Homelessness / Housing

Project Coordinator - Residents First Project

Unison Health and Community Services
Position type: 
Contract - full-time
Application deadline: 
Friday, December 18, 2015

Contract, full time (35 hours per week until April 30, 2016)

Will become contract part time as of May 1, 2016 (21 hours per week until April 30, 2018)

Hourly rate = $19.50 - $21.30


Keeping the heat on


Keeping the heat on

With temperatures dropping, this month's On the Radar has some information to help tenants stay warm.

What landlords have to do

Ontario's Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) says that landlords must:

  • keep their rental housing in a "good state of repair and fit for habitation"
  • follow all applicable housing standards

This means that landlords must make sure that heating systems – things like furnaces, boilers, thermostats, ducts, and radiators – are working properly.

December 10: 2015 Maytree Conference: Connecting for Change

December 10: 2015 Maytree Conference: Connecting for Change


On December 10, 2015, International Human Rights Day, join Maytree for Connecting for Change – a conference designed to enhance our
collective antipoverty work.

It's about creating connections, exploring systems change, and approaching poverty from the perspective of human rights.




Project What’s The Map?!

“Newcomer Youth Leading The Call To Action -- Designing A Support System that Works”

… will be hosting an anticipated event: Newcomer Youth Cross Sectorial Forum on November 26, 2015


Solving Youth Homelessness, One Community at a Time

Posted November 11, 2015

Article Source The Tyee


On any given night in Canada, some 6,000 to 8,000 young people between the ages of 13 and 25 have no home to go to. It's a problem that tugs at the heartstrings, but one that has proven frustratingly hard to fix.

Katherine McParland knows this. She helps youth find housing as part of her job with Interior Community Services in Kamloops, B.C. But her experience is first hand: she was homeless herself for two and a half years after aging out of the foster care system.

Why homeless LGBTQ youth feel unsafe in shelters

Posted November 12, 2015

Article Source TVO.org


From a TVO article: It's a windy October afternoon when United Church minister Evan Smith and I pull into the gravel lot at the mouth of the Don River in her beat-up Pontiac. Standing tall to our left is a stack of concrete silos. Unkempt brush and a crooked wire fence separate us from the grey, mammoth structures. There's not another person in sight for as far as I can see in any direction.

This is where Smith used to live.

Fundamentals of Print Training Program - Accepting Applications for Jan 2016 Cohort!

Please see below for information on the Fundamentals of Print (FOP) Training Program at Eva’s Phoenix Print Shop. The new cohort begins January 4th and we have a few spots left. If you have any client(s) that would be interested, please do send along their referral form (attached to this e-mail).


Fundamentals of Print Training Program


Program starts Monday January 4th 2016 (Runs 12 weeks)

Monday – Thursday

9:00am to 2:00 pm

·         No computer experience necessary


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