This is the newsletter that was circulated on October 17, 2023. (Topics include: OSHN meeting, Alliance to End Homelessness Survey, CCOC's new building)
Here’s the link to register on Eventbrite. Feel free to share this invitation widely within your organization and with other sector colleagues. The agenda will include discussion of what came out of the City’s Housing Sector day on Sept 27th, other sector updates, the future of OSHN and plans for 2023/2024, and sharing of best practices for professional development.Anyone interested in social time can continue to dinner and an outing afterwards.Date: Thursday October 19th 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m – 4:30 p.m
Location: Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre – 102 Greenview Ave
Alliance to End Homelessness – Survey
Dear Community Partners,
The Alliance to End Homelessness has spent the past few years developing a robust inventory of services in Ottawa in the housing and homelessness sector. We have interviewed over 100 service providers and captured over 193 programs. We are almost done with the analysis on this report and will be launching it with community partners this Fall.
Since that time, we’ve been fortunate to partner with the Ottawa Aboriginal Coalition (OAC) to build on that knowledge. The OAC is interested in further information specific to Indigenous community members.
We invite you to help us better understand the services and supports for Indigenous community members in Ottawa by filling out this survey.
The survey is organized into 4 key areas:
a. Details about your organization
b. Demographic information about the Indigenous community members you serve
c. Programming held on-site, referrals made to outside organizations and gaps in services
d. Indigenous staffing and staffing supports
Please fill out the survey here.
This will take about 10-20 minutes. Thank you for taking the time. You are helping contribute to a better, more coordinated response in supporting Indigenous community members in Ottawa. The final report will be made available to everyone who filled out the survey.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Kaite Burkholder Harris
Alliance to End Homelessness
CCOC – New Building!
CCOC opened their newest building at 159 Forward Avenue on August 22nd this year. The 49 new homes at 159 Forward were developed by CCOC with support from Cahdco and funding from the City of Ottawa, the Province of Ontario, CMHC, and FCM. The four-storey, wood framed building was designed by Figurr Architects and built by McDonald Brothers Construction (MBC). The building includes a mix of unit sizes, from studios to 3-bedroom units. 159 Forward Avenue is built to Passive House standards, maximizing the building’s energy efficiency and sustainability, and reducing energy costs for tenants.
Before redevelopment, the site was a City-owned emergency family shelter, and before that, a school. CCOC is proud to be continuing to offer family housing on the site via 14 3-bedroom apartments. The site also features a rooftop solar array and planter boxes for gardening at ground level. Households are already moving in!
Let’s take a moment to celebrate CCOC in all of their hard work and teamwork to bring this exciting project to fruition!