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CCOC NewsNotes: April 2016

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NewsNotes is written and published by CCOC's Membership and Communications Department. Your comments, submissions and suggestions are welcome. The deadline for submission is the 15th of the month. 
Call Erica Butler at 613-234-4065 ext. 241 or send an email.
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Order free plants for your yard, balcony, or window sill

Flowers and plants make our properties more welcoming and attractive. Gardening gets people out into the sun with their hands in the earth. It's a great conversation starter with neighbours, and it's satisfying to grow your own food. Each spring, CCOC volunteers and staff deliver thousands of flowering annuals, vegetables, and herb plants to tenants. 

Want to volunteer? Contact 613-234-4065, ext 243 or

Find the plant order form online here.

Flower and Kitchen Garden Guide

We've got a complete list of all plants and flowers available through CCOC's plant program on our website! 

Do you want to garden in your landscaped common space?

CCOC Plant Days provides plants for balconies, yards and window sills. 
If you want to garden in the planter boxes or landscaped common areas of your building we have a budget to help with costs of plants and tools. We also have books, guides and links to local gardening groups.  

Email or call 613-234-4065 ext 237 to discuss your gardening ideas!

Thanks to Preston Hardware

CCOC gives each new tenant a Welcome Kit when they move in. The kits include a recycling bag, toilet plunger, toilet paper, baking soda for green cleaning, and lots of information to help tenants go green and to find their way around their new neighbourhood.

Preston Hardware generously sponsors these welcome kits by donating free plungers to CCOC. Located at 248 Preston Street, Preston Hardware has been in business since 1945. It is one of the main suppliers for CCOC's maintenance department, and is within walking and cycling distance or a short bus ride for the majority of CCOC tenants. They are open Monday through Saturday. 

Thanks, Preston Hardware!

Apply now:  CCOC Summer Camp Bursary

How it works:
  • You must be a CCOC tenant, and your child (or children) must be 8 to 15 years old.
  • If your child is selected, you are responsible for finding a camp that suits you and your child. We will pay up to $800 toward the camp fees and transportation. 
Priority is given to families paying less than market rent and to children who have not already been sent to camp under this program. 

For more information email or call 613-234-4065, ext. 240. The application deadline is May 1. 

Apply for the bursary using our online form.

We want your feedback!

We are sending out a tenant satisfaction survey to all 1595 CCOC households throughout the month of April. If you’ve given us your email address we’ll send it to you by email. If we don’t have an email for you we’ll send it to you by mail. 

Return your survey by May 1 to enter your name in a draw to win one of three $50 grocery store gift cards!

Casual summer jobs

Students! Are you looking for summer work? Check out the careers section of the CCOC website at for casual summer jobs.

CCOC gardening updates

Got a green thumb? Want to be the first to know about gardening workshops at CCOC? Sign up for our gardening mailing list today! 

Visit to subscribe.

Get your organic garden started! 

Register for great gardening workshops happening locally this spring. 

Community Gardening Network

Learn more:
For more information: 613-699-6850 ext. 12 or

COG Canadian Organic Growers:

Workshops are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors and students. Packages for multiple workshops are also available at a discounted rate.
Register online:
For more information: 613-216-0741 or

CCOC Committee Meeting Schedule

Unless otherwise specified, CCOC committees meet in the Board Room at 415 Gilmour Street (ring 808). Call 613-234-4065 ext. 0 to confirm. Note: CCOC will pay taxi fare and family care for committee members attending meetings.
Membership & Communications: April 5 and May 3 at 7:00 pm
Development Committee: April 12 at 7:00 pm, no May meeting
Property Management Committee: April 14 and May 12 at 7:00 pm
Rental Committee: April 19 and May 17 at 7:00 pm
Finance Committee: April TBD, May 18 at 7:00 pm
Board: April 27 and May 25 at 7:30 pm
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