Under Bill 184, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing changes to the Housing Services Act. Check out what’s new and what you need to know.
As we enter the new year of 2023, I would like to take a moment to wish all of our members a happy and prosperous new year. I hope that you have had the opportunity to take some time to relax and enjoy the holidays with your loved ones. As we look ahead to the year ahead, I am excited to share with you the plans that ONPHA has for the upcoming year and the impact that we will have on the sector. What I’m most proud of in 2022 Upon reflection, I am very proud of our work at ONPHA and the strides we made within sector transformation, support from all four major Provincial parties in their commitment to housing affordability and working with the ONPHA team to have more impact for better outcomes across the sector. It becomes increasingly clear to me that everything we do is about people and housing. Among the most notable in our approach, was our commitment to ONPHA’s Strategic Plan and putting people at the centre of a systems approach. The culmination of which you can see in the following links, including: ONPHA’s Affordable Housing Plan, ONPHA’s Indigenous Housing Plan , ONPHA’s Solutions Lab & Long Term Vision, ONPHA Conference Highlights Video, ONPHA’s 2022 Year in Review Video. This is certainly an impact worth celebrating and building upon the year ahead! What I’m looking forward to in 2023 Our goal remains to expand the community housing footprint by 99,000 new units or 2% of the overall housing footprint in Ontario over a 10-year term. While this is ambitious and aligns with the National Housing Strategy, it also fits with and is supported by the provincial commitment to build 1.5 million new homes over a similar time-line. As such, ONPHA’s top priority will continue with a leadership role to support sector transformation within the new provincial policy framework and at the anniversary of housing providers’ end-of-mortgage and/or operating-agreement terms. This work will expand on ONPHA’s FAQ documents to update the sector, the subsequent Transformation Guide, and soon to be released Templates and expanded Enterprise Services. The intent is for ONPHA to extend the best member experience possible to members during a time of sector transformation and as they exit a prescriptive housing framework and enter into a service agreement with funding partners that are negotiated on a case-by-case business plan. We further strive to earn the ‘endorsement’ among key stakeholders to help support a flued...
Housing is a key component of Reconciliation. Learn more about how we can meet the growing needs of Indigenous people living off-reserve in Ontario.
As the pandemic enters its third year, it’s clear employees want — and need — improved health and wellness offerings from their employers. Learn how to approach employee wellbeing in an entirely new way.
Most recent articles
We know the #1 reason why talent leave organizations is the relationship they have with us as their leader. We know that many leaders have never been formally trained in how to lead others, get promoted from individual contributors to leaders without knowing how to inspire, engage, empower, coach, and develop team members.
Have you been on the fence about getting more involved in the affordable housing sector? Here’s three reasons why now is the right time to take action and join ONPHA’s 2022-2023 Board of Directors.
Professional development is a win-win for employees and employers alike. Follow three steps to ge buy-in from your supervisor for your next great professional development opportunity.
Election Day in Ontario is almost here! Find out what the major party platforms have committed to affordable housing.
As Ontario’s housing crisis worsens, our provincial government must take action to build, protect, and support deeply affordable housing. Here’s how you can advocate!
Ottawa Community Housing Corporation are taking over the Blog to share about their new waste diversion program that has reduced garbage output by 40% in on of their buildings.
The provincial government has released the 2022 Ontario Budget: Ontario’s Plan to Build, ahead of the June 2 election. Read ONPHA’s rapid response and stay tuned for our in-depth analysis.
For many of us it’s been two years of Zoom calls and Facetime. As restrictions lift, are you ready for in-person networking again? Here are some tips to help.
What better way to recognize and celebrate accomplishments than with awards of recognition? Nominations are now open until May 31!
The 2022 Federal Budget was released on April 7. Read ONPHA’s initial response to the new investments in affordable housing.
Every development project faces at least some resistance. What steps can you take to attract allies and manage relationships well for a successful project? Read on!
Ontario has released the long-awaited regulatory changes under the Housing Services Act, 2011. Read ONPHA’s initial analysis of the new framework, which sets the stage for the future of our sector.
As boards plan for a complex and ever-changing future, how can current leaders attract and keep directors with the skills, experience, and passion needed to lead the organization? Here are 3 great tips we learned at the 2021 ONPHA Conference.
Element5 are taking over the blog to share about a sustainable, Ontario-grown affordable housing solution using modular design and solid wood.
It’s not easy to find time to spring clean our workspaces when the community housing sector keeps us so busy! These tips can help make it easy for us to get organized for spring.