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Oct 14th, 2022

OCHC, Ribbon, Celebrate Partnership that Has Improved the Lives of Thousands of Tenants Since 2012

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Oct. 14, 2022, Ottawa, ON Ribbon Communications Inc. will be celebrating its 10th anniversary of volunteering in OCHC communities by completing a beautification project that will impact the lives of the nearly 500 tenants living in the 1365 Bank St. community.  

The large-scale painting project with nearly 30 volunteers will improve the look of hallways and common areas – and create a more welcoming community for residents and guests.    

Ribbon has been giving back locally by volunteering in OCHC communities since 2012. This year’s project is part of the Global Day of Service organized by the company’s headquarters in the U.S.   

When: Friday, October 14, 2022 

Where: 1365 Bank Street 

* Limited visitor parking is available onsite *  


9:00 am: Speakers will welcome volunteer group 

MC: Mehdi Louzouaz, Manager, Volunteer Engagement, OCHC 

Speaker: Steve Clay, Senior Manager, Community Development, OCHC           

9:20 am: Work to begin 

4:00 pm: Volunteer event ends 

*Media are welcome to attend. The best time is between 9:30 am and 10:30 am*   


“Ribbon employees have been a partner with Ottawa Community Housing since 2012. In that time, 390 volunteers completed various projects in OCHC communities. Their commitment to giving back to the community and making a difference in tenants’ lives makes them valuable partners for the Volunteer Engagement Program.”  Stéphane Giguère, Chief Executive Office, OCHC  

“The Volunteer Engagement Program allows OCHC to work with partners to build better communities. The beautification projects have a big impact on tenants and allow us to re-invest in other supports. Thank you to Ribbon and the team for once again choosing to work with OCHC.” Brian Gilligan, Chief Officer of Community and Tenant Support, OCHC 

Quick facts: 

  • 468 residents at 1365 Bank Street 
  • The building was constructed in 1974 
  • 112 children live in single-parent households 
  • The average monthly income of residents is $1,691 per month 

About Ribbon Communications Inc.  

Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers market-leading software solutions that secure and power many of the world’s leading service providers and enterprise communications environments. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, the company’s cloud-native solutions deliver intelligent and secure real-time communications solutions for the cloud, network and enterprise edge. Ribbon’s Kandy Cloud real-time communications software platform delivers advanced and embedded CPaaS and UCaaS capabilities enabling service providers to rapidly create and deploy high-value communications services. To learn more, visit  

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. | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram          

For additional information, please contact:  

Jennifer McIntosh – Communications and Marketing Specialist – Cell: 613-914-9953