MEDIA ADVISORY: OCH Foundation Pack-a-Sack program distributes over 1,300 backpacks within Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) Communities.  

Monday, August 14, 2023 — Tuesday, August 15th/2023/ Ottawa, ON – A team of volunteers from the OCH Foundation, Khalsa Aid Ottawa, and Active Youth Ottawa will work together to distribute over 1,300 backpacks, filled with school supplies for children and youth living in OCH Communities.  

This event is part of the OCH Foundation’s Pack-a-Sack initiative which addresses an important need by purchasing backpacks and supplies for children and youth living in OCH neighborhoods so they can return to school equipped and ready to learn. 

This program is possible thanks to our community partners and sponsors; The Caring and Sharing Exchange, Khalsa Aid Ottawa, Taggart Foundation, Hydro Ottawa, Ottawa Community Housing Corporation, Tasico Hospitality, Active Youth Ottawa, Giant Tiger, Ottawa Polic Service, St Laurent Centre, Régimbal Group, the Coalition of Community Houses, Moxies Ottawa and Bridghead.     

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, August 15th, 2023  

Location: Dymon Storage – 2583 Carling Avenue, Ottawa ON, K2B 7H7 

Time: 8:30 am to 3:00pm 

Optimal time for interviews and photos will be 9:30am & 11:00am when truck departs  

In Attendance will be:  

  • Traci Spour-Lafrance, Acting Executive Director, OCH Foundation  
  • Gobindbir Singh, Regional Director, Khalsa Aid Ottawa NCR 
  • Chris Larocque, Founder of Active Youth Ottawa 
  • Jeev Singh & Nav Singh, Co-Founders of Active Youth Ottawa 

To RSVP or Schedule an Interview please contact: 

Briar Gornall, Communications and Engagement Coordinator  
613-697- 0824