City of Ottawa Workers Encouraged to Work from Home on November 24th
Proclamation in Support of Workopolis' Quest for a National Work from Home Day
Mayor of Ottawa will proclaim next Wednesday, November 24, 2010 as a
Telework Day in the City of Ottawa. The Proclamation is on the heels of
the motion put forward by Councillor Maria McRae, and approved by
Ottawa City Council on August 25, 2010 directing city staff to proceed
with telework implementation where operationally feasible.
announcement dovetails with a National Work from Home Day campaign
championed by Workopolis. Since June, more than 45,000 Canadians have
pledged their support on Facebook in favour increasing productivity at
work, decreasing pollution and strengthening quality of life and on
November 24th, Liberal MP Mike Savage will address the issue in
What: The Proclamation encourages
all residents and City staff to work from home, where feasible, on this
day to demonstrate support for an annual National Work from Home Day.
With this act, the City of Ottawa leads the nation in lowering the
environmental impact of commuting to work and increasing the
productivity of employees.
When: Interview availabilities on Thursday, November 18th
Who: Maria McRae, City Councillor, River Ward and long-time proponent of teleworking
Available to speak about:
Gabriel Bouchard, President, Workopolis
- Why working from home is a smart solution option for City of Ottawa workers;
- The economic, recruitment and retention benefits associated with working from home; and
- The origin of a National Work from Home Day and why Workopolis is supporting the movement.
To arrange an interview or for more information, contact:
Amy Davidson or Sarah McConnell
For the Office of Maria McRae, River Ward City Councillor:
613-580-2424 ext. 27878