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In brief: Housing adults with developmental disabilities, 2015 ONPHA Awards, New ONPHA staff member

DO YOU HAVE A SUCCESS STORY OF HOUSING FOR ADULTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES?

Ontario’s Developmental Services Housing Task Force is welcoming proposals for creative, inclusive, cost-effective and replicable housing solutions for adults with developmental disabilities.

The best ideas will be funded as demonstration projects through Ontario’s 2014 Budget investment for developmental services.

Submissions are due by April 24, 2015. For more information, see the application guidelines and form.

ONPHA AWARDS PREVIEW

Last year, we recognized WoodGreen Community Services for their innovative “Single Mom Celebrities” campaign, CityHousing Hamilton for their excellent tenant engagement strategy, and Brian Smith for his outstanding leadership at WoodGreen Community Services.

We also honoured the commitment of staff and volunteers who were retiring from the non-profit housing sector after 20 or more years of service, as well as tenants who are helping make their housing communities a better place to live.

Help us continue to celebrate the individuals and organizations that are making a difference in Ontario’s affordable housing sector by nominating someone you know for one of our five awards!

See onpha.on.ca/awards for more details.

NEW ONPHA STAFFER

This spring, ONPHA was pleased to welcome John Crawford, our new Membership Systems Coordinator. John has 20 years of experience providing membership and systems support to non-profits, including the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists, the Ontario College of Trades, and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. In his spare time, John likes to play darts and spend time with his family, friends and cat, Giggs. John is replacing Natalie Edwards, who left her position as Membership Administrator earlier this year. For a full list of ONPHA staff members, see our website.

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