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Jul 12th, 2022

Volunteer Project: OCH Employees Answer Call for Help

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Did you know? Each year, OCH employees give back to the greater community by participating in engagement projects in OCH communities and with partner organizations that support vulnerable residents.   

On July 7, a group of 10 OCH maintenance staff spent half a day working on updating cabins and other infrastructure at the St. John Ukrainian Camp. The camp, located in the Outaouais, has been around for over 50 years and needs some updates.   

The work had a big impact because the camp will be excepting Ukrainian refugees in mid-July, providing a safe place for families fleeing war.   

“I was incredibly excited to work on this important project and lend OCH expertise to help make the camp more welcoming for vulnerable families,” said Mehdi Louzouaz, Manager of OCH’s Volunteer Engagement Program.   

The team upgraded the beach and five camps dorms, completing everything from painting to repairing fences and the lifeguard stand.   

Paul Kozak, the chair of the Camp Committee, said five years of maintenance had been fit into one, thanks to the work of OCH staff and other volunteer organizations. For more information about the camp or donating, you can contact Paul Kozak at