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News from Toronto Community Housing  | June 2016
Toronto Community Housing's 2015 Annual Report is now available 

Our 2015 Annual Report, In every neighbourhood, gives readers a sense of who we are, what we do, how we are delivering on our priorities and the challenges we face. In every neighbourhood highlights that you can find our homes in almost every neighbourhood in the city, and explains why our $9 billion of public asset is an integral part of Toronto.
 
For the first time, our annual report has been primarily designed as an accessible web document. Our shift toward a digital Annual Report has allowed us to reduce costs and provide users the opportunity to have a more interactive experience. 
 
Visit our website to read or download a copy of the 2015 Annual Report or e-mail insidehousing@torontohousing.ca if you would like us to send you a printed copy (please include your mailing address in your e-mail).
    

A screenshot of the 2015 Annual Report’s home page.
A screenshot of the 2015 Annual Report’s home page.
Mark Johnson joins the Executive Leadership Team

A portrait shot of Mark Johnson, Toronto Community Housing's new General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.Bringing over two decades of expertise in legal, corporate, technology and healthcare information technology law, Mark Johnson joins Toronto Community Housing’s Executive Leadership Team as the new General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. The Board of Directors approved his appointment at the May 27th board meeting and he will be joining the company on June 20. Mark will report to both the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer, and serve as an officer of the company. Read more about our new General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Building brighter futures for 45 award recipients 

Toronto Community Housing and Scadding Court Community Centre are helping to build brighter futures for high-school graduates embarking on postsecondary education. This year, 45 youth were awarded the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship for having excelled in their academic achievement and outstanding leadership in their communities. The recipients were honoured at the program gala on May 26. Each recipient will receive up to $4,000 to help fund their postsecondary education, including tuition, training and other related costs.
 
We would like to thank all the partners and sponsors who helped make dreams come true, especially the two lead sponsors- Scotiabank and Tridel.
 
Read more about the Investing in Our Diversity dinner gala.
The 2016 Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship recipients.
The 2016 Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship recipients.
Toronto Community Housing wins Energy Star Canada Award

Natural Resources Canada has recognized Toronto Community Housing’s commitment to be a leader in green energy by naming us as one of the 2016 Energy Star Canada Award winners for sustained excellence. This is the third time that Toronto Community Housing has won an Energy Star Canada Award. Our many energy efficiency initiatives include partnerships with other organizations and efforts by our Smart Buildings and Energy Management Unit to integrate green technology into our capital repairs program.  
 
We are proud to have a strong team that is always looking for innovative ways to reduce emissions and utility costs and improve the comfort and living conditions of tenants.
 
Read more about the Energy Star Canada Awards.
Transforming 257 Dundas into a dedicated shelter for LGBTQ youth

Our new partnership with Egale Canada will transform our property at 257 Dundas St. E. into the Egale Centre, a home for LGBTQ youth. The Egale Centre will be the first of its kind in Canada. It will combine counselling services and emergency and transitional housing for homeless LGBTQ youth.
 
Similar to our partnership with Covenant House, the Egale Centre will be another example in how we are reducing costs to improve our assets and allowing subject-matter experts to operate our properties to help provide safe and stable homes for people living there. The project was officially unveiled on May 31.
 
The development of the Egale Centre is a partnership between Toronto Community Housing, Egale Canada, the City of Toronto and private donors. Doors are anticipated to open in 2017.

Read more about the Egale Centre announcement.

Renderings of the Egale Centre at 257 Dundas St. E.  
Renderings of the Egale Centre at 257 Dundas St. E.  
Upcoming events

June 29: Regent Park Athletic Grounds opening 
July 1: Offices are closed for Canada Day
July 6: Board of Directors meeting

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

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

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