About Cahdco

Cahdco is a non-profit real estate development corporation and sister to Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC). Cahdco develops affordable housing and social purpose real estate and provides consulting in the Ottawa area. Cahdco combines the experience and resources of CCOC with a team of development, construction, and project management experts.

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Social Purpose Real Estate

Affordable Home Ownership

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Rental Housing Development

2022 ONPHA Conference: Our Shared Horizon

Written By Vera Feng - November 28, 2022

As one of the more recent additions to Cahdco’s team, I feel grateful to have gotten the opportunity to attend the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association’s (ONPHA) 2022 Conference in Toronto from November 3rd to 5th. This conference marked the first large-scale in-person gathering ONPHA has hosted since the emergence of the global pandemic. Attendees, speakers, […]

Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act: Changes Related to Affordable Housing

Written By Vera Feng - November 3, 2022

Last Tuesday, on October 25th, 2022, Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing introduced the More Homes Built Faster Act with the goal of building 1.5 million Ontario homes in a decade. This blog post will look at significant changes and their possible impact on the affordable housing sector. To address the enduring […]

Cahdco’s Toolbox: A Final Funding Recipient for Round 2 of the Housing Supply Challenge

Written By Taarshi Raghaven - October 21, 2022

After being shortlisted this past year, it was announced in October 2022 that Cahdco is a final funding recipient of Round 2: Getting Started of the Housing Supply Challenge (HSC). The HSC is a program hosted by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and funded by the Federal Governments National Housing Strategy. HSC offers […]

Working 2GETHER Towards Affordable Housing

Written By Stephanie Cantlay - October 26, 2022

As a student member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) I attended and presented at OPPI’s annual conference last month in London, Ontario held jointly with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA). This year’s theme, 2GETHER, explored collaboration and unity to build more equitable, accessible, and inspired communities. The conference brought 2GETHER two […]

Previewing FCM’s Energy Efficiency Guide for Affordable Housing Providers

Written By Aisha Salahdiin Ahmed - October 5, 2022

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) held, on Wednesday June 15th, a webinar where they: Discussed Energy retrofitting existing buildings Broke down Funding opportunities for new projects Recommended engaging Regional Energy Coaches Teased their new guidebook for affordable housing providers

Job Posting: Project Manager, Cahdco Toolbox

Written By Graeme Hussey - September 8, 2022

The ideal candidate would be passionate about the development of affordable and sustainable housing to help low-income and moderate-income individuals, has exceptional organizational & communication skills, and is able to juggle multiple projects while meeting deadlines, whilst leading a team of project coordinators. About Us: CCOC is an innovative and award-winning non-profit landlord and a […]

Social Justice Design

Written By Christopher Hardy - August 30, 2022

Introduction In May 2021, my partner, Tomasz Weinberger, and I, Christopher Hardy, entered the Canadian Architectural Academy of Justice (CAAJ) student design competition named Breaking the Cycle. The competition asked participants to envision a new type of judicial building called a Community Justice Centre (CJC). A CJC aims to reduce crime by addressing the root […]

Introducing CCOC’s 159 Forward Avenue

Written By Ellen McGowan - August 23, 2022

159 Forward Avenue is a new construction project being developed by CCOC with development support from Cahdco. The four-storey, wood framed building was designed by Figurr Architects and built by McDonald Brothers Construction (MBC) and will feature 49 new affordable housing units. The building will include a mix of unit sizes, ranging from studios to […]

Inclusionary Zoning – City of Ottawa

Written By Cahdco - August 11, 2022

In June 2022, a special joint Planning Committee and Community and Protective Services Committee was held to discuss two City led initiatives with significant implications on the affordable housing sector. The first was a review of tools to prohibit or prevent renovictions, and the second was an Inclusionary Zoning status update and further direction. The […]

Job Posting: Project Coordinator 2022

Written By Graeme Hussey - August 10, 2022

CCOC is an innovative and award-winning non-profit landlord and a recognized affordable housing leader with over 50 properties located in downtown Ottawa providing nearly 1,600 affordable homes. CCOC created Cahdco as a non-profit real estate development corporation. Cahdco combines the affordable housing experience and resources of CCOC with a team of development, construction, and project management […]

Graeme Hussey to Co-Chair the Downtown Ottawa Revitalization Task Force

Written By Graeme Hussey - July 29, 2022

Graeme Hussey, President of Cahdco, and Neil Malhotra, Vice President of Claridge Homes, are Co-Chairs for the Downtown Ottawa Revitalization Task Force created by Yasir Naqvi, Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, to develop short- and long-term ideas and solutions to revitalize downtown Ottawa following the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the announcement here. The Downtown Ottawa […]

Part 3: CIP’s National Conference – Affordable Housing Policy Series

Written By Stephanie Cantlay - July 28, 2022

Development Intern, Stephanie Cantlay, attended Elevation 2.0, the Canadian Institute of Planners’ (CIP) National Conference. This blog series will summarize one final session and highlight the themes that emerged from the conference. We also encourage readers to engage with our digital whiteboard conference summary. Presented by: Jill MacLellan & Kasia Tota (Halifax Regional Municipality “A […]

Part 2: CIP’s National Conference – Affordable Housing Policy Series

Written By Stephanie Cantlay - July 27, 2022

Development Intern, Stephanie Cantlay, attended Elevation 2.0, the Canadian Institute of Planners’ (CIP) National Conference. This blog series will provide highlights from each session Cahdco virtually attended at Elevation 2.0. We also encourage readers to engage with our digital whiteboard conference summary. Presented by: Emilie Adin (City of New Westminster), Michael Epp (City of North […]

Part 1: CIP’s National Conference – Affordable Housing Policy Series

Written By Stephanie Cantlay - July 25, 2022

Development Intern, Stephanie Cantlay, attended the Canadian Institute of Planners’ (CIP) National Conference, this year held jointly with the Planning Institute of British Columbia. The conference took place, using a hybrid model, in Whistler, British Columbia from July 5 – 8 with an option for virtual attendance to many sessions beginning on July 6. Every […]