Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.20
Liaison Jonathan Rausseo
Submission Date March 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Ottawa
EN-10: Community Partnerships

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Jonathan Rausseo
campus sustainability manager
physical resources service
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Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability :
OPIRG-GRIPO Ontario Public Interest Research Group

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? :
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe?:
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus?:
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above:

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group's mission is to bring together and build upon a broad-based community dedicated to social, economic and environmental justice. OPIRG is concerned with the contribution that students, the university, and the community can make towards social change. Funds a distributed on a project basis determined by a board composed of community representatives.
OPIRG: http://opirg-gripo.ca
fees that fund the group: http://www.uottawa.ca/university-fees/incidental-fees-undergraduate
http://www.opirg-gripo.ca/actiongroups-22/


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (2nd partnership):
CaGBC - Ottawa Regional Chapter

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (2nd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (2nd partnership):
Multi-year or ongoing

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (2nd partnership):
The partnership simultaneously supports social equity and wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (2nd partnership) (Yes, No, or Not Sure):
No

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (2nd partnership):

"The Canada Green Building Council – Ottawa Chapter is the region’s leading authority on green building best practices. Representing 50 firms and over 300 green building professionals our members are involved in virtually every green building construction and renovation project in the region. The University of Ottawa's Office of campus sustainability has partnered with the Regional Chapter to help with the committee organize meetings, execute events, and advocate for greener buildings in the City.

http://www.cagbc.org/CAGBC/Chapters/OttawaRegion/About_Us/CAGBC/Chapters/Ottawa/About.aspx?hkey=993fc117-29c7-4608-b789-4dc4376d5534"


Name of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability (3rd partnership):
St. Joes (community charitable organization)

Does the institution provide financial or material support for the partnership? (3rd partnership):
Yes

Which of the following best describes the partnership timeframe? (3rd partnership):
Short-term project or event

Which of the following best describes the partnership’s sustainability focus? (3rd partnership):
The partnership supports at least one, but not all three, dimensions of sustainability

Are underrepresented groups and/or vulnerable populations engaged as equal partners in strategic planning, decision-making, implementation and review? (3rd partnership) (Yes, No, or Unknown):
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal community partnership to advance sustainability, including website URL (if available) and information to support each affirmative response above (3rd partnership):

The University of Ottawa has an ongoing relationship with St. Joe's whereby the University of Ottawa donates food and household items to the group. This allows the University to prevent items from being landfilled; lowering our costs of operations.


A brief description of the institution’s other community partnerships to advance sustainability:

The University partners with multiple organizations to help further sustainability in the community, each to varying degrees. There are working groups with the City of Ottawa for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, waste management planning with City community centres, and donations to charitable organizations such as the Humane Society and emergency shelter services.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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