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DSB in talks with Aboriginal Housing over Gore Bay properties

October 30th, 2019|

Following an in camera session at the October meeting of the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB), a motion was made to allow the DSB to begin negotiations with Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services (OAHS) for the disposition of two of its three Gore Bay properties....

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‘They don’t have a home’: Kenora, Ont., shelter re-sets its focus

October 25th, 2019|

A downtown homeless shelter is getting ready to reopen its doors again full-time. After being forced to close in August over community concerns, the homeless service hub has restructured its hours. It now operates as an emergency shelter only – open every evening from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. – and will for the next three months....

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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.