Creating safe, affordable housing is our mandate.

Creating homes is our goal.

ᑭᒋ ᐅᔑᑕᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᐧᐊᐢᑲᐃᑲᐣ ᑫ ᐃᔑ ᐸᔦᑕᑫᓂᒧᓇᓂᐧᐊᐠ.

ᐁᐧᑲᓂᒪ ᓂᑎᑕᔓᐧᐊᑎᑯᐧᐃᓂᓇᐣ᙮ ᑭᒋ
ᐅᔑᑕᓂᐧᐊᐠ ᑕᔑᑫᐧᐃᑲᒥᐠ, ᐁᐧᑲᓂ ᐧᐊᑐᑕᒪᐠ᙮

Zhichigaadeg e’waankiiwendaagwog, gshkitoon dibagaadeg endaang aawan e’nankii-aang.

Maajiishkaachigaadeg awaa daang aawan nendowi gajitowaang.

Iakwate’shennón:ni aiethinonhsóthahse né:ne kanonhstá:ton táhnon iekarakwénies.

Iakwanién:te aiakwanonhsón:ni.

Ka-oushtahk pat dawnzhee, wayhtakihtayw en maezoun aykwawnima li drway kawmiyikawshoowyahk.

Ka-oushtahk wawshkawhikun aykwawnima kaw-atoushkawtamahk.

ᓴᖅᑭᖅᑎᕆᓂᖅ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᙱᑦᑐᓂᒃ, ᐊᑭᑐᓗᐊᙱᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓪᓗᓂᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᑦᑕ ᑐᙵᕕᖓᑦ.

ᓴᖅᑭᖅᑎᕆᓂᖅ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᓂᒃ ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᕗᑦ.

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For Indigenous, By Indigenous solutions to housing crisis

March 31st, 2021|

The Indigenous Caucus of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association has been busy in recent months. In November, it proposed a For Indigenous, By Indigenous strategy to address community-housing challenges....

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Working housing miracles for Ontario’s urban Indigenous population

March 22nd, 2021|

Last March, about two weeks into the pandemic, Steve Teekens got a call from the police. Teekens runs an Indigenous housing agency and the officers were calling to say one of his clients had tested positive for COVID-19. It was the first case to surface at the Native Men’s Residence, an organization that provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and deeply affordable rentals to a clientele of mostly Indigenous men in Toronto....

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OAHS Launches The Don McBain Memorial Award for Indigenous Students

March 9th, 2021|

Yesterday marked the first submission day of the Don McBain Memorial Award. Since 2017, the idea of contributing to an Indigenous student’s education has finally come to fruition and applications are now open for all Indigenous secondary students in Ontario....

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DID YOU KNOW?

“You are never going to lift people out of poverty, you’re never going to create jobs, you’re never going to create educational and health opportunities unless safe and affordable housing is provided for all Canadians.”

Jeff Morrison, Executive Director, Canada Housing & Renewal Association

“Article 21 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples states: 1. Indigenous peoples have the right, without discrimination, to the improvement of their economic and social conditions, including, inter alia, in the areas of education, employment, vocational training and retraining, housing, sanitation, health and social security. 2. States shall take effective measures and, where appropriate, special measures to ensure continuing improvement of their economic and social conditions. Particular attention shall be paid to the rights and special needs of indigenous elders, women, youth, children and persons with disabilities.”

- Article 21, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

“Indigenous peoples have the right to determine and develop priorities and strategies for exercising their right to development. In particular, Indigenous peoples have the right to be actively involved in developing and determining health, housing and other economic and social programs affecting them and, as far as possible, to administer such programs through their own institutions.”

– Article 23, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Don McBain Memorial Award

In Memory of Don McBain

“Don believed in people. In many different capacities and to many different people, Don was a mentor, supervisor, and coach. Don continually invested his time and energy in people with compassion and passion. The Don McBain Memorial Award is one small way that the OAHS team has come together to tangibly continue Don’s legacy of helping and investing in people.”

– Justin Marchand, Executive Director

“The For Indigenous By Indigenous (FIBI) National Housing Strategy proposal has, as its foundation, a service-based approach to assisting Indigenous People who need housing.  The Strategy calls for the Government of Canada to acknowledge and support the 45 year history of successful provision of urban native, and rural and native housing, and to financially support the proposed program elements and investments to continue to meet client needs in urban, rural and northern parts of Canada.”

– Indigenous Housing Caucus Working Group, Canadian Housing and Renewal Association.