CCOC’s No-Smoking Policy: how a tenant and member-directed organization makes big decisions

We’re proud that tenants at CCOC have a say in how their housing is run. As a tenant and member directed organization, tenants are always part of how we make big decisions.

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Wheels of Justice? Not on the Albert Street Transitway Detour

Ottawa has started the biggest infrastructure project in its history, and it’s happening in our backyard! CCOC has about 110 homes in the Lebreton Flats area – bordered by Booth, Albert, Rochester and Primrose Streets.

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Provincial Housing Minister tells Federal Government to reinvest in Housing

“We need a national housing plan — one that includes the creation of new affordable housing opportunities and maintains our existing social housing units.”


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258 Lisgar: the best decision CCOC ever made

We lit a fire at one of our properties earlier in the Fall. Don’t worry – it was on purpose.

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CCOC receives local and international accolades

Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC) is very proud to announce that it has received recognition at both the local and international levels in the past week for its innovative new housing development at Beaver Barracks in downtown Ottawa.

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The third verb: promoting affordable housing

Endless meetings, phoney consultations with “the community”, interpreting the meaning of “tall” or “compatible” – that is the life of an affordable housing promoter!

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Being a landlord of choice

A few years ago I was meeting with a candidate for Mayor of Ottawa; I was making the case for affordable housing and why we need to create more subsidized units.

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Do Centretown Seniors Need Seniors-only Housing?

I got a call recently from a member of the Seniors Committee of the Centretown Citizens Community Association asking if CCOC would consider building some seniors housing. The population of Centretown is aging.

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The Beaver Barracks Project is Complete – And we couldn’t be more proud!

CCOC has had its eye on the Beaver Barracks property at Catherine, Metcalfe and Argyle for over twenty years. When we won the City’s request for proposals in July 2007, we were thrilled.


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Kitchen Gardening On Rooftops

CCOC built our first building at 50 James Street in 1979. This five storey building with twenty-two apartments has nine planter boxes where tenants grow vegetables, herbs and flowers.


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