Ottawa Community Housing Corporation Welcomes New Executive Director for its Foundation: OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020 —  




OTTAWA – September 8, 2020 – Ottawa Community Housing Corporation welcomes Anna Silverman to Executive Director’s role with the OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities. Anna is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the charitable sector in Ottawa. Anna’s experience includes holding senior leadership positions at the Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation, the Ottawa Humane Society, and the Soloway Jewish Community Centre.

The OCH Foundation helps improve the lives of families living in OCH communities by working with partner organizations to help build stronger and better communities. Anna’s leadership will ensure the Foundation will continue its important work.


“Anna is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the charity sector in Ottawa. Anna is passionate about making a difference in the community, and throughout her career has successfully led fundraising programs, capital campaigns, corporate sponsorships and philanthropic investments.”

– Wayne French, Board Chair, OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities

“The Foundation was created with the goal to help meet the diverse needs of 32,000 tenants. I am pleased to welcome Anna Silverman to the role of Executive Director for our foundation. Based on her extensive background in the charitable and not-for-profit sector, I am confident that the Foundation will continue its important work and expand its reach in our communities and beyond under her leadership.”

– Stéphane Giguère, CEO, Ottawa Community Housing Corporation

About OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities:  The OCH Foundation is committed to identifying and alleviating the social needs of tenants living in Ottawa Community Housing. Since 2014, the foundation has raised $4.1 million dollars that gets invested in the communities through programs such as Youth Futures and recLINK. The funds help families, youth, children and seniors achieve personal success. The programs supported by the foundation focus on education, employment and community engagement. | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook

About Ottawa Community Housing Corporation: OCH provides approximately 15,000 homes to about 32,000 tenants, including seniors, parents, children, couples, singles and persons with special needs, within many communities across the City of Ottawa. OCH houses a diverse population of varying languages, ethnicity and cultures. OCH is the largest social housing provider in Ottawa, managing two-thirds of the City’s social housing portfolio, and is the second largest in Ontario. OCH was selected as one of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers in 2018, 2019 and 2020. | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer McIntosh

Communications and Marketing Specialist
Ottawa Community Housing Corp.


Caroline Kayll

Manager of Operations
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities