The City needs your input-please complete the survey

Please take a moment to provide feedback to Stephen Blais by completing the survey below. It is important that he receives comments from the rural portion of the Ward. "This survey is being conducted to obtain a better understanding of the needs of the residents of Cumberland Ward and how your representative and the City of Ottawa is responding to these needs. Your responses will be strictly confidential and not associated with your personal information in any way. "

Cumberland Ward 19 Survey

Notice of Adoption of Official Plan Amendment 180 / Avis d'adoption de la modification 180 du Plan officiel

Amendment 180 outlined below with respect to growth projections, employment land review and agricultural land review and or you requested notice for one or more of the associated Official Plan Amendments #140, #141 or #150 that remain under appeal.

Please find attached the Notice of Adoption of Official Plan Amendment #180. OPA #180 amends the Official Plan in relation to growth projections, employment land review and agricultural land review.

Lamplighter - January 2017

Catch up on the news about Cumberland by reading the Lamplighter! In this issue:

  • Mark your calendar CCA AGM - Tuesday, June 6, 7pm
  • Beach 'Buoys' in Cumberland Family Beach Party
  • Outdoor Rink Reservation
  • Tales from the Trails
  • Wilsondale Trails (formerly Cumberland Trails) Map
  • Scouts update
  • Calendar of Events
  • NEW: Advertizing opportunity (support local businesses) Contact us at

Lamplight - October 2016

Catch up on the news about Cumberland by reading the Lamplighter! In this issue:

  • October 29th Halloween Pub Night
  • Christmas in Cumberland
  • Home & Village Tour
  • Tales from the Trails
  • Beautification
  • 174 Working Group Update
  • Volunteers Needed-Out Door Rink
  • Harvest Market
  • Glimpes of Cumberland XIXth and XXth Centuries

Rural Connections - August

Civic Events Funding Program

  • Local not-for-profit organizations such as community groups and recreation associations are invited to apply for funding to provide one to two-day community events with free admission that foster civic pride and develop community cohesion. These events are held in a specific geographic district in Ottawa, and encompass a broad range of activities and family entertainment.
  • The event does not need to be held on a statutory holiday. Your community event can now be celebrated anytime during 2017. 

New In 2017

Rural Connections - July

Rural Association Partnership Program

  • If you are an Ottawa organization operating a rural fair, a farmers’ market or a rural business organization such as a Chamber of Commerce or Business Improvement Areas, you may be eligible for funding of up to $7,500 through the City of Ottawa’s Rural Association Partnership Program (RAPP).
  • The second-round of RAPP funding is now available with applications being accepted until Friday, August 19 at 4 pm.

The objectives of the RAPP are:

Appeal to the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change regarding the Environmental Study Report Ottawa Road 174 / Prescott-Russell County Road 17 Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

On July 4, 2016 the Cumberland Community Association (CCA) 174 Working Group submitted an Appeal to the Ontario Minister of the Environment and Climate Change regarding the Environmental Study Report Ottawa Road 174 / Prescott-Russell County Road 17 Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Schedule C Study. The Environmental Study Report (see report summary in Appendix A of the attached Appeal document) recommends widening Ottawa Road 174 between Trim Road and Canaan Road from one to two lanes in each direction with a concrete center barrier. 

Wild Parsnip Coverage Map, Photos, Information

Attached you will find a map of the city noting wild parsnip infestation, ranging from spotty to heavy in patches throughout the Cumberland Village area. This is a dangerous plant that can cause long term issues. Some information from is below. Please visit the city website for more information on the City strategy for dealing with it, reporting it, and for additional health and safety information regarding it.

Draft Community Design Principles - Community Planning

Update on community planning

CCA is working on guidelines for long-term development in Cumberland. This project is an extension of the Community Vision exercise (2008-2011) and the Updated Secondary Plan for Cumberland Village (2011).

Through the planning exercises, Cumberland residents told us they are proud of where they live, value nature and the outdoors and the small-town pace of life. At the same time, new commercial and residential growth would help make our village more sustainable.

Rural Well Water Testing

Rural well water testing

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) has established permanent sites across Ottawa where well owners can drop off their water samples and pick up new bottles for future testing. This makes it more convenient for residents living on residential well systems to have their well water tested for free. The Eastern Ontario Health Unit website offers a list of drop-off sites, as well as times when water samples are accepted. You may also pick up water sample bottles for future testing.

2016 Cumberland Cares-Dominican Republic

By Lyle Fair

In the spring of 2015, Robert and Hilary Merritt created an organization called Cumberland Cares that would raise money to help a number of charity projects in the Dominican Republic.  The intent was to create a group willing to travel to the island nation to build a home and provide funds to other needy causes.  Furthermore, they wanted the funding for the home and other projects to come from the community of eastern Ottawa as a way to connect residences with a common goal. 

Learn to Use an IPAD

Course offered by the City of Ottawa at Ray Friel Recreation Complex. Designed for new users or those undecided about purchasing an iPad®.

We are also offering hands on workshops for those want to get more comfortable using their Ipad. Programs start in April. Call for more information.

613-830-2747 ext 224.

Free Exercise Program for Adults 65+

Better Strength, Better Balance! is a fall prevention exercise and education program for people aged 65+.

This is a beginner level program for those wishing to improve their strength and balance. Strong muscles, strong bones and better balance will make you more mobile and less likely to fall.  Better Strength, Better Balance! classes are unsuitable for people who are very active.

The program is offered in the winter, spring and fall