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.

Key Documents

The Latest

POP Written submission on Bill 23

The Peoples Official Plan Le Plan Officiel Populaire To the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy Re: Bill 23, the “More Homes, Built Faster Act” Whitney Block Room…

POP Rally against Bill 23

On November 15th, the Peoples Official Plan Coalition held a rally at City Hall to reject Bill 23. It was an opportunity to stand together as Ottawa residents with the…

POP Mayoral Debates on the Environment

In the lead up to the October 2022 Ottawa Municipal Election, POP organized four Mayoral Debates on the Environment to allow Ottawa residents to learn what environment & climate justice…

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.