July 16, 2019 – More than 50 volunteers from three different partners completed a makeover in the south-end OCHC community Ashgrove.
United Way Ottawa, the Canadian Institute for Health Information and the University of Ottawa volunteers painted fences in the family community. The Ashgrove community recently welcomed new families thanks to an expansion that created 16 additional homes.
United Way Ottawa, CIHI and the University of Ottawa have all contributed to volunteer projects that improve the lives of tenants in past years. OCHC was honoured to welcome them once again.
“We thank the groups that volunteered their time. Projects such as this provide a great value to tenants, and help to increase pride of place. Together we are building stronger, better communities.”
– Stéphane Giguère, CEO OCHC
“We are very fortunate to live in a city where so many people give back to their community. The work done through these important volunteer projects allows OCHC to work hand in hand with community partners to improve the lives of tenants.”
– Mathieu Fleury, Rideau-Vanier Councillor and OCHC Board Chair
“The donors we work with at United Way are always eager to make a difference in our community. Community Action Days channel that generosity in a unique way, and give participants an opportunity to see the positive impact of their actions.”
– John Heckbert, Senior Director, Philanthropic Giving, United Way Ottawa
• Constructed in 1979, the community has 114 two-storey townhomes
• More than 410 residents live in the community. Children and youth represent 47% of the population.
• OCHC recently welcomed new families into the community, thanks to an expansion that added 16 homes.
OCHC maintains nearly 15,000 homes to approximately 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 and affordable housing provider in Ottawa, managing two-thirds of the City’s social housing portfolio, and is the second largest in Ontario. OCHC was selected as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for the second consecutive year in 2019. www.och-lco.ca | Twitter | LinkedIN | Facebook
About United Way Ottawa
United Way Ottawa invests resources where they are needed most and will have the greatest impact. Through research, evaluation and partnerships with community experts we identify the root causes of the biggest social challenges facing our community and help find solutions that change tens of thousands of lives for the better. One hundred percent of donations to United Way Ottawa stay in Ottawa to help those most in need. Learn more about our work at www.unitedwayottawa.ca.
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) provides comparable and actionable data and information that are used to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance and population health across Canada. Our stakeholders use our broad range of health system databases, measurements and standards, together with our evidence-based reports and analyses, in their decision-making processes.
About University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is the largest bilingual (English-French) university in the world. Located at the heart of Canada’s capital, we have ready access to the great institutions of our country. Our advances in social sciences, health, engineering, science and the humanities make uOttawa a unique place to learn, grow and excel.
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Hayley Robateau – Manager, Media Relations and Communications – United Way Ottawa
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