In our sector, a ‘workplace’ can look like many things – offices, outdoor spaces, on the road, residential settings or a bit of everything. Follow these tips from Staples Business Advantage to promote a safe working environment whatever shape that may take.
After trying to work with one of my tenants to solve their arrears, they have become increasingly hostile towards me and other staff. The last time they came to the office, they used abusive language. I’m scared it could escalate to physical violence. What can I do to protect myself and my staff?
Safe work procedures will help you prevent accidents and avoid significant fines. Read more about how you can ensure your procedures on electrical safety are compliant.
Do you know what to do when you find a needle, syringe, or other “sharp” in your community? As a landlord, you need to know to safely handle these materials to protect your tenants and staff.
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It’s time to celebrate and share our success stories, big and small. Help us recognize and shine a spotlight on the great work happening across our sector by submitting a nomination for an ONPHA award.
Save the date for this year’s Conference and Trade Show taking place November 3-5 in Niagara Falls. In 2017, let’s use our knowledge to create the future we want for our sector!
Housing providers need to have safe operating procedures in place in order to prepare staff to effectively participate in fire prevention. Read these tips on what to include.
As we move from WHMIS 1988 to the new WHMIS 2015, find out how what exactly is changing and how you can remain compliant during the transition period.
Do you often find yourself in situations where you (or your staff) are working alone? Find out what the law says about working alone and how to protect yourself and the workers around you in these situations.
What are a landlord’s obligations to a tenant if their unit is destroyed by a natural disaster? Learn how to limit your liability and defend yourself against tenant applications at the Landlord Tenant Board.
On March 22, the Trudeau Liberal government tabled their second budget called Building a Strong Middle Class. Public reaction to the 2017 Budget has been mixed, however ONPHA sees the budget as setting an important financial stage for housing, albeit over a long term.
Change is in the air! What to expect at this year’s Regional Meetings It’s that time of year again! ONPHA is...
This article provides ONPHA members with more information about the provincial government’s shift towards a portable housing benefit framework. It provides a brief description of what portable housing benefits are, and a summary of what Ontario has implemented and announced regarding their use.
Over the past year, ONPHA members have benefited from recent federal and provincial investments in social...
Question: My tenant told me she was going to get an inheritance. Now she has told me that she’ll be getting...
This article explores the subject of Basic Income. After providing a brief description of what is meant by this concept, it provides a summary of the Ontario government’s current Basic Income Pilot project.
It’s never too early to plan for a post-EOA world.
Is it better to operate a large number of housing units to streamline business efficiencies or on a smaller scale to encourage close tenant and landlord relationships? This article explores both sides of this difficult question