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Canada and Ontario Invest in Affordable Housing in Sault Ste. Marie

September 3rd, 2020|

Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That's why the governments of Canada and Ontario are providing $2.9 million to help construct 15 units of housing in Sault Ste. Marie. This investment will ensure more Indigenous women and children have access to affordable housing in their community....

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Sault Ste. Marie City Council to sign Truth and Reconcilation agreement

July 27th, 2020|

Sault Ste. Marie City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to deal with two matters. One is a resolution allowing the option of electronic participation in meetings of City Council and its boards and committees, even after the provincial COVID-19 emergency is lifted.The other is the signing of the following agreement with the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres...

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“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.