Students and Youth

We offer summer student placements and other opportunities to support youth development.

Student Feature

2016 Summer Student

In 2016 OCH employed 62 summer students in a variety of positions in fields ranging from accounting, architectural drafting, community development, community safety services, finance, graphic design, human resources, information technology, landscaping and office administration.

On July 5, 2016, Chandra Arya, Member of Parliament for Nepean, met and presented certificates to students employed through the Canada Summer Jobs Program at OCH who reside in the Nepean Riding.

2017 Summer Student Employment

Ottawa Community Housing recruits students for summer employment in a variety of positions located at all 6 of our offices across Ottawa.

About the Program

The prime objective of Summer Student Employment with OCH is to give students experience in a dynamic work place environment and offer learning opportunities that will develop and improve their skills for future employment.

The program will provide students with opportunities that will:

  • enrich their current academic programs;
  • encourage completion of present studies;
  • improve their ability to find desired jobs in areas of interest and specialization;
  • offer insight into future employment opportunities; and
  • help learn about and evaluate career options within Ottawa Community Housing Corporation.


To be eligible for Summer Student employment with Ottawa Community Housing you must:

  • must be a returning full-time student in the fall semester
  • must be available for the full four month term (May – August)
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • be 15 to 30 years of age

Volunteer Placements

OCH is pleased to partner with local schools, colleges and universities to provide volunteer opportunities that are aligned with students’ areas of study so that students can experience how the knowledge and skills they are learning in the classroom apply in the ‘real world’.  At the same time, students learn more about how they can continue to contribute to positive change in their community.

If you are interested in volunteering with OCH on an occasional or regular basis, please e-mail for more information.

Youth Futures Program

Youth Futures is a partnership of the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Community Housing, Ottawa Police Service, Algonquin College, Carleton University, La Cité, Saint Paul University and the University of Ottawa.  This seven-month program gives high school students a taste of college, university and so much more!

  • Leadership Training
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Summer Employment
  • On-Campus College and University Experiences

For more information and to apply, contact




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