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NewsNotes CCOC November 2013 258 Lisgar Mortgage Burning Party Inside... L - R Lance Clark, Jeanne Burgess & Rod Manchee burn the mortgage papers at 258 Lisgar.

CCOC held a mortgage burning party last month to celebrate paying off the mortgage on the first large building we purchased. We have now paid off the mortgages on 9 properties, and over the next 15 years will pay off several more. Jeanne Burgess and Rod Manchee were the board members who signed the original mortgage documents in 1978. Both are still members and Rod has been a CCOC tenant since 1976 and is still involved as a volunteer on the Finance Committee. Lance Clark was CCOC's first coordinator, and remains a good friend to us. Tenants at 258 Lisgar surprised everyone with a beautiful congratulations card signed by all. Mortgage payments are one of our biggest expenses. Without them, we will be able to put some more money aside to fund expensive repairs to roof, elevators and more. Our buildings are getting older and they need more work. 258 Lisgar, CCOC's 11th property, is very important to CCOC's history. When CCOC bought 258 Lisgar, we more than doubled in size. It is also the site of our first office and it helped us grow big enough to hire staff to fill that office!

a thank you note, CCOC calendars, What to do and who to call about: 1. trespassers 2. unwanted household items and e-waste, free playgroups

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www.ccochousing.org Please recycle this newsletter! Cert no. XXX-XXX-000


Thanks to Preston Hardware and Wood Wyant 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 them go green and to find their way around their new neighbourhood. Costs for the supplies in the kits have increased over time. Preston Hardware is now providing free plungers and Wood Wyant free toilet paper. Preston Hardware, located at 248 Preston St, 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. Wood Wyant has been in business since 1922. They supply CCOC with cleaning products, toilet paper and paper towels. Wyant was the first company in Canada to promote hand towels and bathroom tissue made from recycled fibres with their very successful "Paper without the Trees" campaign. Their toilet paper, Envirologic Ultra is made with 100% recycled fibres and a minimum of 60% post consumer waste.

CCOC 40th Anniversary Calendar Coming Soon... The CCOC tenant handbook and calendar will arrive at your home in early December. It has lots of tips about living with CCOC.

Please note: • the December NewsNotes and calendars should be distributed by December 8 • due to the holidays January NewsNotes will hopefully be delivered by January 6

If trespassers get into your building... First call the Ottawa Police yy

911 if the trespasser is threatening and aggressive

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613-230-6211 if the trespasser is non-threatening

Then call CCOC at 613-234-4065, ext 707 to let staff know that there has been a trespasser in your building and that you have contacted the police. If you are calling after hours, leave a detailed message. Letting us know helps us work with the police to keep our buildings safe. Helpful Tips: yy If the trespasser is in the airlock, do your best to keep them from following you into the building. If you are not comfortable asking them to leave and think they may try to follow you, use another entrance to the building if possible. If they do get into the building, call the police when you get to your apartment. yy If someone calls you on the Enterphone and says that they are delivering food or a parcel don't let them in unless: 1) you have ordered food; or 2) they tell you your name and apartment number (which would be on the parcel)


Where / How to recycle your belongings!

Please do not leave unwanted clothing and articles in the lobby or laundry room. They end up being thrown away by CCOC staff. Recycle them instead!

Charitable Groups who accept Clothing & Household Items: Canadian Diabetes Association 1-800-505-5525 Ottawa Neighbourhood Services 613-728-3737 Interval House 613.234.8511 ext.210 If you make arrangements for pick up with a charity:

Salvation Army 1-613-247-1435 x. 228 St. Vincent de Paul 613-722-7166

yy put your items in a box or bag and clearly mark it with the charity's name.; and yy keep your donations in your unit until the day of the pre-arranged pick up and bring them down to the lobby just before the pick up.

