Welcome to Carleton Heights and Area Residents Association (CHARA). 

Carleton Heights and Area Residents Association is a volunteer-run community association. Our objectives are to forge partnerships within our community and build a healthy community spirit among our residents and local businesses.

We monitor and report through monthly meetings and minutes any development proposals, by-law changes or similar matters concerning real property. 

The association hosts summer BBQs, holiday events, and yard sales and is the main force behind the ever popular, community outdoor ice rink.  CHARA depends on volunteers’ good nature (residents and businesses) in order to provide a safe and happy environment.

Funding comes from contributions from the City of Ottawa, especially for the rink.  As well, private donations and our community events provide additional funds.  CHARA also promotes and makes representation to authorities, for example, The Committee of Adjustment, concerning minor variance applications.