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OTTAWA — Thursday, September 24, 2020 — Join representatives from the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation, Ottawa Community Housing, and residents of Regina Towers for the unveiling of a new community kitchen.

This $50,000 project was made possible with support from our funders PCL Construction through their Hard Hat Heroes Neighbourhood Improvement Grant, administered by the United Way East Ontario. The tenants of Regina Towers also raised money to contribute to the renovation.

WHEN: Friday, September 25th at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: 2651 Regina Street

WHAT: Ottawa Community Housing’s Regina Towers residents unveil their newly renovated community kitchen.

WHO: Partners include: OCH FoundationOCH CorporationUnited Way East OntarioPCL Construction, and the residents of Regina Towers

PHOTO OP: Media are welcome to attend the event. The best time for photos will be between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. In order to ensure that we respect current guidelines on public gatherings, we would ask media to RSVP their attendance with Christa Allevato at christa.allevato@ochfoundation.ca

About Regina Towers

There are more than 258 residents in the Regina Towers community, which is located near the Ottawa River and Britannia Park. The average monthly household income is $1170. Twenty-two percent of the building’s occupants are seniors living alone.

About the PCL Hard Hat Heroes Fund

PCL Hard Hat Heroes Neighbourhood Improvement Grant Program is offered in partnership with PCL Constructors Canada Inc. The grant is intended to give residents an opportunity to have direct input and influence into the improvement of Ottawa’s priority neighbourhoods.

About United Way East Ontario

Working with communities in the Counties of Prescott-Russell, Ottawa, Lanark and Renfrew, United Way East Ontario 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 communities and help find solutions that change tens of thousands of lives for the better. 100% of donations to United Way are put to work in the communities where they are raised to help those most in need.
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 About OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities

The OCH Foundation is committed to identifying and alleviating the social needs of tenants living in Ottawa Community Housing. Since 2014, the foundation has raised $4.1 million that gets invested in the communities through programs such as Youth Futures and RecLink. The funds help families, youth, children and seniors achieve personal success. The programs supported by the foundation focus on education, employment and community engagement.
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About Ottawa Community Housing Corporation

Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC) provides approximately 15,000 homes to about 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 selected as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
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For more information, please contact:
Christa Allevato
Director, Resource Development
Ottawa Community Housing Foundation
e:  christa.allevato@ochfoundation.ca
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