Balance Orléans

For 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.  

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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:

Federal Employees by Place of Work 2012
Employés fédéraux par lieu de travail pour 2012

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:

Traffic Patterns, Morning Commute 2016
Mouvements de la circulation, la navette du matin pour 2016

Balance Orléans Task Force Backgrounder


More About Us

The Heart of Orléans Business Improvement Area (BIA) represents over 350 businesses in St-Joseph Boulevard district in Orleans. We strengthen the BIA’s economic development by advocating on behalf of our members, promoting the area as a business district, and making streetscape improvements.

Background Information

If you’d like to learn more about the Heart of Orléans BIA and how it works, here is our BIA Backgrounder.

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