OTTAWA, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCH) will join the Ottawa Community Housing Foundation for Healthy Communities (OCH Foundation) to toast the work and legacy of Jo-Anne Poirier at an event in Jean Pigott Hall. Jo-Anne Poirier was CEO of OCH, the second largest social housing provider in Ontario, from 2008-2013. Before her departure, she founded the OCH Foundation, a charitable organization that empowers and inspires the 32,000 tenants living in OCH communities to achieve personal success.
|| Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Event begins at 5:00pm. Co-hosts take the mic at 5:15pm. Event closes at 7:30pm.
|Where:||Jean Pigott Hall, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa|
|What:||A tribute to Jo-Anne Poirier and a fundraiser for the OCH Foundation|
|| Co-hosts: Mark Sutcliffe, Chair of the OCH Foundation & Councillor Marianne Wilkinson, Chair of Ottawa Community Housing
Mayor Jim Watson (speaking)
Jo-Anne Poirier, former CEO of OCH and founder of the OCH Foundation (speaking)
Wendy Mitchell, Executive Director of the OCH Foundation
Lawrence Greenspon, celebrity auctioneer
Funds raised at the event support OCH Foundation programs.
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.
The Ottawa Community Housing Foundation for Healthy Communities is an instrument to go beyond the bricks and mortar of OCH housing. Its focus is the people - the 32,000 OCH tenants who live in OCH communities across Ottawa.
SOURCE: OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities
For further information:
Susan Therien, Manager, Corporate Communications at OCH, 613-296-2654 [email protected]
Elizabeth Gray-Smith, Communications at OCH Foundation, 613-799-8552 [email protected]
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