Learn About Us

Ottawa Community Housing is the largest social housing provider in Ottawa and the second largest in Ontario. The OCH Foundation is committed to helping each of its tenants achieve personal success through education, employment, and community engagement.

Our vision

We bring together key stakeholders and community leaders. We identify and leverage a wealth of existing resources. We maintain prior relationships and establish new partnerships. And, we do it all with one main goal in mind: to empower, inspire, and equip OCH tenants so they can build thriving communities for themselves, for their families, for their neighbours, and for their city.

Our values

Accessibility – Support programs that boost self-esteem and build confidence, opening opportunities for all residents of Ottawa to achieve personal success. Tenants living in OCH communities deserve the same access to these programs as anyone else in the city.

Partnerships – The OCH Foundation is not in the business of re-inventing the wheel. We are about collaboration and connections. We are about finding the right people and convening the right services to pave the right pathways to these programs.

Diversity – OCH communities are beautifully diverse. This diversity makes our neighbourhoods unique and bolsters the strength of our city’s social fabric.

Leadership – Leadership breeds leadership. We’ve seen it happen amongst family members. We’ve witnessed it in schools. We’ve seen its impact in OCH communities. Encouraging leadership and instilling the vital skills linked to making change can translate into a culture of sustainability.

Success – At the end of the day, it is all about what an individual achieves and what a community accomplishes. This is what matters to us. We know that this is what matters to you. And, this is what truly matters to the tenants we inspire every day.