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2023 Rent Increases

Rents in Ottawa
Over the past five years, rents in Ottawa have gone up by an average 5.2% per year. Over the same period, CCOC has been able to hold our rent increases to an average of 1.6% per year. Like everyone in our community, CCOC is facing major financial pressure from rising costs.

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Affordable Housing Merger: A CCOC First!

On December 31, 2021, CCOC welcomed 2100 Scott Street in to our portfolio. This property is a seven-story building with 104 apartments and is located in Westboro, just blocks from Westboro Beach. Until this year, 2100 Scott Street was owned by Taiga Non-Profit Housing Corporation.

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New Redevelopments at CCOC

CCOC’s mission as a non-profit housing provider is to create, maintain, and promote affordable housing. This means we have good quality buildings and apartments in walkable downtown neighbourhoods, as well as diverse housing options. So, what’s redevelopment?

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Say it With Your Chest: Anti-racist Organizational Change!

Since our grassroots beginnings, CCOC has always prioritized creating inclusive projects and spaces. Dismantling oppressive dynamics is difficult, but as a community-based organization, it is up to CCOC to continuously show up for our community.

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CCOC’s New Executive Director: Welcome Sarah Button!

The CCOC Board of Directors is delighted to announce Sarah Button will be joining the CCOC team as the new Executive Director. Sarah would like to introduce herself and share some thoughts in her own words below.

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A new mural in Centretown!

If you have walked down Lisgar Street recently, you may have seen a first for CCOC—a new mural! The stunning artwork is by Peatr Thomas, a multidisciplinary Ininew and Anishinaabe artist from the Pimicikamak and Miskooseepi territories.

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How Neighbourliness Fosters Strong, Connected Communities: Part Three

2021 Doug Debrisay Good Neighbour Award Winner: Lana Mauchan

Every year, tenants nominate a neighbour that goes out of their way to help others and make the building a friendlier place. The winner for 2021 is Lana Mauchan!

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How Neighbourliness Fosters Strong, Connected Communities: Part Two

The pandemic has brought a lot more uncertainty into our lives, which has dampened the spirits of many, if not all of us. These days, you may find yourself seeking new ways to find joy or connect with others. At 210 Gloucester, Justy, a tenant hoping to put a smile on her neighbour’s faces, put together a creative game to boost morale during the winter months.

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How Neighbourliness Fosters Strong, Connected Communities: Part One

The Cambridge Dictionary defines Neighbourliness as “the quality of being friendly or helpful to your neighbours.” As the pandemic wears on and our longing to be with each other deepens, we want to share three stories about inspiring CCOC neighbours who stepped up and looked out for each other this year.

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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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