NEWS & EVENTS
Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services has created a webpage for all tenants regarding COVID-19 and changes to our operations during this time. For answers to your most popular questions, please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page under Resources for Tenants and Homeowners or click here....
A planned transitional housing project on Junot Avenue is set to go ahead, after an appeal against a city zoning decision to allow the facility was dismissed. The project, which will be located between the EMS station and Boys & Girls Club building on Junot, would accommodate up to 58 people....
From today until further notice, all offices of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services will be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our business operations will still be running as usual. Please contact us at 1-866-391-1061 or at email@example.com for everyday matters. ...
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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.”
“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.”