Media Advisory: 50 volunteers to paint fences in Ashgrove Community

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July 16, 2019 – More than 50 volunteers from three different organizations will be painting fences in the OCHC Ashgrove community

United Way Ottawa, the Canadian Institute for Health Information and the University of Ottawa will be returning to offer a helping hand that will increase pride of place for tenants.

OCHC CEO Stéphane Giguère and Board Chair and Rideau-Vanier Councillor Mathieu Fleury will attend the event, as well as River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington.

When: Tuesday, July 16 

Where: 3225 Uplands Drive

9:00 am: Volunteers arrive/registration
9:00 am: MC Stéphane Giguère
Councillors Mathieu Fleury and Riley Brockington to speak
9:20 am: Work to begin

12:00 pm: Work ends (note event may end earlier if work is completed)

* Media are invited to attend the event, the best time for photos is 9:00 a.m.

• 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.

About OCH
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. | 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

About CIHI
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.

For additional information please contact:
Jennifer McIntosh – Communications and Marketing Specialist – OCH – Cell: 613-914-9953
Tel: 613-731-1182 ext. 2286

Hayley Robateau – Manager, Media Relations and Communications – United Way Ottawa
Cell: 613-898-6907 Tel: 613-683-3898

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