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

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

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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