Electronic Waste Recycled Responsibly and Free of Charge Staples Stores - www.staples.ca/sbd/cre/marketing/easy-on-the-planet/recycling-and-eco-services.html Bring your electronic waste to any Staples location for free, responsible recycling. There is a limit of 6 items per customer per day. All brands of items are accepted regardless of where purchased. Items accepted for recycling: computer equipment (desk & lap tops, hard drives, eReaders, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, speakers, modems, routers), copiers and faxes, shredders, UPS/battery backup devices, GPS devices, digital cameras, MP3 players, mobile cordless phones Items not accepted: televisions, appliances, stereo/home AV equipment, alkaline batteries, rechargeable batteries larger than 12 pounds, lamps/bulbs

You make a difference - reduce, reuse, recycle!

Too Cold to Play in the Park? Check out these FREE Play groups

Call the phone number listed to find out specifics like age group, language spoken, etc. Parent Resource Centre - 300 Goulburn Private (corner of Mann Ave.) - 613- 565-2467 x 222 Tues, Wed & Thurs 9:00 - 11:30 am and 1:30 – 3:00 pm Child and Parent Playgroup - 420 Cooper Street - Danielle 613-233-4443 X 2201 Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30 am and 1:30-3:00 pm Friday 9:30 - 11:30 am Kids Corner Playgroup - 755 Somerset St. W– 1st Floor - Liz 613- 238-8210 x 2989 Tuesday 9:30 – 11:30 am Wednesday & Friday 9 - 11 am Laroche Park Playgroup - 7 Stonehurst Ave. - Liz 613- 238-8210 x 2989 Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am to 11 am Chinese Playgroup McNabb Community Centre -180 Percy St. - Susan 613- 238-8210 X 2507 Wednesday 9:30 – 11:30 am Growing up Downtown - Christine 613- 565-2467 X 225 Monday & Thursday 9:00 – 11:30 am at 450 Laurier Avenue in the Common Room Friday 9:00 – 11:30 am at 755 Somerset St. W.- Dalhousie Community Centre


Christmas Assistance Program & Toy Mountain CCOC is working with the Christmas Exchange, which provides Christmas Hampers or gift certificates to those in need. To qualify for these programs your yearly income must be within the following range: singles: $21,000 or less couples: $27,000 or less 3 people: $33,000 or less 4 people: $40,000 or less 5 people: $45,000 or less 6 people: $51,000 or less To apply, call Karen at 613-234-4065, x 241 Tues. to Thurs. 10 am to 5 pm before November 28. Please note: yy The Program is not Government or United Way funded. It is funded by individuals, companies & groups. yy Service is on a first-come, first-served basis, only to the extent that they can afford. yy People willing to accept a hamper will be served first. To make a donation: call 613-226-6434.

The Snowsuit Fund This program is for people on social assistance and working people who receive child tax benefits or GST rebates. The centre has snowsuits for babies and children up to 15 years old. If you need a snowsuit for your child, there are three things you need to bring with you: yy

proper documentation - contact the Snowsuit Fund for more information (see Info: below)

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$10 cash for each snowsuit you want to purchase

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a bag to carry your snowsuit(s) in.

Days: Tuesday to Saturday Time: 9 am to 4 pm Place: 225 Donald St., Hardini Centre - enter the red door at the back of the building Info: 613-746-8719 or ssf@on.aibn.com visit www.snowsuitfund.com To Make a Donation - Canadian Tire and Browns Cleaners accept donations of snowsuits or cash for the fund. You can donate on-line at www.snowsuitfund.com/support-us/

CCOC Committee Meeting Schedule STANDING COMMITTEES Membership & Communications Development Committee Property Management Committee Rental Committee Finance Committee Board

NOVEMBER no meeting November 12 no meeting November 19 November 20 November 27

DECEMBER December 4 December 10 December 12 December 17 December 11 December 18

TIME (PM) 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:30

Where: Board Room at 415 Gilmour Street (ring 808). Call 234-4065, ext. 0 to confirm. Note:

CCOC will pay taxi fare and family care for committee members attending meetings.


November 2013 NewsNotes