MEDIA ADVISORY: 380 Murray to get a facelift – thanks to volunteers from Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, United Way Ottawa

November 27, 2018 – A group volunteers from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and United Way Ottawa will paint hallways at 380 Murray St. on November 28.

The whole-day event is part of United Way Ottawa’s Community Action Day, which pairs workplace teams with OCHC communities and enables them to work together on a volunteer project.

Both groups have volunteered in other OCHC Communities this year.

When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018


9:00am:  United Way volunteers arrive/registration
9:15am: Work begins on 3 floors with United Way volunteers
12:00pm: Work ends on 3 floors and break for lunch
1:00pm:   CNSC Volunteers arrive/registration
1:10pm:  Remarks Brian Gilligan Vice President, Community Development
1:20pm:   Work begins
4:00pm:   Event Ends (note: event may end earlier if work is completed)

Media are welcomed to attend the event.

About 380 Murray Street:

  • 230 apartments in an 11-storey building, built in 1973
  • There are approximately 360 residents in the Murray community, with children and youth representing 21% of the population
  • There is an active tenant association in this community
  • Community partners include:
    • Lowertown Good Neighbors Community House
    • Lowertown, Our Home
    • Options Bytown

About the Canadian Nuclear Safety

CNSC was established in 2000 under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act and reports to Parliament through the Minister of Natural Resources. CNSC was created to replace the former Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB), which was founded in 1946.

This is the CNSC’s second volunteer event with OCHC. Earlier this year, they painted privacy fences and benches in our Silver Heights community

About Community Action Day

United Way Ottawa puts on Community Action Days to connect workplace teams with OCHC communities, enabling them to work together and take action on a volunteer project.

This is United Way Ottawa’s third Community Action Day with OCHC this year.

  • In April, a group of volunteers recruited by United Way painted hallways at Walkley Road seniors community
  • In August, volunteers cleared overgrowth at Lavigne Court community
  • Last year a group of volunteers painted a large fence and cleared overgrowth at Woodland Place in July and another group painted the hallways at Russell Gardens in November.

 About OCHC

Ottawa Community Housing (OCHC) provides approximately 15,000 homes to over 32,000 tenants, including seniors, parents, children, couples, singles and persons with special needs, within many communities across the City of Ottawa. OCHC houses a diverse population of varying languages, ethnicity and cultures. OCHC is the largest social housing provider in Ottawa, managing two-thirds of the City’s social housing portfolio, and is the second largest in Ontario. | Twitter | LinkedIN | Facebook

For additional information please contact:

Jennifer McIntosh – Communications and Marketing Specialist – OCH – Cell: 613-914-9953


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