Make a real difference by helping us improve our communities.
Why Should Your Company Volunteer at OCH?
The Ottawa Community Housing Corporation offers around 15,000 homes to over 32,000 tenants, including seniors, families, individuals, and people with disabilities. These homes are located in various communities throughout the City of Ottawa and house a diverse population with different languages, cultures, and ethnicities. OCH is the largest social housing provider in Ottawa, and the second-largest in Ontario.
The Volunteer Engagement Program at OCH allows your company and your team to become involved in our communities in a unique and rewarding way. We welcome corporate volunteer groups of all sizes to help with maintenance and beautification projects. The goal of these projects is to help engage the communities by bringing people together to make a difference.
While capital costs, such as roof repairs, elevator maintenance, and simply the upkeep of all our buildings, take priority, these volunteer projects are the little things that truly affect the lives of our tenants in a positive way, allowing them to feel the pride of place in their community. The undeniable feeling of joy that comes from seeing the smiles on others’ faces simply from lending a helping hand is invaluable.
What You Need to Know:
If you don’t see a project that suits you, or your team contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All of our available projects are posted below. Projects are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you are ready to book, or you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com, or by phone at 613-731-1182 ext 2218
to confirm a project date.
Please note: we need 4-6 weeks lead time for most projects.
– OCH will provide all of the equipment, materials and supplies for each project that are listed.
– While a donation to cover the cost is appreciated, it is not required for most of the projects that are listed.
– New projects are added all the time. If you don’t see a fit for your team, check back as the website is updated frequently!
Find a project that you would like to be part of! Whether it’s your company’s first time volunteering with Ottawa Community Housing or you participated in previous projects, we can’t wait to welcome you.
Volunteer Project: Partnership with Carleton Students Powers Active Youth Spaces
A growing partnership between Ottawa Community Housing and students from Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism has powered active space in Russell Heights. The students started working with OCH’s Volunteer Engagement Program in March. The result is a makeover of the community’s basketball court and a pergola to create a new outdoor activity…Project details
Volunteer Project: REDBLACKS Player to Bring Fresh New Partnership to Benefit Tenants
Did you know? Dan Basambombo, a linebacker with the Ottawa REDBLACKS, was an OCH Tenant. That is why he decided to give back to OCH communities by offering pressure washing services in 10 communities, starting with the senior’s community at 160 Charlotte St. Dan is the Founder and CEO of a phone application that…Project details
Many Hands Make Light Work: Volunteers Donate Time and Skills to Improve OCH Communities
What makes a community? Volunteers donate their time and leave a legacy in OCH communities. An effective volunteer program looks at project impact, collaboration and being a community partner. The inspiration behind Ottawa Community Housing Corporation’s Volunteer Engagement Program is the desire to beautify every OCH community. As a corporation, we also wanted to link…Project details
Volunteer Project: Partnership Continues to Bloom with Ribbon Volunteers
A team of nearly 30 volunteers from Ribbon Communications Inc. spent the day adding a touch of colour for the residents of 1365 Bank Street on October 14. The team painted the hallways and common areas of the 17-storey building, making it their 12th project with OCH. The company, formerly named Genband, has been working…Project details
News Release: OCHC’s Volunteer Engagement Program Wins Volunteer Ottawa Award
(OTTAWA, ON) – October 28, 2022 – Ottawa Community Housing Corporation is proud to announce that the organization has been selected as a winner in the 2022 VOscars Awards on October 27. Ottawa Community Housing’s Volunteer Engagement Program was selected in the category of Outstanding Volunteer Program. At OCHC, we are honoured to be named…Project details
Volunteer Project: Deloitte Rolls into Lepage Manor Community to Make an Impact
The team of 20 staff from Deloitte Canada made a splash on Oct. 21 by painting the hallways and common areas of Lepage Manor. The volunteers completed the work as part of the company’s Global Day of Service – called Impact Day. Since first working with OCH on a painting project at 300 Lacasse Ave….Project details