We have been serving the Ottawa area for 30 years, combining the experience of Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (CCOC) with an innovative team of development, construction, and project management experts. Our mission goes beyond the complex task of developing affordable housing: we’re driven by our commitment to empower people and communities by providing the right services, resources, knowledge and connections. We know that big challenges require big solutions, and that’s where we come in.

Whether you’re just starting your affordable housing project, you’re looking for guidance in navigating the process, or ready for new opportunities – we’re here to help.

Mission

We are a mission-based, non-profit corporation, creating and promoting housing
for low and moderate-income people in order to achieve social equity.

Vision

We want people to have homes that are affordable and sustainable and contribute to a high quality of life of neighbourhoods.

We ensure this by…

  • Growing a corporation that provides leadership to the affordable housing sector, with highly professional staff and robust asset.
  • Developing new or rehabilitated affordable housing and compatible facilities with our clients and partners.
  • Building homes and creating ownership opportunities for moderate-income households.
  • Promoting public policy tools at all levels of government to help ensure housing affordability.

Values

Collaboration

Collaboration

Working together with private and public sector partners in ways that are respectful, honest and dependable.

Equity

Equity

Recognition and respect for the worth, dignity and contribution of all staff, colleagues and clients, and an accessible, equitable and respectful environment that is free of all forms of harassment and discrimination.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Buildings and neighbourhoods that are healthy, diverse, energy-efficient and respect the natural environment.

Inclusive, Open Decision Making

Inclusive, Open Decision Making

Consistent with high professional standards, decisions that are open and inclusive in the way they are made, communicated and implemented.

Innovation and Creativity

Innovation and Creativity

Being innovative, creative, and audacious in how we do our work.

Affordable, Livable, and Diverse Housing

Affordable, Livable, and Diverse Housing

Housing that is affordable, livable and diverse in type and contributes to a high quality of life.

Our History

Cahdco was created in 1996 by CCOC following the provincial government’s withdrawal from investing in affordable housing to create & promote affordable housing development in Canada. Cahdco specialize in helping non-profits develop affordable housing in Ottawa & Eastern Ontario.

Today, 30 years after it was established, limited government housing capital programs have returned and Cahdco continues to lead the way in developing affordable housing. Through partnerships with all levels of government, other non-profits and private industry, Cahdco is furthering its mission to create affordable housing in Canada. The name Cahdco initially stood for the Centretown Affordable Housing Development Corporation, now it stands on its own.

In 2023, Cahdco launched the Toolbox+, a national affordable housing development community of practice. Toolbox provides learning and network opportunities that increase affordable housing knowledge and organizational capacity.

The Toolbox+ Blueprints Program Is Open For Registration

Due to high demand, our Blueprints program is preparing two cohorts simultaneously! The program will supply all the tools for organizations still in the early development stage interested in learning about critical development activities.