Oct 20th, 2022
News Release: Deloitte Staff Set to Make a Big Impact on OCHC Community
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Oct. 21, 2022, Ottawa, ON – Up to 25 employees from local Deloitte offices will complete a makeover for OCHC community residents at 1390 Lepage Ave by painting hallways and common areas. It is part of their International Day of Service called IMPACT Day.
Deloitte employees are a valued partner with OCHC, having participated in 7 volunteer events over the course of five years. Their work has had a positive impact on thousands of residents.
When: Friday, October 21, 2022
Where: 1390 Lepage Avenue
* Limited visitor parking is available onsite. There is also street parking. *
9:00 am: Speakers will welcome volunteer group
MC: Mehdi Louzouaz, Manager, Volunteer Engagement, OCHC
Speaker: Stéphane Giguère, Chief Executive Officer
Speaker: Khalil Al-Qadi OCHC Property Manager
9:20 am: Work to begin
4:00 pm: Volunteer event ends
*Media are welcome to attend. The best time is between 9:00 am and 10:30 am*
- 329 residents at 1390 Lepage Ave.
- The building was constructed in 1974
- 24 seniors living alone
- 5 storeys
- The average monthly income of residents is $1,266 per month
- Painted hallways and common areas at 300 Lacasse
- Painted hallways and common areas at 1660 Walkley
- Planted trees at Confederation Court
- Built planter benches and picnic tables 312 Cumberland
- Painted hallways and common spaces 17 Willow
- Painted the hallways at 1030 du Pere Charlebois
- Painted the interior 494 Albert
“Working with partners allows OCHC to help meet the diverse needs of the 32,000 tenants living in more than 150 communities across the city. 2022 has been a great year for the Volunteer Engagement Program, we have been honoured by the renewed interest we have seen from the more than 600 Corporate volunteers we have welcomed back following the pandemic.” Stéphane Giguère, Chief Executive Office, OCHC
“I am impressed by the commitment of the team at Deloitte. With a fresh coat of paint or a new garden bench, they’re helping to create better more welcoming communities for tenants and their guests. I am excited to see the impact of this latest project at Lepage Manor and look forward to this continued partnership.” Mathieu Fleury, Rideau-Vanier Councillor and OCHC Board Chair
“Thank you to Deloitte staff who are taking time to give back to our Lepage community. Beautification projects such as painting help increase pride of place and allow us to re-invest in other projects that improve the lives of tenants.” Brian Gilligan, Chief Officer of Community and Tenant Support, OCHC
Deloitte provides audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. Deloitte serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies through a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries and territories bringing world-class capabilities, insights, and services to address clients’ most complex business challenges. Deloitte LLP, an Ontario limited liability partnership, is a Canadian member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. They have Ottawa offices in Kanata and on Queen Street.
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, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
For additional information, please contact:
Jennifer McIntosh – Communications and Marketing Specialist – Cell: 613-914-9953