The OCH Foundation’s Gifts for Good Program provides a unique and special opportunity to give a gift this holiday season that can make a difference to tenants of Ottawa Community Housing; Ottawa’s largest social housing provider. These gifts provide increased opportunities for employment, education and community engagement to individuals who experience barriers and inequities. The gifts offered through this catalogue represent actual items from our programs.
Here’s how the Gifts for Good Catalogue works:
- Click on the gift you wish to purchase. You will be redirected to our Canada Helps page to complete your secure transaction.
- If you are purchasing a gift in the name of a friend or loved one, choose the type of e-card to be delivered to your recipient. You can send a personalized message (optional).
- Complete your transaction (Visa, Mastercard and PayPal)
- You will receive a confirmation email after your purchase, containing your charitable tax receipt.
Thanks to your donation, OCH Foundation is improving the health and social well-being of people living in Ottawa Community Housing.
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Summer or Winter Activity Play Kit
Your donation provides a Summer-Active or Winter-Active Equipment Kit to a young person in Ottawa Community Housing. Thank you for supporting physical activity and play opportunities.
Backpack and School Supplies
Your donation supports our Pack-a-Sack Program that distributes school supplies and backpacks for children and youth in Ottawa Community Housing. Thank you for helping to ensure all children arrive at school equipped and ready to learn.
Bikes for Children and Youth
Your donation supports our Hop On Bikes events where we provide a bicycle, helmet and lock to a young person living in Ottawa Community Housing. Thank you for ensuring all children and youth have their very own ‘first bike’ story to tell.
Send a Child or Youth to Camp
Your donation will provide a week-long camp opportunity to a child or youth living in Ottawa Community Housing. Thank you for helping us provide a memorable experience for children and youth.
Send 4 Young People to Swimming Lessons
Your donation will help four young people from Ottawa Community Housing have fun and learn important water safety skills through 9 weeks of swimming lessons. Thank you for helping us remove barriers to recreation opportunities that can build important life skills.
Sponsor Youth Employment and Leadership Training
Your donation connects equity deserving youth to advanced leadership and skills training, mentors, post-secondary preparation assistance and employment placements. Thank you for helping us provide OCH youth with the skills to participate in the current and future labor market.
Sponsor a full year of Sport participation
Your $250 donation helps us connect children and youth living in Ottawa Community Housing to one year of sports programming through our recLINK program. Thank you for helping ensure everybody gets to play and benefit from a positive sport experience.
Sponsor a Post-Secondary Education
Your donation helps an individual living in Ottawa Community Housing with the cost of pursuing a post-secondary education: tuition, books, transportation, childcare, equipment, or living expenses. Thank you for supporting tenants of OCH who are taking a proactive role in improving their financial, educational and personal situation.