Stéphane Giguère, MPA C. Adm./Adm. A., is the Chief Executive Officer of a $3 billion housing portfolio at Ottawa Community Housing Corporation (OCHC), the largest landlord in the National Capital, and fourth largest affordable housing provider in Canada.
Stéphane leads an award-winning organization that directly impacts the lives of over 32,000 residents in 15,000 homes. Stéphane provides strategic direction and leadership to more than 498 employees, 600 contractors and 1,300 volunteers whose specialized skills provide affordable housing to seniors, families, single persons and those living with special needs.
He is committed to serving our community as a board member of Housing Services Corporation, University of Ottawa, Crime Prevention Ottawa as well as the OCH Foundation. He has also served as the Co-Chair of Community Development Framework of Ottawa.
Before joining OCHC, he spent 20 years in the technology, financial, and broadcasting sectors managing and leading key business, financial and technology transformations across several industries, municipalities and governments.
Stéphane is a seasoned executive and a leader in the development of business partnerships and customer service. His leadership is defined by his steadfast passion for client services and people, seizing business opportunities and leveraging assets. Stéphane has held senior management and executive positions at CBC/Radio-Canada, Scotiabank and Telesat Canada, and was vice-president of Cognicase (acquired by CGI) in Canada and internationally.
A graduate of École Nationale d’Administration Publique in Québec City, he holds a Masters 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. He is also a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH).