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Posted by on Apr 2014 in All Stories, News Updates | 0 comments

Improving fire safety for vulnerable Ontarians

Improving fire safety for vulnerable Ontarians

The fire and building codes have been amended to include, among other things, mandatory sprinklers for some organizations that house seniors and other vulnerable populations. Compliance with the amendments will depend on whether or not your non-profit meets the definition of “care occupancies”, “care and treatment occupancies” or “licensed retirement homes”

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Posted by on Apr 2014 in All Stories, Features | 0 comments

Using microfinance to improve housing – Experience from Africa

Using microfinance to improve housing – Experience from Africa

Access to adequate and affordable housing is a challenge around the world. Broadly, this challenge is related to two resources: land and money. In 2013, Rooftops Canada, in partnership with the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa, conducted research in Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa, to understand how microfinance is being used to improve housing conditions.

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