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Watch or listen to City Council meetings

Council, committee and board agendas and minutes

View or listen to live meetings in progress, or access the video or audio of past meetings, directly on YouTube at the following links:

English Stream (Ottawa City Council)

French Stream (Conseil municipal d’Ottawa)

In order to access the YouTube live stream, the most recent version of Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, or Safari is required.  It will not work with Internet Explorer (IE) 10 or earlier.

City Council meeting video with Closed Captioning is available in both French and English courtesy of Rogers TV. For most Standing Committees, Sub-Committees, Transit Commission and the Police Services Board, the meeting audio is available in the language being spoken in the meeting room.

LIVE AND PAST MEETINGS

Please note that the City of Ottawa is transitioning to a new E-Agenda software in 2019. Try out the interim version of our new portal , where you can view and search meeting materials, or listen to or view standing committee audiocasts and Council webcasts (in YouTube). To access this content, you will need:

  • Most recent version of Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, or Safari
  • Operating system: Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.7+, or Ubuntu 10+
  • Internet connection with 1+ Mbps

During this transition period, you can continue to Access Committee and Council materials through the existing SIRE E-Agenda page, which works best on Internet Explorer.

OLDER MEETINGS

Looking for old Council, Standing Committee, Transit Commission or Advisory Committee meeting minutes?Review meetings that occurred prior to June 18, 2012.

Looking for Committee audiocasts that occurred prior to January 2013? Listen to past committee meetings.

Looking for Council webcasts that occurred prior to January 2013? Watch previous Council meetings.

Archived City Council webcasts

City Council video sample
Video supplied by Rogers TV

For upcoming Council and Standing Committee meetings use e-Agenda, you can search meeting materials, see voting records, browse the OpenData catalogue, or listen to or view standing committee audiocasts and webcasts.

Archived video-on-demand:

2012 – Council Meetings

2011 – Council Meetings

2010 – Council Meetings

2009 – Council Meetings

2008 – Council Meetings

2007 – Council Meetings

2006 – Council Meetings

How does Council govern your City?

Andrew S. Haydon Hall

Who is your City government?

The City of Ottawa is governed by an elected 24-member City Council comprised of the Mayor, representing the city as a whole, and 23 Councillors, representing the city’s individual wards. The Mayor and City Councillors serve four-year terms, beginning on December 1, 2014.

How does City Council affect you?

Decisions made by City Council have a direct effect on the residents of Ottawa and impact the type, level and variety of municipal services provided to you. Council is the decision-making body responsible for the administration of the City of Ottawa and is responsible for turning community needs into municipal services including policing, water, transit, garbage and recycling, sewers, fire and paramedics.

How does Council govern your City?

Watch live or archived City Council meetings by Webcast with footage provided by Rogers Television 22 on ottawa.ca or listen to live or archived standing committee/commission meeting audio casts.

  • City Council meetings:
    In accordance with the Procedure By-law, City Council meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, usually beginning at 10 a.m. in Andrew S. Haydon Hall at City Hall. Council meets once a month in March, July, August and December, and once in the October of an election year as determined by the Mayor. 
  • Standing Committees:
    City Council appoints standing committees, made up solely of Councillors, (with the exceptions of Transit Commission and Built Heritage Sub-Committee, both of which include Members of Council and citizen members), to study specific issues before bringing them to a meeting of City Council. It is at the standing committee/commission that you may make a five-minute presentation and voice your opinions and provide feedback on City issues being considered by the committee/commission, before recommendations are given to Council. To make a presentation, you can contact the staff member responsible for the standing committee/commission in advance of the meeting or you can sign up to make a presentation at the meeting. View the meeting listing for the specific standing committee/commission to find out who the staff contact is or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).
     
  • Advisory Committees:
    Advisory committees provide advice to City Council and staff on specifically mandated areas of interest, and contribute to the development of policies, programs and initiatives. Advisory committees are composed of volunteers, appointed by Council. . Advisory Committee membership is tied to the Term of Council, and recruitment takes place once, early in each Term of Council and again at approximately mid-term.   If you think you may be interested in applying to serve on a particular advisory committee, attend one of their meetings to get a better sense of how it works, what it does and what is expected of its members. View the meeting listing for the specific Advisory Committee to find out who the staff contact is or contact committees@ottawa.ca

Are you welcome at City Council, standing committee and advisory committee meetings?

YES! All City Council, standing committee and advisory committee meetings are open to the public and your attendance is welcomed and encouraged. To find out when meetings are scheduled, you have several options:

  • View City Council, standing committee and advisory committee meeting listings on ottawa.ca.
  • City Council, standing committee and advisory committee meetings are advertised in the City page in Friday’s edition of Ottawa’s daily newspapers.
  • Sign up for the City’s e-subscription to receive a weekly Meetings at Ottawa City Hall next week electronic advisory.

The meeting listings include the date, time and location, the agenda and a listing of the staff contact for each meeting.

While you are welcome at all meetings, it is only at standing committee and advisory committee meetings that you may make a presentation.

How can you as a resident be involved in municipal affairs?

As a resident you have a vital role in the government of your City. Qualified electors have the right to vote in municipal elections to elect the Mayor, City Councillors and school board Trustees. While elections are held every four years, residents can be involved in the process at all times by:

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  • Attending City Council, standing committee and advisory committee meetings.
  • Contacting the Mayor or your City Councillor directly. If you are unsure who your City Councillor is, the City’s ward map may help. You can also contact Client Centre Service staff for assistance at 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).
  • Attending a public consultation. The City conducts public consultations on a continuous basis to collect the public's views and opinions on various issues ranging from traffic management, to service delivery and environment protection.
  • Volunteering for an advisory committee.
  • Becoming a City volunteer.

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E-subscriptions

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As a subscriber, you will receive a City Council Update following each council meeting that summarizes some of the major decisions made by City Council. You will also be sent a weekly notification of upcoming Meetings at Ottawa City Hall.

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City wards

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City Wards

Ward Number

Ward Name

Councillor

1

Orléans [ PDF 1.6 MB ]

Matthew Luloff

2

Innes [ PDF 1.6 MB ]

Laura Dudas

3

Barrhaven [ PDF 1.4 MB ]

Jan Harder

4

Kanata North [ PDF 1.2 MB ]

Jenna Sudds

5

West Carleton-March [ PDF 2.8 MB ]

Eli El-Chantiry

6

Stittsville [ PDF 1.8 MB ]

Glen Gower

7

Bay [ PDF 1.6 MB ]

Theresa Kavanaugh

8

College [ PDF 1.7 MB ]

Rick Chiarelli

9

Knoxdale-Merivale [ PDF 1.5 MB ]

Keith Egli

10

Gloucester-Southgate [ PDF 1.7 MB ]

Diane Deans

11

Beacon Hill-Cyrville [ PDF 1.1 MB ]

Tim Tierney

12

Rideau-Vanier [ PDF 1.2 MB ]

Mathieu Fleury

13

Rideau-Rockcliffe [ PDF 1.5 MB ]

Rideau-Rockcliffe

14

Somerset [ PDF 1.2 MB ]

Catherine McKenney

15

Kitchissippi [ PDF 1.3 MB ]

Jeff Leiper

16

River [ PDF 1.7 MB ]

Riley Brockington

17

Capital [ PDF 1.3 MB ]

Shawn Menard

18

Alta Vista [ PDF 1.2 MB ]

Jean Cloutier

19

Cumberland [ PDF 1.7 MB ]

Stephen Blais

20

Osgoode [ PDF 1.8 MB ]

George Darouze

21

Rideau-Goulbourn [ PDF 3.3 MB ]

Scott Moffatt

22

Gloucester-South Nepean [ PDF 1.4 MB ]

Carol Anne Meehan

23

Kanata South [ PDF 1.6 MB ]

Allan Hubley