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.


What We Do

Social Purpose Real Estate


Affordable Home Ownership


Rental Housing Development


Ottawa Social Impact Awards

Written By Kiefer Maracle - October 24, 2016

Cahdco has been nominated for an Ottawa Social Impact award under the category of social enterprise. These awards recognise community leaders that are making a positive social impact through innovative, collaborative and scalable initiatives. We are delighted for this opportunity to showcase our impact and to advocate for the growth of the affordable housing development sector. […]

HSC SHARE Innovation Event

Written By Cynthia Jacques - October 17, 2016

On September 16, 2016, I had the opportunity to attend an exciting sector event that took place at the Beaver Barracks in Ottawa. Housing Services Corporation (HSC) hosted a SHARE Innovation Event, “Affordable Housing Development: Built Form, Design and Partnerships”. What is SHARE? It is the Sustainable Housing Asset Resource Exchange, an initiative led by […]

Innovative Methods of Construction: Ottawa Salus Corporation

Written By Jasmine Tranter - October 4, 2016

Ottawa Salus Corporation is making encouraging and innovative advancements in the fields of low carbon building and supportive housing. Through an integrated design process in 2010, the decision to design, develop and build a prototype building with both LEED Platinum and Passive House Certification was made, and a collaborative, exciting project was shaped. Simply put, […]

Municipal Tools to Create Social Assets

Written By Dennis Carr - September 15, 2016

My two previous blogs about municipal tools to create social facilities compared Vancouver’s municipal governance structure to Ottawa’s, reviewed  what social facilities Vancouver has achieved and outlined some of the tools Vancouver uses to achieve these facilities. So what does this mean for Ottawa? Municipalities in Canada only have a limited set of powers; they […]

I’m Not an Artist, But…

Written By Melissa Estable - July 19, 2016

Let’s start with the premise that we are all creative. Whether you’re an economist, baker or athlete, we all use some creativity in our day to day lives. It actually doesn’t matter if you got a D+ in art class or didn’t make the cut for the high school play. Creativity is a doorway to […]

New Tool for the Toolbox?: Affordable Housing Impact Statements

Written By Abra Adamo - June 29, 2016

In rapidly growing cities, housing markets can intensify affordability issues, particularly for individuals and families living on low incomes. Redevelopment, infill and intensification, particularly in the form of upscale medium and high rise condominiums, can involve the demolition or conversion of existing affordable rental stock and drive up land and property values, placing upward pressure […]

Defining “Affordability” In Affordable Housing

Written By Gina Grosenick - March 29, 2016

The Context for Affordable Housing We are hearing a lot about affordable housing in the news and on the streets. Communities all over Canada have prioritized the need to address what many are calling a crisis in the lack of affordable housing. In Ottawa, Broadening the Base (BtB) is exploring ways to bring new and […]