Vicky Smallman
Shaping Kitchissippi With You

2006 Ottawa Municipal Election
Ottawa Council • Ward 15

About Vicky Smallman

Vicky Smallman is a passionate advocate for her community. A tireless worker for positive change, she hopes to put that energy to work for people in Kitchissippi ward.

Vicky moved to Ottawa in 1998 and bought a home in Hintonburg six years ago. She is active in the Hintonburg Community Association, is a founding member of the Ottawa Witness Group, a community policing watchdog, and is currently a director of Creative Neighbourhoods, Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening neighbourhood identity and improving the use of public space in all of Ottawa's neighbourhoods. She was a member of the city's Mobility Issues Advisory Committee (now the Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee) for two years and helped coordinate its public consultations. Vicky is also the Vice-Chair of the National Capital Region Chapter of Equal Voice, a national advocacy group addressing the issue of women's under-representation at all levels of government in Canada.

Vicky brought her passion for her community to cyberspace in 2005, when she began publishing the weblog, Miss Vicky's Offhand Remarks. Named one of the Ottawa Citizen's Top 10 Ottawa Blogs, the website is a mixture of opinion and analysis of municipal issues, promotion of local events, landmarks, shops and restaurants, and reflections on life in Kitchissippi.

Vicky was the Ontario Chair of the Canadian Federation of Students in 1996, during a time when all public services faced tremendous cuts from the Mike Harris government. Her experiences in this era helped her develop considerable skills as an advocate, coalition-builder and problem-solver. She decided to continue pursuing a career in advocacy and public policy. Before starting her current position as a professional officer with the Canadian Association of University Teachers, Vicky did contract research, government relations and policy analysis work for the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations, the New Democratic Party and the Canadian Council for International Cooperation.

Born in Kingston, Ontario into a military family, Vicky has lived all over Canada, including Hamilton, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She completed her BA with Honours in English at St. Francis Xavier University, her MA in Irish Literature at the University College Dublin. She was in the middle of a PhD programme at McMaster University when she became the Ontario Chair of the Canadian Federation of Students. Vicky lives with her partner, Patrick Denny, and their dog Winston.

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About Kitchissippi

(From Wikipedia - Jan. 6th 2006)

Kitchissippi Ward (Ward 15) is a city ward in the city of Ottawa, Canada. It gets its name from the Algonquin word for Great River. The ward is slightly west of downtown, and covers the neighbourhoods of Broadview, Champlain Park, Civic Hospital, Hampton Park, Hintonburg, Island Park, McKellar Heights, McKellar Park, Mechanicsville, Westboro Beach, Westboro, and Wellington West.

Currently, the ward is represented by Shawn Little. He won the seat in the 2000 election after a bitter fight against Regional Council member Linda Davis.

Population data

The Ward's estemated population will be 38,900 in 2006. At the Canada 2001 Census it had 36,795 people.

Languages (mother tongue)
  1. English: 54.5%
  2. French: 15.6%
  3. Arabic: 7.9%
  4. Spanish: 1.8%
  5. Chinese: 1.1% (inc. Mandarin, Cantonese and Chinese)
  6. Italian: 1.1%
  1. Roman Catholic: 36.2%
  2. No religion: 21.4%
  3. United Church of Canada: 10.2%
  4. Anglican: 9.9%
  5. Muslim: 3.2%
  6. Jewish: 2.6%
  7. Presbyterian: 2.5%
  8. Buddhist: 1.6%
  9. Baptist: 1.6%
  10. Lutheran: 1.0%
  • Average household income: $70,307
  • Average income (male): $46,904
  • Average income (female): $33,443

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Ward Map

(From the City of Ottawa website)
Ward Map
Larger Versions: jpg pdf

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