Ring the doorbell to show your support for affordable housing!
Affordable housing that is safe, secure and adequate is a basic human need. There are 156,358 households on waiting lists for affordable housing in Ontario, of which approximately 56,000 are families with children. High living costs create additional strain on families, making it challenging to meet other basic needs such as food and clothing. The longer Ontarians wait for housing, the harder it is on their health, their long-term career prospects, their children’s education and our province’s future.
Housing Open Doors, led by the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association and in partnership with OACAS, is a multi-year campaign to make affordable housing a priority for Ontario. Housing Open Doors will hold events across Ontario to raise awareness of the issue in Toronto on May 7th, Ottawa on May 25th, Windsor on June 1st and North Bay on June 6th. Housing open doors is also running a social media campaign that calls for the community to “ring the doorbell” in support of affordable housing. Get involved! Click here for more information on the events and to show your support for this issue.
OACAS News Release: Child Welfare Sector Releases Recommendations
The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) released the 2012 Child Welfare Report today presenting recommendations to the government on child welfare priorities. These priorities have come out of in-depth discussion with the child welfare field, community partners, government officials, and families and youth working with Children’s Aid. Click here to read the news release in English and French.