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News from Toronto Community Housing  | April 2016
Meet our new Chief Operating Officer

A photo of Toronto Community Housing's Chief Operating Officer, Wayne Tuck.
Wayne Tuck, an experienced property management and real estate executive, is Toronto Community Housing’s new Chief Operating Officer. The board of directors approved his appointment on March 24, and Wayne joined the company on March 29. Reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Spearn, Wayne will lead our day-to-day operations and oversee business units responsible for property management, capital repairs, demand maintenance, resident engagement, resident access and support, and community safety. He brings strong leadership and experience to the role and we are glad to have him as part of our team.

Read more about our new Chief Operating Officer.                     

Federal funding for capital repairs 

The 2016 federal budget announced on March 22 includes significant investments in social infrastructure and affordable housing. The budget allows municipalities to allocate federal infrastructure dollars to social housing and, for the first time, there is a dedicated funding stream ($573 million over 2 years) for social housing capital repairs. Another key change is that social housing repairs are now an eligible expense under the Investment in Affordable Housing program. Over the coming weeks, Toronto Community Housing will be working with the City to determine how we can submit applications to access this new funding.

Learn more about our 10-year capital repair plan.

Tenants to help develop the new resident charter

Toronto Community Housing is working with residents to create a charter that will communicate our service commitments and shape a positive experience for residents and staff alike. We are hosting consultations in April and May to learn more about what matters to residents when it comes to better service, mutual respect and clear expectations.

Read more about the resident charter and our consultations.

An image of the let's talk about a resident charter consultations schedule. 
Let's talk about a resident charter consultations schedule. 
Help promote our scholarship opportunities

We have created a short video to promote scholarship and bursary opportunities available to Toronto Community Housing residents who want to attend a postsecondary institution or training program. In the video, our staff and a past recipient explain why residents should apply and that we are here to support applicants on their journey to reaching their goals. The next application deadline is May 16 for the Limitless Heights Building Our Future scholarship program. This opportunity is open to residents in Lawrence Heights and Neptune.

Read about our scholarship opportunities.

A screenshot from the Success Starts Now: Apply for a scholarship video.
Clean buildings are healthy buildings

We updated our building cleaning standards in 2015 and trained over 500 staff on our updated standards, routines and procedures. Posters about our clean buildings campaign are now up in most of our buildings and developments. We are also encouraging tenants to work together with building staff to help keep their communities clean.

Learn more about our clean buildings campaign.

Register for community clean-up days 

April 22 marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. The City is supporting communities in their efforts to keep their neighbourhoods clean and green during the community clean-up days on April 23 and 24. Toronto Community Housing will also be encouraging tenants to participate in Earth Day activities and help spread the word about keeping Toronto clean. 

Visit the City’s website for more information on community clean up days in Toronto.

Learn more about green initiatives at Toronto Community Housing.

The City is holding public consultations on the Mayor's Task Force recommendations in April 

The City of Toronto is holding public consultations on the recommendations made by the Mayor’s Task Force on Toronto Community Housing in its final report, Transformative Change for TCHC. The City will host eight meetings this month at locations across the city.

Visit to the City’s website for more information.

Upcoming events

April 11, 12, 14, 19, 20, 21, 23, 25: Mayor’s Task Force consultations

April 12, 14, 19, 21, 26:Meet the Commissioner of Housing Equity

April 22: Earth Day

April 26, 28, May 3: resident charter consultations

April 27: Board meeting

May 1: Jane’s Walk: Lawrence Heights

May 16: Limitless Heights scholarship deadline

Visit our calendar for more information about upcoming events, programs
and meetings.

Connect with us

If you have any thoughts or questions about what you have read, please contact us by emailing insidehousing@torontohousing.ca.

 

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