The benefits of an “art night” can be even more profound with socially isolated seniors. Social isolation is a challenge for tenants who live alone, or who are separated from their peers. Without supportive family or frequent interactions, people can feel lonely and may be unwilling to access care or support.Read More
The Salus Clementine project has been named the greenest project in Canada. The 42-unit supportive housing building, currently under construction, is Canada’s first multi-family apartment building built with the passive house standard.Read More
While the tenants enjoyed living at Trellis, growing maintenance and funding complexities were exhausting the volunteer board of directors’ resources. The Trellis board approached the City of Toronto and began discussions about finding another non-profit organization to take over the operation.Read More
Imagine consistently having staff turnover every four months. For most organizations, this would be a clear indication that something is not working. For Marc Soberano of Building Up, it’s a sign of success.
“If you have 100 per cent retention, you’re not hiring people that really need it,” explains the 26-year-old Executive Director.
“What has been clear to me for some time,” says Morrison, “Is that CHRA was an organization that was consistently punching above its weight. It has the ear of many decision-makers at the federal level, and is doing a lot of good work to put social housing on the radar.”Read More
At ONPHA, we have spent the past year investigating the challenges that tenants living in social housing communities sometimes face. In November, we released the report Strengthening Social Housing Communities, based on communication with our members about what happens when vulnerable tenants – including frail seniors – can’t access the supports they need.Read More