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An online AGM, a new opportunity to engage!

In May of this year, CCOC President Dallas Alderson told us that the Board had decided to postpone the AGM until September. Optimistically, we hoped an in-person AGM could be an option in September, but distancing requirements remain. We will be hosting our first online AGM this September 17.

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Growing Community Together

COVID has changed every aspect of how we engage with each other. It has upended our social lives, workplaces, and personal interactions. This new reality has also shown that in times of need, communities come together and support each other.

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The balancing act of being a non-profit landlord

There are so many different terms to describe what CCOC does: social housing, affordable housing, community housing, non-profit housing, mixed-income housing.

I like “non-profit landlord”. It describes the core of what we do, being a landlord, but also puts front and centre that we aren’t in the business of housing for money or profit.

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Declare a Housing Emergency in Ottawa!

Attend the rally to declare a housing emergency in Ottawa. 9am, City Hall, January 29

Ottawa is in the midst of a housing emergency. In our city, thousands of people are on the affordable housing waiting list, emergency shelters are over-capacity, and residents across the city are struggling to find a place to live.

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Happy New Year from TCE!

Happy New Year! In 2018, Marketing and Communications shifted to the Tenant and Community Engagement Department. This change puts the relationships with our communities at the centre of how we do our business. As CCOC moves into a new decade, we are reflecting on our values and reinvigorating them with tenants.

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CCOC makes a book and movie!

CCOC recently turned 40, and we’re excited to look back at some of the moments and memories that brought us to where we are today: a $240 million nonprofit housing corporation in the heart of Ottawa, home to almost 1,600 households.

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Inclusionary Zoning Misses the Mark

After creating a lot of hope by passing legislation allowing inclusionary zoning, the province messed this up and drafted a set of regulations that mean that very few (if any) municipalities will enact local inclusionary zoning bylaws. And those that do will find it doesn’t get them very far.

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CCOC’s 2017 Bus Tour

Wow! We are excited to announce that all of the seats on the CCOC property tour bus have been taken. If you can’t make the tour, join us for the wrap-up party at the 464 Metcalfe meeting room from 12 – 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9.

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Debbie Barton Awarded the 2016 Sybil Frenette Outstanding Leadership Award

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CCOC’s 2016 Bike Tour

Join us for a bike tour exploring the opportunities and challenges of being a nonprofit landlord with a sustainable vision!

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Tenant Satisfaction Survey Results

This spring, CCOC sent out surveys to all tenants to get your feedback about renting from us.

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