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City of Toronto releases 2021 Street Needs Assessment results and Homelessness Solutions Service Plan

The City of Toronto’s Shelter, Support and Housing Administration Division (SSHA) today released the results of Toronto’s fifth Street Needs Assessment (SNA) and the proposed Homelessness Solutions Service Plan. Responding to the SNA’s key findings, the Service Plan identifies six implementation priorities that support the City’s ongoing efforts to build and strengthen a responsive homelessness […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202119 Views

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Homeless in Winnipeg aren’t sure where to turn for lodging – APTN News

Oct 14, 2021 People who have no place to call home are struggling to come up with a place to stay after a Winnipeg council bylaw prohibits them from living under, or near bridges. “It doesn’t rain under the bridge and it doesn’t snow under the bridge,” says Billy Rivers. “So a little bit of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202114 Views

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Solving Canada’s Dire Need for Safe and Affordable Housing

Our CEO Justin Marchand was interviewed by Bank of Montreal’s Dan Adams in the latest episode of their podcast Sustainability Leaders! This episode focused on the housing crisis facing Indigenous communities in Canada as well as individuals in rural and urban areas, and the critical role that OAHS plays in actively making a positive difference […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202122 Views

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COVID-19 ER visits and hospitalizations on the rise among Alberta kids – CBC

A 14-year-old in Alberta died of COVID-19 on Oct. 7 Oct 13, 2021 A Calgary doctor says the emergency room at Alberta Children’s Hospital is treating more children for COVID-19 now than during any other wave of the pandemic. COVID-19 rates among five- to 11-year-olds, who are too young to be vaccinated, skyrocketed in September. […]

by tmnationtalk on October 13, 202113 Views

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New homes coming for Okanagan Indian Band members

Oct. 7, 2021 OKANAGAN INDIAN BAND RESERVE – A new housing development will support Okanagan Indian Band members to stay or return to their home community, as construction begins on 16 affordable, on-reserve rental homes. “Our government is proud to be working with the Okanagan Indian Band to help support their goal of increasing the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202138 Views

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Housing Summit held to advance development of the Yukon’s housing solutions

06/10/2021 The Government of Yukon met with housing sector representatives and community stakeholders at the Yukon Housing Summit 2021 on October 5 to 6 to identify solutions and actions that address the Yukon’s key housing pressures. The summit raised awareness about housing complexities and challenges unique to the territory and provided a platform to create […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202126 Views

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The Daily Thursday, October 7, 2021

Canadian Housing Statistics Program, Properties sold in 2018 A new measure to evaluate housing affordability, the sale price-to-income ratio, is released today. For properties sold in 2018, the price-to-income ratio in British Columbia was more than double that in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and in British Columbia, the lowest-income earners purchased properties worth 18 […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 202133 Views

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Temagami FN: Housing Advisory Committee Call Out

October 6, 2021 Temagami First Nation is currently accepting applications for Committee Members of the Housing Advisory Committee. The objective of the Committee is to make formal recommendations to Council regarding the development and on-going review of the TFN Housing Policy, consult with the TFN membership and obtain their input, and overseeing the housing policy’s development […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 202125 Views

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City of Toronto: City Council to increase the supply of affordable and supportive housing and strengthen partnership with Indigenous communities

News Release October 1, 2021 Today, Toronto City Council supported  implementing Phase Two of the Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) and establishing a new partnership with the Miziwe Biik Development Corporation to further the development of 5,200 affordable rental homes for the Indigenous community by Indigenous organizations. These two reports – approved this morning – were […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202128 Views

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Indigenous student housing opens at UBCO this semester – KelownaNow

The Skeena Residence at University of British Columbia’s Okanagan (UBCO) Campus opened this semester to provide guaranteed housing for incoming Indigenous students. The building is six-stories, has 220 beds, lounges, informal study spaces, an activity room, laundry facilities and boosts the number of available beds by 28%. In 2019, UBCO reported that 6% of the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 202122 Views

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