With COVID-19 postponing our usual AGM date of sometime in March or April, the 2020 KBCA Annual General Meeting was held on June 18,2020 as it's first Online AGM using GoToMeeting (from LogMeIn) online meeting technology and was a success. It was recorded and is available on YouTube

Information on how we modified our AGM process and procedures and how to use the GoToMeeting technology are available here:

38 people registered and 23 members of the community attended, in addition to the KBCA Directors.


  • COVID-19 - the City had the KBCA close the Community Centre on April 6. Currently, under special arrangement with the City of Ottawa, the Main Street Community Services (https://mainstreetcommunityservices.com) is using the Community Centre during July & Aug for their autistic and developmentally delayed clients. We have been working with the City in recent weeks to fully re-open under Stage 3 Provincial and Ottawa Public Health guidelines in early September. Initial response from our existing Community Centre users is they are keen to return
  • Clublink/Kanata Golf Course - the KBCA worked to assist the greenspace committee form a separate non-profit organization - the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coallition. The KBCA still participates with Kevin McCarthy as a director of both the KBCA and the KGPC. The KGPC has gone on to do major fund raising, hiring a Planner and Legal team, who participated in the recent court case between the City of Ottawa and Clublink to require that Clublink honour the 40% agreement. A judgement is expected sometime in October.
  • Renovations - The KBCA has brought on a new Community Centre Coordinator, who has expertise in project managing renovations and much of 2019 and early 2020 was spent on detailed plans, costing and quotations from suppliers and renovation services. Renovation of our 1st floor storage room is complete with industrial shelving, a caged lockable storage area and custom storage options based on our clients needs. A plan for 2020 was tabled at the AGM, but put on hold pending a better understanding our financial position due to COVID-19 impact, for which a public meeting will be held in the fall (tentatively Oct 15)
  • Ecology and Sustainability - our participation in the Neighbourwoods Tree Inventory program continued in 2019 as did several ecology/green initiatives & workshops with the Ecology Ottawa and Ottawa Biosphere Eco-City (OBEC), which were put on hold for 2020 with COVID-19
  • The Beaverbrook Heritage Walking Tour will be held (with COVID-19 safety measures) on Labour Day Weekend 2020
  • Hydro-One issues with vegetation management concerns were addressed for several properties on Penfield, with the aid of Jenna Sudds and KBCA contacts @ Hydro One
  • The proposed development at 1131 Teron came up again with a new buyer (Montreal apartment builder/developer) with modified plans in Fall 2019, which resulted in community consultation, primarily with the Bethune Condominium. We have just learned that the Montreal Developer has re-sold the property (sale will close in Sept). This suggests that with COVID-19 and work from home as the future of high tech that the development is no longer viable.

The KBCA had two guest speakers who outlined their services during COVID-19 in separate presentations (within the online meeting)

  • The Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre (Michelle Hurtubise - Exec Director)
  • The Beaverbrook Regional Branch of the Ottawa Public Library (Jennifer Evans - Coordinator,  Beaverbrook Branch)

Looking for

The KBCA needs additional Directors, Volunteers and part time paid staff


  • Treasurer
  • Tech Director
  • Communications Director

Paid part time:

  • Tech support (Mailing apps (e.g. mailerlite), Website, Google Apps management, VOIP, FB, Twitter

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