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News from Toronto Community Housing  |  March 2015
Telling the capital repairs story
Toronto Community Housing has created a short animated video to start to tell the story of our capital repair needs to a wide audience of Toronto residents. The 90-second video explains why we are calling on the federal and provincial governments to each invest $864 million to keep our homes from reaching a critical state of disrepair. Share the video and show your support for repairing our homes.

The video is one of several communication tools we will use in 2015 to tell our capital repairs story. Another is the capital projects map on our website. The interactive map shows the scale and scope of our efforts to use money wisely as we catch-up on repairs to our buildings in 2014 and 2015. We will regularly update the map as more projects are approved, started and completed. 
We have also made a submission to the Ontario government (PDF) as part of its pre-budget consultations, on why investing in our 10-year capital financing plan to repair our buildings makes smart business sense for the province.  

Visit Toronto Community Housing’s website to learn more about our capital repairs needs and how you can support our plan to fix our buildings.
Join Greg Spearn, Interim President and CEO, on Tuesday, March 31, at the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s speakers series as he shares some important findings from our economic impact study. Learn how Toronto Community Housing’s 10-year capital financing plan and Revitalization program will support economic growth, jobs and investment across the greater Toronto region while renewing the city’s social housing stock to serve people’s needs for 40 more years.
 
For more information and to register, please visit the Board of Trade’s event webpage.
New housing program to help sex-trafficking victims
In January, Toronto Community Housing joined Covenant House Toronto to launched the city's first specialized, longer-term housing program for young, female victims of sex trafficking.
 
The community-based residential program with wraparound services is the first step in Covenant House Toronto's plan to combat sex trafficking with initiatives, including crisis intervention and prevention through public awareness.

Mayor John Tory, Toronto Community Housing Interim President and CEO Greg Spearn, Toronto Police Deputy Chief Mark Saunders and Marg Stanowski of The Rotary Club of Toronto's Women's Initiatives Committee were among the special guests who lent their support to the plan at the event.

Read more about the new housing program to help sex-trafficking victims
2015 Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Launched
In January, partners, sponsors, alumni and friends of the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Program came together to kick start this year's events with a reception held at Toronto Community Housing's head office. 

The scholarship program provides financial help to deserving youth who have dedicated their time and skills to promoting diversity, anti-racism, and community health and safety in their neighbourhoods.

Through the program, students involved in leadership work in their school or community can be awarded up to $4,000 for their first year of post-secondary education or training this upcoming school year. 

For more information, please contact Jelani Matthew (647-468-3965) or Amanda Cruickshank (416-392-0335 x 223), email scholarship@torontohousing.ca, or visit the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship webpage.

Download the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Program application form (PDF).
Community update
  • Toronto Community Housing Tenant Representative elections will be on Thursday, March 26. An advance poll will be held on Friday March 20. For more information, please visit the Tenant Representatives Election page on our website.
  • A new Tenant Guide is now available. The guide includes helpful information on tenant rights and responsibilities, tenancy matters, community safety, and how residents can access services and supports. Download or request a copy of the new Tenant Guide today.
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