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2022 ONPHA Conference: Our Shared Horizon

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, […]

Written by Vera Feng

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

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 […]

Written by Vera Feng

Working 2GETHER Towards Affordable Housing

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 […]

Written by Stephanie Cantlay

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

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 […]

Written by Taarshi Raghaven

Previewing FCM’s Energy Efficiency Guide for Affordable Housing Providers

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

Written by Aisha Salahdiin Ahmed

Job Posting: Project Manager, Cahdco Toolbox

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 […]

Written by Graeme Hussey

Social Justice Design

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 […]

Written by Christopher Hardy

Introducing CCOC’s 159 Forward Avenue

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 […]

Written by Ellen McGowan

Inclusionary Zoning – City of Ottawa

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 […]

Written by Cahdco

Job Posting: Project Coordinator 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 […]

Written by Graeme Hussey

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

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 […]

Written by Graeme Hussey

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

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 […]

Written by Stephanie Cantlay

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

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 […]

Written by Stephanie Cantlay

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

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 […]

Written by Stephanie Cantlay

Job Posting: Development Assistant 2022

CCOC is hiring a Development Assistant to support the CCOC development department and Cahdco, CCOC’s related non-profit housing development corporation. The Development Assistant role will administer the Cahdco website, blog and social media, along with organizing events and meetings. About us: Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation is a community-based, tenant and member directed, non-profit housing organization […]

Written by Graeme Hussey

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Municipal Tools to Create Social Assets

Written By Dennis Carr - November 20, 2015

Municipal Tools to Create Social Assets

Written By Dennis Carr - January 22, 2016

Five Planning Tools to Improve Housing Affordability

Written By Abra Adamo - February 1, 2016

Remembering Phil Brown

Written By Dennis Carr - February 23, 2016

Biomimicry

Written By Melissa Estable - February 25, 2016

Ottawa’s Sustainable Solutions

Written By Jasmine Tranter - March 14, 2016

An Update on Cahdco

Written By Graeme Hussey - March 22, 2016

Defining “Affordability” In Affordable Housing

Written By Gina Grosenick - March 29, 2016

There goes the neighbourhood?

Written By Abra Adamo - April 19, 2016

Dan Pallotta

Written By Melissa Estable - May 16, 2016

I’m Not an Artist, But…

Written By Melissa Estable - July 19, 2016

Municipal Tools to Create Social Assets

Written By Dennis Carr - September 15, 2016

Innovative Methods of Construction: Ottawa Salus Corporation

Written By Jasmine Tranter - October 4, 2016

HSC SHARE Innovation Event

Written By Cynthia Jacques - October 17, 2016

Inclusionary Zoning

Written By Ray Sullivan - November 23, 2016

Ottawa Needs a Community Land Trust

Written By Dennis Carr - April 20, 2017

Affordable Housing – A hot topic on both sides of the River

Written By Cynthia Jacques - May 8, 2017

CCOC Provides Feedback On New Section 37 Guidelines

Written By Graeme Hussey - May 24, 2017

Alliance to End Homelessness Report

Written By Paige Waldock - July 3, 2018

Temporary Modular Housing to Address the Affordability Crisis

Written By Hadiya Al-Idrissi - April 1, 2019

Arlington 16-unit Affordable Passive House Development

Written By Paige Waldock - April 9, 2019

HSC Regeneration Forum 2019

Written By Anna Froehlich - April 16, 2019

Cornerstone Housing for Women Completes Adaptive Reuse Project

Written By Hadiya Al-Idrissi - April 23, 2019

Cahdco has Moved

Written By Graeme Hussey - April 29, 2019

Cahdco’s New Intern and Subsidized Housing in Vienna

Written By Kyla Tanner - May 13, 2019

KDS Apartments Site Visit

Written By Kyla Tanner - June 10, 2019

A Modernized Affordable Housing Sector: How do we get there?

Written By Cynthia Jacques - June 17, 2019

YSB Riverside Hub – Site Tour

Written By Jana Bawaba - June 24, 2019

Pro Formas and the Ontario Affordable Housing Calculator

Written By Kiefer Maracle - July 3, 2019

Happy Homes: Building Sociability through Multi-Family Housing

Written By Paige Waldock - July 8, 2019

Cahdco’s Affordable Housing Bus Tour

Written By Kyla Tanner - July 15, 2019

Rethinking the Tower Lunch N’ Learn

Written By Jana Bawaba - August 1, 2019

Job Posting: Development Assistant

Written By Graeme Hussey - August 14, 2019

Join Us For This Year’s HSC Innovation Forum!

Written By Graeme Hussey - August 19, 2019

Rooming Houses in Ottawa

Written By Kyla Tanner - August 29, 2019

Construction Begins on Veterans’ House

Written By Hadiya Al-Idrissi - September 25, 2019

Cahdco Attends the National Housing Debate

Written By Billy Cohen - October 16, 2019

Arlington Wins Ottawa’s First Community Partnership Award

Written By Kiefer Maracle - October 22, 2019

Business for Good: Design Thinking and Human Centered Design

Written By Hadiya Al-Idrissi - October 28, 2019

Join us for a Sustainability Tour with Carbon613!

