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CCOC NewsNotes October 2012 CCOC President Named one of the Top 25 People in the Capital

Ottawa Life magazine has named our own President, Calinda Brown, as one of Ottawa’s top 25 “movers and shakers”! Congratulations Calinda! This is the 12th year that the magazine has been naming the top people in the capital. They feature people from various backgrounds and this year's top 25 include an athlete, a foodie, business people and a few politicians. The article states "One thing never changes. Ottawa is home to some extraordinary people!" Here is some of what Ottawa Life had to say about Calinda: Calinda Brown is President of the Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation, a private non-profit housing corporation and an innovative community leader. CCOC makes it possible for low-imcome earners, as well as people facing challenges such as health, abuse or addiction problems, to have their basic right to secure housing met. CCOC caters to a range of circumstances, providing affordable homes for singles, seniors, families and friends. "We're more than a landlord. CCOC is a caring community of individuals - staff, volunteers and tenants - who participate actively in Centretown issues like Rescue Bronson and the Centretown Community Design Plan and speak up to promote good local transit, safe and accessible sidewalks, local food and affordable recreation."

The CCOC Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Monday, October 8. Notre bureau sera fermé le lundi 8 octobre pour le jour de l'action de grâce.


Electronics recycling depot, staff hellos and goodbyes, getting ready for winter, halloween, a fabric sale, hidden treasures and a film festival


Maintenance ext. 707 Rental ext. 0 Finance ext. 230 Communications ext. 240 “NewsNotes” is written & published by CCOC's Membership & Communications Department. Your comments, submissions & suggestions are welcome.The deadline for submission is the 15th of the month. Call Meg McCallum at ext. 240 ( or Karen Batsch at ext. 241 ( Please recycle this newsletter! Cert no. XXX-XXX-000

Electronics Recycling Depot Drop off your used and unwanted electronics so that they may be recycled properly. Sponsored by the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) and the Centretown Citizens Community Association (CCCA). For more information on responsible recycling of electronic products as well as a full list of accepted items visit Date: Place:

Saturday, October 6 McNabb Recreation (Community) Centre 180 Percy Street (corner of Gladstone & Percy)

Time: 9 am to 3 pm

What's Accepted

• • • •

monitors and televisions desktop computers portable computers mouse, keyboards

• printing, copying and multifunctional devices

• telephones and answering machines • cellular phones and pagers • equalizers, amplifiers, speakers, tuners & turntables • cameras, audio & video devices

Welcome to New CCOC Staff CCOC welcomes Haitham Alabadleh and Zeki Bingol who have joined the maintenance staff as cleaners. They are both experienced cleaners, are excited to be working with us and are great additions to our team! Zeki owned and operated his own cleaning company for 5 years. He has also done volunteer work with the Shepherds of Good Hope. Zeki speaks Turkish, English and some French.

Zeki Bingol & Haitham Alabadleh

Haitham has several years of experience in building cleaning and maintenanance.

and Farewell and Best of Luck to... Mathieu Ivall who was working as a cleaner with the maintenance department. Mathieu was accepted into the law program at Ottawa University. Congratulations Mathieu! Blake Lepard has been working as a general maintenance worker with CCOC since the spring of 2010. He is leaving CCOC to pursue an electrical apprenticeship.

Getting ready for winter

Se préparer pour l'hiver

Turning on the heat

Mettons la chaleur

CCOC turns the heat on in late September/ early October. In the larger buildings, it can take a few days for the boiler system to build up enough heat to start distributing it to each of the units.

CCOC met le chauffage en marche à la fin de septembre/ au début d'octobre. Dans les édifices plus larges, il faudra quelques jours pour que le système de chaudière produise suffisamment de chaleur pour commencer à la distribuer à chaque unité.

Locking up the roof decks

Verrouillage des terrasses sur le toit

CCOC locks the doors to the roof decks for the winter. The roof decks will re-open in the spring once all of the snow and ice have melted.

CCOC verrouille les portes des terrasses sur le toit pour l'hiver. Les terrasses sur le toit ouvriront à nouveau au printemps lorsque la neige et la glace ont fondu.

Turning off outdoor taps If you have an outdoor tap - shut off the water to the outside tap from the pipe shut-off inside, then drain the line by turning on the outside tap.

Fermer les robinets extérieurs Si vous avez un robinet extérieur, fermez l'eau à ce robinet du tuyau d'arrêt intérieur, puis vidangez la conduite en ouvrant à nouveau le robinet extérieur.



If you have drafty windows contact the Maintenance department at 613-234-4065, ext. 707 to ask for a free window sealing kit. The easy to install plastic film seals the window and helps to keep you warm and reduce heating costs.

Si vous avez des fenêtres qui créent des courants d'air, contactez le département d'entretien au 613-234-4065, poste 707 pour demander une trousse d'isolation des fenêtres gratuite. La pellicule de plastique facile à installer scelle la fenêtre et aide à vous garder au chaud et à réduire les coûts de chauffage.

Replacing furnace filters If you have a furnace in your unit, the furnace filter should be changed once each month during the winter. A clogged filter makes the furnace motor work harder - leading to higher heating bills. The filter is usually located where the cool air enters the furnace. For most furnaces the filter slides in and out. If you live at 170 Booth Street or in a building at Beaver Barracks, CCOC staff will change your specialized fan coil filters.

Remplacement des filtres de fournaise Si vous avez une fournaise dans votre unité, le filtre de la fournaise doit être changé une fois par mois durant l'hiver. Un filtre bloqué fait fonctionner le moteur de la fournaise plus fort menant à des factures de chauffage plus élevées. Le filtre se trouve normalement où l'air frais entre dans la fournaise. Pour la plupart des fournaises, le filtre glisse pour entrer et sortir. Si vous demeurez à 170 rue Booth ou chez Beaver Barracks, le personnel de CCOC changera les filtres specialisés de votre ventilo-conducteur.

Hallowe'en in CCOC Buildings CCOC has decorations to lend to tenants interested in decorating the lobby. We also have some funding for tenant gatherings to celebrate seasonal events. If you're interested in decorating your lobby or organizing a tenant gathering or treat giving, contact Karen at 613-234-4065, ext. 241.

Fabric Flea Market Fabric, yarn, lace, buttons, patterns and needlework supplies. Proceeds support Cambridge Street Public School. Donations of fabrics are welcome at the school (250 Cambridge Street N. near Gladstone & Bronson) before the event. Date: Place:

Time: 10 am to 2 pm Admission: $2 Info: 613-722-6874

Saturday, October 13 Glebe Community Centre 175 Third Avenue at Lyon

Hidden Treasures Give Away Weekend Another way to reduce waste! Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21 Time: all day Place: throughout the city Treasures include: books, CDs and DVDs, old furniture, small appliances, Rules for setting out the treasures:

Treasure hunting rules:

yy Place items at the curb.

yy Respect people's property, don't walk on lawns/ gardens.

yy Things you want to keep shouldn't be near the FREE items. yy Place stickers or signs on items with the word "FREE".

yy Take only the treasures marked free at the curb. yy Don't put treasures you've picked-up on another person's lawn.

yy Bring in unclaimed items at the end of the day.

The 23rd Annual One World Film Festival: Date: October 11 - 14 Time: check schedule on website Place: Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St. Tickets: $15 / $10 students and low-income

4 Day Pass: $45 / $35 for students and low-income

CCOC Committee Meeting Schedule

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

OCTOBER October 3 October 9 October 11 no meeting October 24 October 31

NOVEMBER no meeting November 13 November 8 November 20 November 21 November 28

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

Where: 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.

NewsNotes - October 2012  
NewsNotes - October 2012  

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