Iler Campbell Attends 2024 Winter Workshops Conference!

January 26th, 2024 by Iler Campbell LLP

On Saturday, January 27, 2024, CHF will be hosting about three hundred co-op members who will be attending the Winter Workshops Conference and AGM. We’re proud to participate in this unique opportunity that sheds light on all aspects of a housing co-op’s operations.

Safia Lakhani will be discussing co-op evictions, specifically, the ins and outs of a co-ops internal process, which is followed by the process at the Landlord and Tenant Board. Michael Hackl will be discussing the balance between an individual’s rights to consume and grow cannabis and a co-ops rights to institute controls over production. More on Safia and Michael’s workshops can be read here. 

If you’re attending this years event, we welcome you to say hello!

CHFT Honours Brian Iler as Honorary Lifetime Member

January 5th, 2024 by Iler Campbell LLP

Last month, the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto honoured Brian Iler of Iler Campbell LLP as an Honorary Lifetime Member in recognition of his years of service providing legal advice to co-ops and non-profits in Ontario. You can watch his acceptance speech here.  Celia Chandler, of CHFT, also wrote this piece in recognition of Brian’s achievement. We are so proud of all of Brian’s work in the sector, and extend our congratulations to him!

Hoarding – a human rights obstacle in housing

October 31st, 2023 by Hunter Stone

Hoarding is more complex than a simple housing issue. It is a recognized psychological disorder and therefore has human rights implications where it comes to accommodation and housing.

An example of hoarding. Credit: Donald Trung Quoc Don / Wikimedia Commons

Items piled as high as your eyes and the decay of takeout containers scattered throughout the unit; it’s a view we tune into for entertainment purposes on shows like “Hoarders: Buried Alive”. However, this type of unit condition is all too familiar for many housing providers across Ontario and the challenges which come from navigating it.

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Celebrating a year at our new office

October 31st, 2023 by Iler Campbell LLP

On October 12, 2023, Iler Campbell celebrated our new digs (a year late!) at 30 St. Patrick Street with clients and friends. Mercifully, it was a precipitation-free affair. Here are a few snaps from the evening:

Norlinda Padlan, Safia Lakhani, Andrew Tso (Alterna Credit Union), Fahima Karim (Alterna Credit Union), Alia Abaya (Circle Community LandTrust Inc. )

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ONPHA Convention

October 26th, 2023 by Hunter Stone

Iler Campbell is excited to be participating in ONPHA this year. Safia Lakhani will be presenting on key employment issues on Thursday, October 26th, and we’ll have our booth up at the tradeshow on Friday. Come say hi!