Blog

Get involved! Run for a seat on CCOC’s Board

I started volunteering with CCOC in summer 2013. I was new to Ottawa and looking for opportunities to get involved in the community.

Continue Reading

Let’s include affordability in our zoning

We like to think we’re a pretty good non-profit developer, and that we’re really making a difference in closing Ottawa’s housing affordability gap.

Continue Reading

We’ve got the answer! The Housing Answer!

Four years ago, Ottawa’s Mayor and City Councillors made a bold, progressive policy move with a new investment of $14 million each year to address homelessness and to fight poverty.

Continue Reading

The numbers say it all

This year, CCOC turned 40. Almost 100 tenants have been with CCOC for over half that time, with a few of them having lived with us almost the whole 40 years.

Continue Reading

Toby and David Brooks Still Dream

Toby and David moved into their CCOC triplex on Flora Street over 33 years ago. Since then they have been active members of their community on many levels.

Continue Reading

After 40 years, so much remains the same

This is a speech by Brian Atkinson, CCOC President 1975-76, delivered at our 10th birthday party in August 1984. It blew us away seeing how much is still relevant today, so we decided to share it.

CCOCCentretownVolunteers

Continue Reading

CCOC turns 40

Centretown has changed a lot in 40 years – and we like to think we’ve played a big role in that.

Continue Reading

What I Love About My Neighbourhood

I found this poster while walking to work one day. I took some love. And over the course of a week, I watched as all of the love was taken.

Continue Reading

Music through the ducts

Jesse Winchester, Stan Rogers, Colleen Peterson, Ron Hynes, Roy Forbes, Ferron, Stephen Fearing. The names are a who’s who of legendary Canadian singer/songwriters from just a decade or two ago.

Continue Reading

Flower power

Twenty-two years ago CCOC started a pretty cool thing: giving away flowers to tenants. Our original motivations were pretty pragmatic: it was cheaper for us to buy all our tenants some pretty annuals than it was to hire professional landscapers.

Continue Reading