Synopsys supports improvement projects in OCHC community on Global Volunteer Day

(September 20, 2018) – Synopsys Inc. will be lending a helping hand in the Lebreton Flats community and making a large donation.

The donation from The Synopsys Foundation will help provide improvements for Ottawa Community Housing’s Lebreton Flats tenants through the Corporate Volunteer Program. These improvements will help increase pride of place. Plans are already in the works to use the funds for things like plants, and landscaping that tenants can maintain and enjoy over many years to come.  This community sits in an area undergoing a lot of change due to the development of the nearby National Capital Commission lands.

The team of 30-40 Synopsys volunteers will build planters and work on other exterior beautification projects during the half-day event.

2018 is the third year Synopsys has selected OCHC as the Ottawa partner for their Global Volunteer Day. The annual set of world-wide events organized every September brings together thousands of employee volunteers in large-scale, high impact “done in a day” projects.

The OCHC Corporate Volunteer Program continues to grow and receive recognition. In April, the program received the June Callwood Award for Outstanding Achievement in Volunteerism and Volunteer Ottawa’s Outstanding Volunteer Program Award.

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Where:    20 Rochester Street
Agenda:
9:30 a.m. – Volunteers arrive. Coffee and registration.
9:40 a.m. – CEO Stéphane Giguère to speak
9:50 a.m. – Work begins
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Event ends

Media are welcome to attend the event. The best time for a photo opportunity will be at 9:40 a.m.

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Ottawa Community Housing is extremely grateful for our volunteers; the investments made help OCH focus our resources on other programs and initiatives to improve the lives of our tenants. 2018 is the third year Synopsys has chosen OCHC as a recipient of their time and efforts, and we are proud of that relationship. Synopsys is also making a financial donation, which will be spent on improvements to the Lebreton Flats community that will increase pride of place over the long term.  Stéphane Giguère, Chief Executive Officer for OCHC

  • Quick facts:
    •   Built between 1980 and 1982, the Lebreton Flats community consists of  118 multi-level townhouses, 11 are wheelchair accessible.
    •   There are more than 275 residents living in this community.
    •   Children and youth represent 36 percent of the population.In 2017, generous local organizations donated 4,590 hours to OCHC community projects.

About OCHC
Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (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. OCHC was awarded National Capital Region Top Employer in 2018.

For additional information please contact:
Jennifer McIntosh – Communications and Marketing Specialist – OCH – Cell: 613-914-9953
Jennifer.mcintosh@och.ca | Twitter | LinkedIN | Facebook

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