Balance OrléansFor a more fair distribution of federal government jobs in Ottawa
Balance Orléans Task Force
Balance Orléans has come together to raise awareness of the disparity in major employers in Orléans, with the goal of ending the disproportionate lack of federal government jobs in Orléans and realizing a new redevelopment plan for Orléans.
Balance Orléans is a grassroots movement with support for this issue. The Task Force is comprised of local leaders in the Orléans business community. The community will be speaking out to our political leaders that Orléans need to thrive as a dynamic, economically strong community as the rest of the national capital region is doing.
Press Release, April 13, 2018
By the Numbers
The federal government is Ottawa’s largest employer; however, Orléans has less than 50 federal jobs – that’s less than one-half of one percent:
Although Orléans boasts one the most educated and bilingual communities in Ottawa, we export most of our workforce every day. That’s a lost opportunity when light rail arrives in Orléans:
Balance Orléans Task Force Backgrounder
If you’d like to learn more about the Heart of Orléans BIA and how it works, here is our BIA Backgrounder.