Media Advisory: Synopsys to donate time and funds in Ashgrove

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September 17, 2019 OTTAWA, ON – Synopsys Inc. will be building up the Ashgrove Community by helping to paint fences on September 18.

The team of nearly 40 volunteers from Synopsys will be finishing the work started by United Way on July 16, where a team of nearly 50 volunteers painted fences in the south-end community.

The work will have a tremendous impact on increasing the pride of place for tenants.

Synopsys will also be donating $10,000 USD through The Synopsys Foundation.

2019 is the fourth year Synopsys selected OCH as the Ottawa partner for their Global Volunteer Day. As part of its commitment to strengthening the global communities where employees live and work, the annual program  brings together thousands of employee volunteers worldwide in a large-scale, high impact “done in a day” service projects to help transform global and local communities.

WHEN: September 18

WHERE: 3225 Uplands Drive

9:30 a.m.     Volunteers arrive/registration at: 3225 Uplands Drive
9:40 a.m.               


Opening kick off

MC: Stéphane Giguère

9:50 a.m. Work begins
2:00 p.m. Event ends


* Media are invited to attend the event on September 18, the best time for photos will be between 9:30-10:00 a.m. The kickoff will take place in the community garden. Signs will be posted.


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. In addition to their time, Synopsys is donating money which will be spent on additions to the Ashgrove community. We are honoured they continue to reach out to us as partners.

– Stéphane Giguère, Chief Executive Officer for OCH

Quick facts:

  • Constructed in 1979, the community has 114 two-storey townhomes
  • OCHC recently welcomed new families into the community, thanks to an expansion that added 16 homes.
  • There more than 410 residents living in this community.

About OCH: Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) provides approximately 15,000 homes to 32,000 tenants, including seniors, parents, children, couples, singles, and persons with special needs, within many communities across the City of Ottawa. OCH houses a diverse population of varying languages, ethnicities, and cultures. OCH 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 selected as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers for the second consecutive year in 2019.

About Synopsys Inc: Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world’s 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you’re a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at

For additional information please contact:

Jennifer McIntosh – Communications and Marketing Specialist – OCH – Cell: 914-9953 | Twitter | LinkedIN | Facebook


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