Category Archives: Education

We Asked & You Listened

The Intentional Community Consortium would like to thank all levels of government for listening to the voices of those with developmental disabilities and creating a National Housing Strategy that speaks to their unique housing needs.In particular, we would like to thank the Federal Government for their vision and the Ministry of Community and Social Services,…
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National Housing Strategy 2017

November 22, 2017 – Thornhill, ON – Today the Federal Government announced its National Housing Strategy which provides solutions for affordable housing across the country. As a part of this strategy was a co-investment fund which will drive the creation of 2,400 units for individuals with developmental disabilities. Over the next ten years, Reena along…
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Take Action: Affordable Housing For People With Disabilities

Ensure Access to Affordable Housing for Persons with DisabilitiesDid you know that 90% of people with developmental disabilities live below the poverty line?Despite a commitment at various levels of government to address critical housing issues and prioritize support for vulnerable Canadians, current funding is insufficient to ensure people with disabilities are able to live in…
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Affordable Housing Must Be Designed With Accessibility In Mind

The article below is courtesy of The Globe & Mail (published March 18/16). “We no longer look at housing as a problem. It is the solution.” That was the message that Member of Parliament Adam Vaughan brought to a recent public forum on affordable housing. And that change of perspective is welcome. After decades of…
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