Housing

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”

What’s the status of your file?

November 2nd, 2020 by Iler Campbell LLP

Last week, we received a worrying email from the Landlord and Tenant Board (the LTB) regarding a specific application. The email introduced a new form, called Advanced Resolution Request, for Landlords, Tenants and Co‑op Applicants to submit. The LTB describes the purpose of this form is to “help the LTB understand if there have been changes with…application[s] after it has been filed”. Continue reading “What’s the status of your file?”

CHF Canada launches its first-ever Virtual Fall Education Forum!

October 27th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

Tomorrow marks the first webinar in CHF Canada’s month-long Virtual Fall Education Forum.

Tomorrow, Celia Chandler will join co-op managers across Canada to talk about human rights in housing in a live Zoom session.  Later in November, Celia will participate in a session on mental health and human rights; this one is geared to all co-op members and staff.

But these are just two of the 20 or so sessions that are on offer.  For the complete line up, click this link.  There’s something for everyone.

That’s not all though.  No conference – even an online one – is complete without sponsors.  Be sure to check out the partners’ page found here.  Iler Campbell is proud to be on the list.

Is the LTB collapsing under its case weight?

October 20th, 2020 by Celia Chandler

As you likely know, because of the pandemic restrictions, the Landlord and Tenant Board (the LTB) suspended hearings related to eviction applications and also put the brakes on issuing eviction orders. The Sheriff too was stopped from carrying out eviction orders from mid March until the end of July.

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Navigating post-pandemic changes at the LTB

September 24th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

This is part of a series of webinars we’re running all September long. Check out the other events here!

We’ve just posted a recording of Karly Wilson’s webinar, “Navigating post-pandemic changes at the LTB” Check it out below.

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Client Profile: St. Clare’s celebrates opening 22 new deeply affordable housing units

September 16th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

The new building with its cut-steel artwork adorning the balconies.

St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing Society is a charitable organization that provides affordable mixed-income housing in downtown Toronto. St. Clare’s was formed in 1998 by people who knew that the only way to end homelessness was to build affordable housing. This summer, St. Clare’s celebrated the opening of 22 new deeply affordable units in Toronto’s Kensington Market neighborhood.

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