On September 17, 2020, the province tabled Bill 204 which would freeze residential rent increases for 2021 for the majority of rental units that are covered by the Residential Tenancies Act. Learn more about the impacts for housing providers.
To help slow the spread of COVID-19 transmission, housing providers have been operating with enhanced cleaning protocols to help protect the health and safety of tenants and staff. Some have been using fogging machines to augment regular cleaning routines. Read on to learn more about foggers and how they work.
One of the tenants in our building has recently installed a camera for what they consider to be security purposes. Some of the other tenants have asked our building management to have the camera removed. Can we ask the tenant to remove their camera?
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We are releasing our Strategic Plan in a year of unprecedented challenges that have highlighted what those in our sector have long known to be true: a vibrant, innovative, sustainable community housing sector is crucial for maintaining a healthy society. Read on to learn more about ONPHA’s 2020-2023 Strategic Plan.
Across Canada, communities face housing shortages and homelessness crises as traditional building methods fail to meet society’s immediate needs. Read on to find out how modular construction can help provide solutions to the affordable housing shortage.
Learn how supportive housing providers are adapting to meet the needs of their communities during COVID-19.
‘Our Future is Now’ is not just a Conference theme, it’s a statement that the work we do is necessary in creating healthy communities. Read on to learn more about the 2020 ONPHA Conference.
You bring specific experience and know-how to the table, but what do you gain from becoming a board member?
Read on to discover some of the most compelling reasons to serve on a non-profit board.
Many non-profit housing providers consider having tenants on the board to be invaluable for the health of their organization.
Read on to learn more about how to start planning for a tenant presence on your board.
This year, we’ve faced unprecedented changes to the way we live and work. ONPHA has been offering online courses since 2005. With 15 years of experience under our belt, we’re more than ready to help you meet your professional development goals.
As the need for social distancing wears on, it may no longer be feasible to put off less urgent maintenance work, fire inspections, and general unit inspections. So how can housing providers conduct repairs and inspections while protecting the health of residents, staff, and contractors?
Can you explain the new minimum rent rules and in particular, please clarify how rent is calculated for tenants who are currently paying less than the new minimum rent and how the new minimum rent applies to OW and ODSP recipients and how utility adjustments factor in?
Learn more about Stage 3 of the Province’s Reopening Plan and how the relaxed restrictions may impact community housing provider services and operations.
Businesses across the province are entering and preparing to enter Stage 3 of the Province’s reopening plan. Read on to learn about how ONPHA’s new resource can help you plan a safe return to work.
My organization is looking at the various COVID-19 government assistance/relief programs. I have been looking into the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy but I need more information. Can you tell me if non-profit housing providers are eligible, and if so, are the funds received from this program taxable?
Learn about how ONPHA membership is an essential tool to help community housing providers weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 25, 2020 the Province lifted some COVID-19 restrictions, allowing community gardens to open.
Are you opening up your community gardening space or considering implementing a garden for the first time? Read on to learn about ways you can do so safely and in line with public health restrictions.