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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The City of Ottawa continues to take COVID-19 seriously, and in following the advice of provincial and federal governments is making significant changes to services and programming to help protect health and wellbeing of the community. City Hall is temporarily closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In-person Committee and Council meetings have been cancelled. Such meetings, as warranted, will be held electronically until further notice. For more information about service disruptions, please visit our COVID-19 webpage:

You can watch live City Council or Committee meetings on the Ottawa City Council YouTube Channel . City Council Meetings will also be broadcast live on RogersTV Cable 22 and live streamed on the RogersTV Website.

Persons wishing to provide comments to Committee or Council on any agenda items may submit such comments in writing, by email to the Committee or Council Coordinator, or by calling the Committee or Council Coordinator. Additional information on the process for members of the public to participate electronically in Committee meetings, including providing oral comments/ public delegations will be available as part of the Agenda for the Committee meeting or by contacting the Committee Coordinator Agendas and Contact details can be found on the Council and Committee Meeting Portal.

Watch or listen to Council and Committee meetings

Watch or listen to live meetings in progress, or access the video or audio of past meetings, directly on YouTube.

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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.

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Council, committee and board agendas and minutes

Please note that while the City of Ottawa is transitioning to new E-Agenda software, you can continue to access Council and Committee materials through the existing SIRE E-Agenda page.

If at any time you are unable to find a document or access this page, please send an email to (link sends e-mail)

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

Upcoming meetings of the Ottawa Board of Health, Ottawa Police Services Board, Ottawa Public Library Board and Committee of Adjustment can also be found in SIRE E-Agenda.

Archived audio from committee meetings

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Archived City Council webcasts

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City Council videos for meetings that occurred from 2006 to 2012 are provided below.

 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?

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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. The current term began on December 1, 2018 and ends on November 14, 2022.

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 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

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
  • 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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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 ] Rawlson King
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