Carolyn Kropp for Alta Vista Ward 18

A Fresh Perspective for Alta Vista

Carolyn Kropp for Alta Vista Ward 18

Carolyn Kropp – Candidate for Councillor

Alta Vista Ward 18

Election Day is October 24, 2022
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“I believe in the notion that people matter more than opinions. I want to amplify others’ voices and advocate for those who can’t.”

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My Priorities

Alta Vista Focused

Commit to opening a community office to expand the Councillor’s availability in the community and address day-to-day concerns

Fiscal Responsibility and Progressive Policies

Ensure that municipal taxes remain affordable while protecting essential City services.

Working Collaboratively

Build trust and teamwork within City Hall and across the community to address the unprecedented economic, social, environmental and cultural pressures we are currently facing.

What People Are Saying About Carolyn

Having known Carolyn through our mutual involvement on the Pleasant Park PS Parent Council for many years, I can attest to her leadership skills, fine judgement and excellent work ethic. And as shown by her leadership in the formation of and continued involvement in Màmawi Together, she has reached outside the usual school community space to see through a more inclusive and broader lens regarding Ward and City issues. Her fair and non-partisan judgement and endless energy will serve her well as Alta Vista’s next Councillor!

John Marshall
Former President Canterbury Community Association

Guildwood Residents Alliance (GRA) members met with Carolyn Kropp and are very impressed with her openness, frankness, and commitment to Alta Vista as well has her pledge to be a strong and hard-working councillor for Alta Vista residents. Her established networking experience with and knowledge of the workings of community organizations, not-for-profit entities and the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government are a true asset. Ms. Kropp has pledged to listen actively to constituents’ concerns and questions, and intends to establish a Councillor’s Office within the ward to facilitate communications and availability. She is committed to being a strong councillor at the Council Table, capable of representing and defending the interests and needs of residents of the Alta Vista Community. She has acquired a thorough understanding of those interests and needs through her professional work and network of contacts.

With her determination, collaborative attitude, active listening skill and wealth of experience and knowledge, Ms. Kropp is well-positioned to provide effective representation of the Alta Vista Community and defend the community’s interests with heart and energy.

Lynne Davidson-Fournier
President, Guildwood Residents Alliance

I have known Carolyn Kropp for 9 years in my capacity as Principal of Hillcrest High School and Board member of Màmawi Together. During this time, I have worked closely with her in her role as a member of the Hillcrest School Council as well as her role as a Director of Màmawi Together. I have always been impressed with Carolyn‘s ability to listen to all stakeholders speak and build consensus amongst members in the group. Her commitment and passion to the work that she does is demonstrated in the time commitments, solid decision making abilities, her excellent communication skills and her approach to a variety of audience is supportive and caring. She has exceptional organization skills. Carolyn makes sure people are feeling listened to, supported in their work, and she is a team builder and player who at the core of her work, deeply cares about her involvement in the variety of organizations she is involved in. I strongly support and endorse her campaign to become a city councillor representing the Alta Vista ward in the city of Ottawa.

Geordie Walker
Past Principal Hillcrest High School
The Learning Partnership’s Award for Canada’s Outstanding Principal, 2017

Extreme frustration at a long term care home where my husband was led me in desperation to my MPPs office. Carolyn Kropp, my MPP’s assistant, handled my case with diplomacy and a very strong sense of justice. She gave extra time to accommodate my senior years by coming to my place after office hours for paperwork on documents. The end result was my husband, who had severe dementia, was extremely happy with the change for the better. He spoke these words: “I love it, I love it!” with the biggest and happiest smile. Thank you Carolyn.
With Carolyn as our Councillor, Alta Vista will have the most caring, hard working and understanding person representing each and every individual living in Alta Vista.

Ranie White
94 year old Playfair Park resident

I told you a long time ago I would vote for you thanks to your help in the MPP’s community office. I hope you get in and I hope you bring about some good change for the City. We didn’t always agree on everything but I do say one thing, you do try to get stuff done and that’s what we need in a Councillor. Good luck!

Matt Hutt
Southvale resident

Meet Carolyn

Carolyn is a lifelong resident of Alta Vista ward and she and her husband are raising their 4 children here. She has deep roots in the community and is a dedicated advocate and volunteer. She has helped lead local volunteer organizations such as the Alta Vista Cooperative Nursery School, Pleasant Park School Council and the grassroots not-for-profit Màmawi Together.
Carolyn has additionally served the community while working alongside Ottawa South MPP John Fraser since 2016. She has come to know and care for the people who live, work and raise their families here while advocating on behalf of numerous local organizations, businesses, community associations, leaders and residents. She intimately knows and has dealt with many of the major issues for Alta Vista Ward and the City of Ottawa as a whole.

In her spare time, she is an avid runner, cyclist, triathlete, and you can usually see her walking around Alta Vista with their Great Dane.

Carolyn Kropp Alta Vista – Ward 18 – Welcome


Alta Vista needs a strong Councillor who will listen and always represent the views of residents on Council.  Citizens need a strong Councillor who cares for the community and who will work hard to strengthen services that will help improve quality of life.  Your Councillor should help you navigate City Hall, find answers to your questions, and solutions to your challenges. I will be that Councillor for Alta Vista Ward. 

I am continuously talking to residents, listening to their concerns and identifying possible solutions.  I have pursued this passionately through my professional career and my many volunteer roles in the community.  These many conversations have formed the basis of my vision for a safe, prosperous, and thriving community.

Issues in the Community

These are the common and pressing issues for Alta Vista residents that have been repeated at every door I have knocked:

Roads and Traffic

Affordable Housing

Parks and Recreation


Crime and Community Safety


Planning and Development