Resources

Tenant Resources

View and/or download brochures, tenant newsletters, the tenant guide and more.

Public Resources

Service Canada

Service Canada provides information on federal programs such as Employment Insurance (EI), job banks, GST/HST credits, tax slips, Old Age Security (OAS), Records of Employment (ROE), birth certificates, passports, or Social Insurance Numbers (SIN). For more information:

Canada Pension

Almost all individuals who work in Canada contribute to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP). The CPP provides pensions and benefits when contributors retire, become disabled, or die. For information on retirement pension, survivor benefits, disability benefits and more:

Social Assistance

Ontario Works can help you with the cost of food and housing if you are in temporary financial need. The Ontario Disability Support Program can help you with the cost of food and housing if you have a disability and are in financial need. For more information:

2-1-1

The Community Information Centre of Ottawa (211) can help to connect you to community, social, health and government services in your community. 211 is a three-digit phone number that provides free, confidential and multilingual information and referrals.

City of Ottawa

Your one-stop shop for everything Ottawa-related. Find out more information about garbage collection, festivals and events, recreation programs, by-laws, and more.

Citizenship & Immigration

Find out more information about immigration, citizenship, work permits, refugees and asylum.

Employment Ontario

Employment Ontario helps set you up with training, skills and experience to achieve your goals, as well as connect you with employers who are hiring.

OC Transpo/ParaTranspo

OC Transpo delivers safe, reliable, and courteous transportation at a reasonable price. All OC Transpo fleets are accessible to those with mobility impairments.

Housing Resources

ONPHA

Ontario Non Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) is the voice of non-profit housing in Ontario. ONPHA is committed to the development of a strong and vital non-profit housing sector.

CHRA

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) is the national voice for the full range of affordable housing and homelessness issues and solutions.

HSC

Housing Services Corporation (HSC) is a non-profit organization that is committed to ensuring that Ontario residents have access to safe and affordable housing that improves their quality of life.

Options Bytown

Options Bytown supports hundreds of tenants through housing case management, prevention of evictions, crisis intervention, referrals to various community resources, lifeskills training, social and recreational activities, computer training and health and nutritional counselling.

Housing Help

Housing Help is a non-profit charitable agency providing assistance to people in the City of Ottawa who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to access and maintain appropriate and affordable housing.

Social Housing Registry

The Social Housing Registry of Ottawa (The Registry) is a non-profit organization that maintains the central waiting list for people applying for rent-geared-to-income (RGI, or subsidized) housing.

Health and Safety Resources

Salus

Salus offers a range of supportive housing options for adults with serious mental illness and concurrent challenges including addictions, homelessness and cycles of hospitalization.

Aging In Place

This innovative program provides a variety of services to seniors living in Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) apartment buildings including: homemaking and meals, transportation, nursing and allied health visits, personal care, and more.

CHRC

The Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa (CHRC) is a network of multi-service, community-based health and resource centres, which recognizes the importance of responding to the diversity of needs within local communities.

Ottawa Distress Centre

The Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region is a 24/7 volunteer-based organization offering confidential, emotional mental health support, crisis intervention, information referral and education services.

Youth Services Bureau

Youth Services Bureau (YSB) is one of the largest and most comprehensive non‑profit agencies serving youth in Ottawa. Services include mental health, youth justice, women’s shelters, and more.

Ottawa Police Service

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is committed to protect the safety, security and quality of life in Ottawa.

Crime Prevention Ottawa

Crime Prevention Ottawa works closely with local residents, government, police, school boards, businesses, community services, child protection and other partners to reduce crime and build safer communities.

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers is a community-based partnership made up of dedicated volunteers, police and media working together to provide a safer place to live, work, and play. Do you have a tip for a crime you may have witnessed?

Community Resources

Ottawa Food Bank

The Ottawa Food Bank helps people get beyond hunger through education on affordable nutrition, as well as fostering relationships with the food industry and local agencies.

Community Houses

There are several gatherings such as homework clubs, cooking groups, yoga, workshops, bake sales, and clean-ups organized by the community houses that tenants can get involved in.

Community Development Framework

The Community Development Framework (CDF) is a way of working together in order to make change happen in neighbourhoods. The CDF brings together residents, service providers, agencies, researchers and funders to improve their neighbourhoods. 

Market Mobile

Market Mobile is a grocery store on wheels, operating every Saturday, and visiting OCH communities between July-December.

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