Ottawa Community Housing wins 2020 Canadian HR Award for Best Social Responsibility Strategy

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Ottawa – September 17, 2020 – Ottawa Community Housing Corporation is honoured to win the 2020 Canadian HR Award for Best Social Responsibility Strategy.  The Canadian HR Awards recognize and highlight the outstanding achievements of those at the forefront of best practice and leadership in the HR profession. The award for Best Social Responsibility Strategy recognizes the organization that has embedded corporate social responsibility into its culture, in particular through its people and the role HR has played in the strategy and execution of the organization’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

This award means a lot as it recognizes OCHC’s commitment to the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility in the workplace and in engaging employees in the process.

During the virtual awards event, OCHC’s Director of Human Resources, Cindy Newell participated as a panellist in this years’ virtual event, receiving positive feedback on the impact that OCHC is making in our community and its impact on our broader HR goals and strategies.

OCHC is proud to have welcomed over 1,300 volunteers to its Corporate Engagement Program. OCHC is providing a unique opportunity to match corporate volunteers from other organizations to projects that result in essential improvements to residents in our communities. A special thanks to our Volunteer Engagement team for their leadership, and to our staff and volunteers for supporting OCHC in making a difference in our communities.

Congratulations to all the finalists: CIBC Mellon, Dejero, Entertainment One, Fidelity Canada and to the Silver Award winner, Tata Consultancy Services Canada Inc.

“Ottawa Community Housing is honoured to win the 2020 Canadian HR Award for Best Social Responsibility Strategy. Corporate Social Responsibility is part of our DNA and we are proud to work together with our employees, volunteers and agency partners to improve the lives of the 32,000 tenants that we serve in our communities”.

– Stéphane Giguère – Chief Executive Officer, Ottawa Community Housing


“Thank you to the Canadian HR Awards for this recognition. We are proud to work together to improve the lives of tenants, thanks in large part to our staff who are committed to helping build better, stronger communities”.

– Shaun Simms – Vice President, People and Culture, Ottawa Community Housing


About 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. | Twitter LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram 

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