The Ottawa Social Housing Network (OSHN) Shared Services initiative began in 2018. Since this time, OSHN has pursued two goals for affordable housing organizations to share services: to maintain or improve service levels and quality; and to achieve economies of scale. To accomplish these goals, OSHN has been exploring opportunities for affordable housing providers to purchase and sell services from one another and to jointly procure services.
The following are current and ongoing ways for you to participate in the Shared Services Initiative:
- If you are interested in purchasing unit preparation services from Causeway, please contact Gregory Esnard [email protected].
- If you are interested in purchasing unit inspection services from a local, non-profit housing provider, please contact [email protected].
- If you are interested in joining a pilot project for general maintenance services being shared amongst Ottawa affordable housing providers, please contact [email protected].
- If your organization is interested in participating in the Shared Services initiative, or has an idea for work that OSHN has not considered at this time, please contact [email protected].
The following are resources that could be of assistance to you today: