Although not a panacea to the quandary, the Centre is happy to announce new project funding to assist community members with tenant support through the Nanegkam Housing Corporation. Its Indigenous Tenant Support Initiative (ITSI) is a step forward to empowering Indigenous tenants, arming them with the knowledge, tools, and support to stave off illegal renovictions, informing them of their rights and responsibilities, while providing life skill development assistance.
In 2007 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established to facilitate, “reconciliation among former students, their families, their communities and all Canadians.” This was the outcome of the largest class-action settlement in Canadian history—known as The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement—which sought to recognize the damage inflicted to approximately 86,000 Indigenous Peoples who were forcefully enrolled as children in residential schools.
Founded in 2019, the Hiy̓ám ta Housing Society has the mandate to develop 1000 new affordable rental homes over the next 10 years for Squamish Nation people and the wider community. Given these ambitious goals, the Society is currently in the start-up phase and requires additional capacity building, team building and community engagement activities to successfully start to plan and implement its goals to develop affordable rental housing on 6 potential on-reserve sites.
Calgary’s Elan Hotel sold for non-profit housing. Known for hospitality and exceptional quality, the building used to be a hotel and now serves Horizon Housing’s mission. As a registered charitable organization, over 700 residents live in Horizon’s 16 residences, 8 supported homes and 8 apartment buildings, in Calgary.
The Centre is pleased to support our first transformational project in Newfoundland. Stella’s Circle is named in honour of Dr. Stella Burry, a pioneering Social Worker and United Church Deaconess.
Angela Marston is an artist located in BC. She holds a B.A. in Visual Arts and First Nations Studies, and finishing a Master in Organizational and Business Psychology. She is the Director of Indigenous Relations at Innovations in Health Society, and a Senior...
In partnership with the Social Planning Council of Kingston and Developmental Services Ontario—South-East Region. Want to learn interesting facts about the Centre’s funding programs? Stéphan Corriveau, the Centre’s Executive Director, will talk about the organization,...
The Fonds immobilier de The Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ has announced on July 9 an additional investment of $15 million in the Fonds d’acquisition de Montréal (FAM), bringing the fund’s budget for the construction of community housing in Greater...
For those who have followed the Centre’s journey, we have made it quite clear that at the core of everything we do, our predominant value—one we try to disseminate as much as we can—is collaboration. The social housing sector is a diverse place where, over the last...
Sector Transformation Fund
Enhance the capacity of your local organisation to provide affordable housing in a better way.
Sectoral Impact Projects
Sector Transformation Fund
Develop new services, models or tools to help the sector build and manage affordable housing.
Community-Based Tenant Initiative Fund
Tenant engagement projects that aim to involve tenants in housing decisions that impact them and in defining services.