Posts by Iler Campbell LLP

Staffing announcement at Iler Campbell

June 14th, 2022 by Iler Campbell LLP

We’re pleased to announce that earlier this year, we hired Fatema Jivaji, a lawyer who shares our strong interest in land trust work.  Fatema hit the ground running working on a couple of big land trust acquisitions.  (Stay tuned to the blog to hear more details about that!) With experience gained in big and mid-sized firms and working as a lawyer directly for a private equity firm that capitalizes development projects, we’re confident Fatema will have lots to offer our developer and prospective-developer clients working in the non-profit sector. She looks forward, too, to gaining a broader understanding of the range of work we do for our non-profit, co-op, and charitable clients.   You can read more about Fatema here.

In other news, our 2021-2022 articling student, Maggie Fleming, will be called to the bar this month.  We’re delighted she’s agreed to stay with us for a few months to get us through some big ongoing projects.   Make sure to congratulate Maggie if you’re working with her. Becoming a lawyer is a long haul and one that deserves celebrating!

Jon Harstone, champion of affordable housing development

January 7th, 2022 by Iler Campbell LLP

We were saddened, as with all of Toronto’s housing sector, to learn that Jon Harstone, champion of affordable housing development, died suddenly on January 1, 2022. What follows is a tribute Brian Iler delivered at Jon’s retirement party in early 2019. Continue reading “Jon Harstone, champion of affordable housing development”

GHCHF Winter Workshop 2022

January 5th, 2022 by Iler Campbell LLP

Iler Campbell is proud to provide workshops for the Golden Horseshoe Co‑operative Housing Federation Winter Workshops 2022 conference. Workshops are Saturday, January 29, 2022 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM, registration is available here.  And be sure not to miss the Thursday night AGM followed by a Special Guest Presentation and social mixer! Continue reading “GHCHF Winter Workshop 2022”

Year in review – Iler Campbell LLP – 2020

December 23rd, 2020 by Iler Campbell LLP

2020 began like a normal year. We were gearing up for our regular work, conferences, vacations, and personal milestones.   Suddenly we were thrust with our clients and the rest of the world into uncharted waters. Like everyone else, we started “pivot”, “social distance”, “mask‑up”, “zoom”, and, of course, figure out how to work mostly from our home offices. Continue reading “Year in review – Iler Campbell LLP – 2020”

Time for an early new year’s resolution – book some training!

December 14th, 2020 by Iler Campbell LLP

Nearly five years ago, in March 2016, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) released a landmark case for housing providers.  The decision, Welykyi and Rouge Valley Co-operative Homes Inc., was the first significant decision of the HRTO to relate to housing.  Although it was a co-op case, it helps all housing providers understand the importance of decisive action when tenants or members harass each other on grounds protected under the Human Rights Code.   Continue reading “Time for an early new year’s resolution – book some training!”

AIS joins WoodGreen – a case study on organizational integration

November 3rd, 2020 by Iler Campbell LLP

A Tudor style, 3-storey walk-up apartment building with 13 units built in 1995. A landscaped rear patio, and large trees add to the appeal of this building located within 10 minutes of the beaches.

An east end café was the setting for an energetic conversation between a leader of a small supportive housing program and the CEO of a large community service organization. Accommodation, Information and Support Inc. (AIS) a pioneer of the supportive housing model for persons with mental health challenges and WoodGreen Community Services, a systems leader in providing innovative solutions to challenging social issues, began a conversation about the mutual benefits of joining forces.   Despite the global pandemic, we continued with our plans and completed a voluntary integration on April 1, 2020 into a single corporation, WoodGreen Community Services. We felt it was an opportune time to leverage our combined expertise to better serve clients, who need us now more than ever, with intensive mental health and supportive housing supports. Continue reading “AIS joins WoodGreen – a case study on organizational integration”