You’ve probably noticed that ONPHA has a fresh, new look. Our revitalized brand is dynamic and vibrant – it’s also more than just a new logo!
Health Canada estimates that seven per cent of Canadians are exposed to more than the prescribed allowable exposure level for radon gas in their homes. Senior Technical Advisor Bruce Decker outlines what non-profit housing providers need to know about radon gas — and how to test for and mitigate it.
Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, received royal assent on March 8, 2016. As a part of this bill, new provisions to the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 will come into effect on September 8, 2016. Find out what this means for housing providers.
Strategic planning 101: Experts from the Region of Waterloo and Ottawa Community Housing share their tips and tricks
Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are creating their own strategic plans to guide their operations and development. So how does one go about beginning the strategic plan process?
ONPHA’s annual Waiting Lists Survey Report was released on May 25, revealing that 171,360 households are waiting for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) housing in Ontario.
Most recent articles
The housing and health needs of Indigenous communities both on and off-reserve have gained more traction as political priorities, creating opportunities for Ontario’s social housing providers.
See what you can look forward to at the 2016 ONPHA Conference and Trade Show – the largest social housing conference in Canada!
I have a tenant who came in as a special priority applicant. She has recently moved a man in with her and the neighbours have been complaining about the sound of fighting coming from the unit. Can I terminate the tenant’s RGI for moving her abuser in? How do I get him to leave?
ONPHA welcomes resolutions to guide its policies and direction throughout the year. The resolutions process approved by ONPHA’s Board of Directors ensures that resolutions are considered on an ongoing basis throughout the year and directly by the Board first. The Board may refer certain resolutions to the membership’s annual general meeting.
ONPHA is welcoming nominations for election to 6 vacant positions on its Board of Directors at this year’s Annual General Meeting in Toronto on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Staff, Board members and tenants of Regular ONPHA Members are welcome to apply.
ONPHA welcomes the announcement from the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and the Honourable Chris Ballard, Ontario’s Minister of Housing, regarding new funding for the creation of affordable housing.
The Ontario Government introduced regulatory changes that affect non-profit housing providers. Read on for a summary of relevant amendments to the Housing Services Act, 2011.
If left unattended, these smelly surprises can increase the workload for maintenance staff and present health risks for tenants.
Housing providers can minimize flood damage or prevent it all together by using our “stay dry” check list.
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) clients who are unable to open or maintain a bank account will soon receive their benefits on a reloadable payment card.
You know fire safety is of the utmost important in your rental units, but what about in your work space? Fire hazards lurking in busy office spaces are often overlooked, but no less devastating: personal injuries, job losses, property damage and loss of confidential information are all at risk.
We’ve wrapped up our 2016 annual Regional Meetings, a series of get-togethers with members across the province. With 14 stops, our staff met with over 500 members to provide non-profit housing sector updates, ONPHA news as well as learning and networking opportunities.
Today, ONPHA was honoured to receive the CHRA/Rooftops Canada’s International Development Award at the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s National Congress on Housing and Homelessness. For over 20 years, ONPHA has been a proud partner of Rooftops Canada, an international development program founded by Canadian co-operative and non-profit housing organizations.
The recently announced update to the Province’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy and the 2016 federal budget brought these moments to mind. In both instances, senior levels of government affirmed a welcome commitment to the creation of affordable rental housing, and other promises that gave us hope for the future.