Being a part of positive change and making a difference in the community is the daily driver for Stéphane. As CEO of a $2.7 billion housing portfolio at Ottawa Community Housing (OCH), the largest social housing provider in Canada’s National Capital, Ottawa, he leads an award winning organization that directly impacts the lives of over 32,000 people living in 15,000 OCH homes. He provides strategic direction and leadership to 340 employees whose specialized skills provide affordable housing to seniors, families, single persons and those living with special needs.
As he promotes OCH as more than a landlord – more than bricks and mortar, he maintains the high-profile portfolio that spans several specialties. From asset management, community development, government and stakeholder relations, community health and business development – Stéphane incorporates the diversity of OCH tenants’ needs into the services the organization delivers. One of his key priorities is to work with his team to build on the organization’s solid foundation in better positioning the corporation for continued growth by identifying new sources of funding and business development opportunities in both the private and not-for-profit sectors.
As an acclaimed business and corporate development leader and in combination with his Finance and Public Administration background, Stéphane brings to OCH an impressive range of professional successes and experiences that benefit the organization, its tenants and stakeholders.
Stéphane Giguère is a seasoned executive and a leader in the development of business partnerships and customer service. He most recently served as Corporate Director of CBC/Radio-Canada, responsible for strategic and operational groups and projects related to revenue generation and organizational effectiveness.
Before joining CBC/Radio-Canada seven years ago, he spent 13 years in the high tech and banking sectors deploying business, financial and technology solutions across several market segments including municipalities and governments. Stéphane has held senior management positions at Scotiabank and Telesat Canada and was vice-president of Cognicase in Ottawa.
Stéphane is a graduate of École Nationale d’Administration Publique in Québec City, holding a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. As well, Stéphane has completed executive management programs at Queen’s and McGill Universities. Since 1994, he has held the designation of Chartered Administrator. During his post-graduate studies, Stéphane co-authored articles on the performance of Boards of Directors and performance management in Health Care and Municipal sectors. He is also a chartered member of the Canadian Institute of Housing (CIH).