Cahdco is proud to be a part of a collective movement towards a more inclusive Ottawa. In a long-standing partnership with the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa (ADO), we have undertaken important projects to address the crucial issue of affordable housing. We applaud ADO’s commitment to tackle affordable housing, a mandate borne from the 2013 Joint Assembly of the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Collaboratively, working to ensure everyone has access to safe and affordable housing.
The ADO has been at the head of several affordable housing projects, bolstered by our support. Here are some that highlight our collective work:
The Cornerstone 44 Eccles St Residence
This remarkable project will offer 46 affordable units once completed in 2023, of which 12 will be fully accessible and 30% will be dedicated to indigenous use. This project, executed by Cornerstone Housing for Women, who have over 38 years of experience in providing housing and support for women, will make a significant difference in Ottawa. This project is currently under construction and is expected to be occupied by 2024.
The Ellwood House Extension at St Thomas the Apostle
With generous funding from the City of Ottawa, this project is nearing shovel readiness. The extension will add 38 one-bedroom units, all fully accessible, reinforcing the Ellwood House Board of Directors’ vision to provide more safe and affordable housing for Ottawa’s senior citizens.
Julian of Norwich’s Anchor Project
With this instrumental partnership between ADO, Julian of Norwich Anglican Church, and the Multifaith Housing Initiative aims to redevelop the Julian of Norwich site. Named “The Anchor”, the new development will offer affordable rental housing, a multi-functional and multi-faith worship space, office and community space, and communal outdoor amenity space.
Hollyer House (CCBC)
The 35-unit project at Christ Church Bells Corners is nearing completion, with a move-in date set for summer 2023. This unique project includes a mix of market rent and subsidized rental units catering to families, seniors, newcomers/refugees, and women and children transitioning
St. Luke’s Table
Cahdco, in collaboration with St. Luke’s Table, St. Luke’s Church, and the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, has successfully executed a major renovation project that provides essential services to the Centretown and Ottawa community.
Cornerstone Housing for Women’s Princeton Avenue Residence
The first milestone for the 125th-anniversary project was the opening of 42 units at Cornerstone’s Princeton Avenue residence. This project preserves the legacy of the Sisters of Jeanne d’Arc and provides affordable housing to women in need.
Looking at these endeavors, the impact is both tremendous and inspiring. ADO has completed or is currently working on projects providing countless affordable housing units and several more are in the pipeline. These projects are a testament to the ADO’s commitment to alleviating homelessness and setting the bar high for faith-based initiatives across Canada.
Other faith-based groups considering similar projects should take inspiration from the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa’s successful initiatives. Their projects underscore the power of collective commitment, strategic partnerships, and proactive community service. Cahdco stands ready to lend its support, bringing our wealth of project management expertise to the table. To learn more about our ongoing and upcoming projects, or keen to start an affordable housing project, please visit our website here. Let’s work together to build an inclusive Ottawa where everyone has a place to call home.