Written By Billy Cohen - November 4, 2019

Supportive Housing and the National Housing Strategy

Written By Kyla Tanner - November 11, 2019

Vision Vanier, Montreal Road CIP’s Impacts on Affordable Housing

Written By Mark Sider - November 18, 2019

Grand Opening of YSB’s Youth Housing Hub

Written By Jana Bawaba - November 25, 2019

Cahdco Co-Hosts HSC SHARE Conference

Written By Billy Cohen - December 9, 2019

Finishing Touches on the KDS Apartments Expansion Project

Written By Cynthia Jacques - December 19, 2019

The Missing Middle and the City of Ottawa R4 Zoning Review

Written By Anna Froehlich - January 6, 2020

Job Posting: Student Intern for Summer 2020

Written By Graeme Hussey - February 25, 2020

Cahdco and SWCHC host a Rooming House & Micro-Suite Feasibility Workshop

Written By Hadiya Al-Idrissi - March 30, 2020

Christ Church Bells Corners: Rectory Redevelopment Project

Written By Jana Bawaba - April 6, 2020

A Comparison of Canada & The Netherlands’ Housing Policies

Written By Kyla Tanner - May 13, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Real Estate

Written By Kyla Tanner - June 2, 2020

Now Is the Time to Embrace Density

Written By Kyla Tanner - June 12, 2020

Beat the REITs Webinar

Written By Kyla Tanner - July 6, 2020

ONPHA’s Plan for Urban & Rural Indigenous Housing in Ontario

Written By Kiefer Maracle - August 5, 2020

Job Posting: Budget and Cost Analyst

Written By Graeme Hussey - August 13, 2020

Job Posting: Project Manager

Written By Graeme Hussey - December 18, 2020

Job Posting: Development Intern for Summer 2021

Written By Graeme Hussey - March 31, 2021

MHI Veterans’ House Welcomes Tenants Home

Written By Hadiya Al-Idrissi - April 26, 2021

Construction underway at Christ Church Bells Corners

Written By Billy Cohen - May 24, 2021

Job Posting: Development Project Coordinator

Written By Graeme Hussey - June 4, 2021

CMHC Housing Supply Challenge

Written By David Mejia Monico - June 8, 2021

Job Posting: Development Intern for Fall 2021

Written By Graeme Hussey - August 3, 2021

Climate Compatible Community and Affordable Housing Solutions

Written By Aisha Salahdiin Ahmed - August 12, 2021

Ottawa’s New Vacancy Tax

Written By David Mejia Monico - August 23, 2021

Job Posting: Development Project Coordinator

Written By Graeme Hussey - September 29, 2021

Community housing development: Financial basics

Written By Alya Alterkawi - October 13, 2021

Job Posting: Budget & Cost Analyst

Written By Graeme Hussey - October 25, 2021

CHRA Congress – In a Time of COVID

Written By Kyla Tanner - October 27, 2021

CHRA Congress – Building Mixed Model Housing

Written By Kyla Tanner - November 23, 2021

Canada’s National Housing Strategy: Progress to Date

Written By Lauren White - November 29, 2021

Speech from the Throne and the Housing Accelerator Fund

Written By Aisha Salahdiin Ahmed - December 8, 2021

Creation of Non-profit Housing Development Corporations

Written By Graeme Hussey - December 17, 2021

Cahdco’s Solution to the Housing Supply Challenge

Written By Graeme Hussey - January 12, 2022

Job Posting: Development Intern for Summer 2022

Written By Graeme Hussey - January 19, 2022

2021 ONPHA Conference Recap

Written By Ellen McGowan - February 14, 2022

CCOC Carruthers, Armstrong and Putman Redevelopment Projects

Written By Alison Elliott - June 9, 2022

Cahdco’s Affordable Housing Development Toolbox

Written By Lauren White - June 20, 2022

Volunteer Posting: Board Member

Written By Graeme Hussey - June 27, 2022

Job Posting: Development Assistant 2022

Written By Graeme Hussey - July 12, 2022

Job Posting: Project Coordinator 2022

Written By Graeme Hussey - August 10, 2022

Inclusionary Zoning – City of Ottawa

Written By Cahdco - August 11, 2022

Introducing CCOC’s 159 Forward Avenue

Written By Ellen McGowan - August 23, 2022

Social Justice Design

Written By Christopher Hardy - August 30, 2022

Job Posting: Project Manager, Cahdco Toolbox

Written By Graeme Hussey - September 8, 2022

Previewing FCM’s Energy Efficiency Guide for Affordable Housing Providers

Written By Aisha Salahdiin Ahmed - October 5, 2022

Working 2GETHER Towards Affordable Housing

Written By Stephanie Cantlay - October 26, 2022

2022 ONPHA Conference: Our Shared Horizon

Written By Vera Feng - November 28, 2022