Peer Assisted Community Engagement (PACE)

Our Peer Support Workers are tenants who want to give back to their community. They provide one-on-one support and group activities in six Ottawa Community Housing buildings to promote tenant well-being, create belonging, and reduce reliance on crisis response.

Making sure every person belongs

It’s one thing to move into a home; it’s another to belong to a community. This is what our PACE program is all about. We employ and train Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) tenants across the city to provide supports to fellow tenants in these communities.

Our Peer Support Workers help with things like:

All tenants living in these six OCH buildings may access one-on-one supports from the PACE program or take part in the activities and programs our Peer Support Workers facilitate.
Options Housing’s PACE program gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa.

Solving homelessness is about more than finding housing.

Our tenants also need support with setting up their new homes, accessing services, connecting with community, and more. Whatever your skill set, you can be part of the solution.

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Host an event to raise awareness and funds so we can see an end to homelessness


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