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  • in reply to: Connecting and Networking #24529
    Alexandra Shannan
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    Hi All,

    I received a note this week from a Special Needs Consultant/Facilitator working in several regions but currently working with a few families in the Peel region who are looking to connect with other families who may want to begin to discuss housing options. One family in particular is looking for a family home model. This person was looking for an active platform to connect with other families (not necessarily in the region of Peel) to discuss what creative housing options may be available through collaboration. I thought I would post here, in case it was of interest to folks here…

    Also, for those who may be interested, Christian Horizons is curently offering a How to Be a Good Roommate virtual workshop, details are available here: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/mycommunityhub/Activity_Search/10525

    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    Hi Rose, I will share your post with some folks I think may be able to contribute to the conversation.
    I hope you and yours are well,
    Alex

    in reply to: Connecting and Networking #22596
    Alexandra Shannan
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    in reply to: Connecting and Networking #22544
    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    Hi Rose,

    I”m happy to hear you’re finding this forum useful. It turns out, I’ll be at the event on the 26th! I’m excited to see how it goes!

    This is unrelated to networking, but related to housing…

    The City of Toronto has announced a new affordable rental housing opportunity in Scarborough Ontario:

    You can obtain more information and express interest here: https://www.dmsproperty.com/apartments-for-rent/23-thundergrove-ridgeford

    Expression of Interest – Closing Date January 25, 2020 at 5pm. Fill out the “Inquire Now” form to express interest.

    in reply to: Connecting and Networking #22445
    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    Hi all,

    I have just learned of an upcoming webinar:

    Finding Your Housemate(s):Implementing Your Vision
    Do you have a housing plan? Are you looking for a housing partner?
    Don’t miss “Finding your Housemate(s): Implementing your Housing Vision”
    During this session:
    – You will have the chance to share your housing vision with other families
    – You can connect directly with families during this session
    – You can continue a private offline conversation with families should you choose

    Who Should Attend: This event is designed for families that are looking for a housing partner in either York Region or the Toronto area.

    Date and Time:
    January 26, 2021
    6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    Space is limited, click here to register:
    https://conta.cc/34j3Ax0

    in reply to: Connecting and Networking #22266
    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    It’s so wonderful to see people sharing about their personal experiences and the desire to connect! I hope we can get more people using this forum this year.

    Thought I’d share the latest newsletter from the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA). It focusses on 4 areas they will be watching closely this year, related to advancements for the right for affordable housing: https://www.equalityrights.org/cera-blog/4-ways-to-advance-the-right-to-housing-in-2021

    in reply to: Connecting and Networking #21965
    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    Hi Rose, thanks for introducing yourself! I too look forward to seeing if we can use this forum as a way to connect, network and share resources. You are right, we have made some updates to the DSO Housing Toolkit (https://www.dsontario.ca/resources/housing/welcome-to-the-dso-housing-toolkit). Updates include (but are not limited to) the addition of an Excel budgeting tool and changes to the My housing and support plan document. We are currently working on a Podcast series and are looking forward to further improving the Toolkit in the new year.

    If there are particular topics that people are interested in, or resources you would like to see included here, please share.

    in reply to: Connecting and Networking #19947
    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    I send a weekly email with this list of “affordable” rentals, if anyone is interested in being added to the list of recipients, send me an email: alexandra.shannan@surreyplace.ca.

    It’s important to remember that the list is compiled based on the cost of the rental and no pre-screening is completed, prior to adding the listing to the list.

    in reply to: Connecting and Networking #19922
    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    Hi Angelica,

    Thanks for sharing and adding to the thread!

    Alex

    in reply to: Connecting and Networking #19862
    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    Hi Bruce,

    I have spoken to a few other families in the past serveral weeks, who are in a similar position with regards to their concern and eagerness to get things moving.
    Is there a specific geographic area/neighbourhood of Toronto that your son is looking to move to? I wonder if there may be others with similar intentions. Perhaps they’ll join in here.

    Hi Bonnie and Petra! Thanks for adding to the conversation 🙂

    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    Hi Bruce,

    Thanks for the feedback and your interest in getting together for a follow-up session. I agree, I think Connected Families could be a very useful way for like-minded people to connect with one another. I will create a broader thread in the Housing forum and will continue to encourage those I’m connecting with to join the conversation! Feel free to share with those in your circle!

    Alex

    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    Hi Jean, I sent you a private message.
    Thanks,
    Alex

    in reply to: Looking for accommodation and room mate in Oakville #19541
    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    Have you reached out to your DSO Housing Navigator around this inquiry? Amber Armstrong is the Housing Navigator for DSO Central West (which includes Oakville): althousing.ac@gmail.com 905 336-2225 ext. 315

    in reply to: Technology to Support Independence #19418
    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    Here is a great online resource to help with finding technology app’s and products.

    HABILHOME: A directory of applications and connected objects that can support independence.

    https://habilhome.com/en

    The Habilhome directory is an inventory of mobile applications and connected objects that have the potential to support the development of various skills in people with functional disabilities to increase their independence.

    The inventory allows people with disabilities and those supporting them, to find applications (apps) and/or technology products that can meet the specific needs of a person, or those supporting them. It uses keywords and other search criteria.

    The inventory is divided into 12 distinct categories: food, budget, communication, housekeeping, time management, clothing, hygiene, recreation and well-being, health, safety, work and preschool and primary learning.

    Alexandra Shannan
    Participant

    Hi Everyone, if you’re interested in connecting, add to the conversation.

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