Community Partners

Alliance to End Homelessness

The Alliance to End Homelessness (ATEH) in Ottawa is a non-profit, non-partisan organization generating ideas and solutions to help individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

City for All Women Initiative

CAWI (City for All Women Initiative) is a unique collaborative of women from diverse communities, organizations, and academia working with municipal decision makers to create a more inclusive city and promote gender equality.

Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres

The Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa (CHRC) is a network of multi-service, community-based health and resource centres, which recognizes the importance of responding to the diversity of needs within local communities and pays particular attention to those members of the community who are most vulnerable and at risk.

Envirocentre & Carbon 613

EnviroCentre’s mission is to provide people, communities and organizations with practical solutions to lighten their environmental impact in lasting ways. Carbon 613 is a network of likeminded businesses demonstrating that sustainability is in businesses’ best interest. Through this Envirocentre program, organizations get support  to measure and reduce their carbon footprint.

Healthy Transportation Coalition

We are a grassroots movement of concerned citizens, organizations and businesses working together to increase healthy transportation policies and necessary infrastructure investments in the National Capital Region.

Just Food and The Community Gardening Network

Just Food’s mission is to work towards a vibrant, just and sustainable food system in the Ottawa region. Just Food is home to the Community Gardening Network of Ottawa – an information and resource-sharing network that supports the sustainable development of community gardens within the City.

Making Voices Count

Making Voices Count works with city decision makers to create a city for all. It is driven by residents, the Coalition of Community Health and Resource CentresCity for All Women Initiative, and community partners. Making Voices Count builds on the momentum of the previous Making Votes Count project.

Ottawa Social Housing Network

The Ottawa Social Housing Network is a grassroots network that brings together Ottawa housing providers and housing and homelessness advocates to exchange ideas, experience and information and to act as a catalyst for action on housing issues.

Ottawa School of Art

The Ottawa School of Art is the leading centre for visual arts education and creative expression in the Ottawa region. OSA provides 15 bursaries/ year to CCOC tenants.

Housing Partners

Bruce House

Founded in 1988, Bruce House is a community-based organization providing housing, compassionate care and support in Ottawa for people living with HIV and AIDS, based on the belief that everyone has the right to live and die with dignity.

Centretown Affordable Housing Development Corporation

Centretown Affordable Housing Development Corporation (CAHDCO) is a non-profit housing and development organization in Ottawa, Canada. CAHDCO is a sister organization to CCOC and provides development consultant services to other non-profit groups wanting to develop affordable housing.

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.


Cornerstone is a community organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women in Ottawa.

Live Work Play

Live Work Play supports people with intellectual disabilities to have a good life! This means living in a real home, being a part of a welcoming community, enjoying healthy relationships with other people, and making a meaningful contribution to society though work and citizenship. The same things everyone wants and needs!

Matthew House Ottawa

Matthew House Ottawa is a faith-based, volunteer-driven, charitable organization that helps Ottawa’s marginalized population to establish connected, safe, healthy, and dignified homes within our community. They do this by providing shelter, food, and refugee settlement assistance, along with distributing quality used furniture and household goods!

Options Bytown

Options Bytown provides a permanent home and support services for people who need help to live independently. Those services include crisis intervention, health and nutrition counselling, computer training, social and recreational activities, referrals to various community resources and much more.

Ottawa Salus Corporation

The mission of Ottawa Salus is to promote individual growth and well-being in the community for individuals with mental health problems by providing quality housing and support services in both official languages. Those services include rehabilitation services, community support services, and recreology.

Personal Choice for Independent Living

PCIL offers supports for daily living for adults with physical life challenges.


Upstream provides a range of support services to persons with mental illness.

Housing and Advocacy Resources – Ottawa

Action Housing/ Action Logement

Action Housing is a charitable organization devoted to assisting low-income individuals and families to find and maintain safe, affordable and adequate rental housing.

Housing Help

Housing Help is a “one-stop” housing information and assistance agency. From simple tenancy questions to the crisis of homelessness, Housing Help’s staff works with clients to solve a wide range of tenant and landlord issues. The service is provided to Ottawa residents.

City of Ottawa – Housing Branch

The City of Ottawa Housing branch provides housing and housing support services to sustain and enhance social housing.  Their site contains a wealth of additional resources for anyone facing housing challenges.

Ottawa Social Housing Registry

The Social Housing Registry of Ottawa (The Registry) is a non-profit organization that maintains the central waiting list for people applying for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing.  The Registry includes housing providers and community housing agencies working together to make it easier to apply for subsidized housing in Ottawa


Housing and Advocacy Organizations – Ontario

Housing Services Corporation

The Housing Services Corporation (HSC) is a non-profit organization that delivers province-wide programs that benefit Ontario’s affordable housing sector. GLOBE is a subsidiary of HSC, connecting affordable housing providers, municipal service managers, property managers and tenants with tools and services to help them make smart choices about conservation, efficiency and green sustainable practices.

Ontario Non Profit Housing Association

ONPHA unites over 760 non-profit organizations providing housing in 220 communities across Ontario. We research, track and analyse the current housing situation across Ontario. ONPHA is the recognized voice of Ontario’s non-profit housing at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. We develop pragmatic policy alternatives, and work with government to achieve equitable solutions.

Ontario Landlord and Tenants Board

The RTA gives residential landlords and tenants specific rights and responsibilities, and sets out a process for how these rights and responsibilities can be enforced. The role of the Board is to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants through either mediation or adjudication, regulate rent increases in most residential rental units, and educate landlords and tenants about their rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies Act.


Ministry of Housing

The Ministry of Housing leads the provincial government’s efforts to ensure everyone in Ontario has an affordable and suitable home. They work with municipal and community partners to implement the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy and provide funding to local service managers to create and repair affordable rental housing. The Ministry is also responsible for setting the annual rent-increase guideline, respond to complaints from tenants and landlords, and educate them about their rights and responsibilities.

Housing and Advocacy Organizations – Canada

Canadian Housing Renewal Association

CRHA is the national voice for the full range of affordable housing issues and solutions in Canada. The Canadian Housing & Renewal Association’s mission is to ensure that all Canadians have an affordable, secure and decent place to call home.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada’s national housing agency. Established as a government-owned corporation in 1946 to address Canada’s post-war housing shortage, the agency has grown into a major national institution. CMHC is Canada’s premier provider of mortgage loan insurance, mortgage-backed securities, housing policy and programs, and housing research.

Housing Partnership Canada

Housing Partnership Canada (HPC) is a collaboration of Canada’s housing leaders. HPC operates as a peer based network and an opportunity for senior housing practitioners of influential organizations, which have a demonstrated commitment to innovation, to share business ideas.

Rooftops Canada / Abri International

Rooftops Canada is the international development program of co-operative and social housing organizations in Canada. Rooftops Canada works with partner organizations to improve housing conditions, build sustainable communities and develop a shared vision of equitable global development. Rooftops Canada’s focus is on disadvantaged communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe.