On Saturday, October 13 at the Ottawa Community Housing Corporation’s (OCH) Tenant’s Forum, Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre presented Jo-Anne Poirier with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her commitment to providing quality affordable housing and increasing opportunities for many members of our community.
As the CEO of OCH, Joanne is dedicated to improving the quality of life of thousands of residents, and providing them with the confidence and abilities to participate in the social and economic opportunities of the greater community. She has had great success in attracting millions in funding to repair housing, creating business partnerships, and the establishment of a scholarship fund for tenant education. As a result of her efforts, OCH has received several awards for excellence, including being named the 2011 Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award’s Non-Profit Organization of the Year. Jo-Anne also finds the time to give back to the community through her involvement on the Board of Directors of Crime Prevention Ottawa and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO).
The presentation of the Diamond Jubilee Medal at the Tenant’s Forum, an event which honours the volunteerism of OCH residents and fosters a greater sense of community, was particularly fitting and speaks to the positive effect Jo-Anne has had on the lives of many OCH residents.
“Jo-Anne Poirier is a dedicated community leader who works diligently to ensure every resident of OCH is afforded every opportunity to succeed. She truly cares about the well-being of her tenants, and is committed to ensuring that every OCH community is a safe and happy place to call home.”
- Yasir Naqvi, MPP Ottawa Centre
"I was very honoured and humbled to receive this award, bestowed to me by MPP Yasir Naqvi. I truly value the partnership we have shared in enhancing the quality of life for Ottawa Community Housing tenants."
- Jo-Anne Poirier
- Ontario is celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne 60 years ago, by awarding 2,000 outstanding Canadians with a Diamond Jubilee Medal.
- Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s reign of 60 years is the second-longest for a British monarch; only Queen Victoria has reigned longer.