OTTAWA, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Ottawa Community Housing's (OCH) Board of
Directors is very pleased to announce that Stéphane Giguère has joined
the organization today as our new Chief Executive Officer.
Stéphane Giguère is a seasoned executive and a leader in the development
of business partnerships and customer service. He most recently served
as Corporate Director of CBC/Radio-Canada, responsible for strategic
and operational groups and projects related to revenue generation and
Before joining CBC/Radio-Canada seven years ago, he spent 13 years in
the high tech and banking sectors deploying business, financial and
technology solutions across several market segments including
municipalities and governments. Stéphane has held senior management
positions at Scotiabank and Telesat Canada and was vice-president of
Cognicase in Ottawa.
Stéphane Giguère, new Chief Executive Officer, commented "I'm excited to
be joining Ottawa Community Housing and honored to be leading such a
dynamic and talented team of professionals. I look forward to
building on the numerous successes of this remarkable organization in
providing quality affordable homes to 32,000 Ottawa citizens in healthy
and safe communities."
Stéphane is a graduate of École Nationale d'Administration Publique in
Québec City, holding a Master's Degree in Public Administration. As
well, Stéphane has completed executive management programs at Queen's
and McGill Universities. Since 1994, he has held the designation of
Chartered Administrator. During his post-graduate studies, Stéphane
co-authored articles on the performance of Boards of Directors and
performance management in Health Care and Municipal sectors.
Stéphane has lived in the Ottawa area since 1998. He is married and the
proud father of a son and a daughter; Tristan - currently attending the
University of Waterloo and Rosalie, currently attending high school in
Ottawa. He is a community volunteer with numerous sports programs and
OCH Chair Councillor Marianne Wilkinson welcomes Stéphane's appointment
with great enthusiasm. "Under Stéphane's leadership, we are confident
that OCH will continue to grow as a leader in the delivery of quality,
affordable housing, working with the City of Ottawa and our many
community partners to improve the lives of our tenants while ensuring
financial sustainability of the organization."
OCH Chair Wilkinson and CEO Giguère will be available from 2:30-3:30pm
in the Colonel By Room at City Hall on Wednesday April 9 to meet with
members of the media and city officials.
Ottawa Community Housing Corporation is the largest social housing provider in Ottawa, and the second
largest in Ontario. It provides almost 15,000 units to over 32,000,
seniors, parents, children, singles and persons with special needs in
more than 160 communities across the City.
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SOURCE: Ottawa Community Housing
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