to the implementation of Ottawa’s Official Plan.

The Official Plan guides the City of Ottawa’s development. POP analyses and tracks progress and advocates for specific policies and actions that will make Ottawa a more liveable, equitable, and sustainable city.


Motions to improve the City’s Official Plan.


Pages of technical report on the City of Ottawa’s Draft Official Plan.


Participant organizations that advocate on various environmental and social justice issues.

Key Documents

The Latest

POP Letter On User Pay Waste Program

Thursday, May 25 2023 Mayor Mark Sutcliffe & City Councillors 110 Laurier Ave WestOttawa, ONK1P 1J1 Re: Curbside Waste Diversion Policy: Partial User Pay Bag/Tag Program Dear Mayor and Council,…

POP Letter on City Leadership Recruitment

May 8, 2023 His Worship Mayor Sutcliffe and City Councillors 110 Laurier Avenue WestOttawa, ONK1P 1J1 Dear Mayor Sutcliffe and Members of City Council, With fast-emerging knowledge and demonstrations of…

POP Letter to GOHBA on Tewin

Pat Daniels, PresidentJason Burggraaf, Executive DirectorThe Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association 30 Concourse Gate #108,Nepean, ON K2E 7V7 Dear Mr. Daniels and Mr. Burggraaf, There has been a great deal of…

Take Action

Contact Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe or your city councillor:

Our proposals

The way we see it​

Read our one page responses to the City of Ottawa’s Official Plan on how it can actually meet its stated objectives.

Supporting organization

We would like to thank the Ottawa Community Foundation for their generous support.