Dryden’s Homeward Bound Leading The Way

The Urban Indigenous Homeward Bound program in Dryden is being hailed as a huge success. The program is in year three of four at the old Pinewood School site. It provides a holistic approach to Indigenous mothers trying to obtain education and find gainful employment, with easy access to housing and childcare....

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CHRA Becomes National Coordinator for Chartered Institute of Housing Canada

The Canadian Housing and Renewal Association (CHRA) is proud to announce that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the Chartered Institute of Housing Canada (CIH Canada) whereby CHRA will serve as the new national coordinator for CIH Canada, effective May 1, 2021. The new partnership was announced today by CHRA Board President Kevin Albers at the Opening Ceremonies of the CHRA Annual Congress....

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Canada needs an Urban Indigenous Housing Strategy

Like many other Canadian cities, Nanaimo has a large homeless population and a disproportionate number of the people who are homeless are also Indigenous. This is a reflection of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous people....

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IESO Invests in Projects that Increase Indigenous Participation in Ontario’s Energy Sector

Indigenous communities and organizations across Ontario are moving forward with plans to transform how they meet their energy needs, choosing cleaner, more reliable and more affordable options. To that end, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is providing $7.1 million in funding to 61 recipients that will support energy planning, renewable generation, energy-efficiency measures, as well as skills development and training....

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Working housing miracles for Ontario’s urban Indigenous population

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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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women's Day from some of our ladies at OAHS! We're holding our hands up high to show that we're in to #ChooseToChallenge, this year's theme from IWD, by committing to helping forge an ...

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Ontario Supports Indigenous Women Fleeing Domestic Violence in Sault Ste. Marie

The Ontario government is providing over $550,000 to help create safe and affordable housing for Indigenous women and their children in Sault Ste. Marie. The funding is being delivered through the Social Services Relief Fund and will support women fleeing domestic violence who are homeless or at risk of homelessness during COVID-19....

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Ontario Invests in Affordable Housing For Indigenous People

The Ontario government is providing over $6.2 million to help create safe and affordable housing for Indigenous people in Orillia. The funding is being delivered through the Social Services Relief Fund and will support those experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless during COVID-19....

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