Announcements

Child Abuse Call to Action Symposium

Good afternoon everyone,

On behalf of the Child Abuse Prevention Council of London & Middlesex, you are warmly invited to participate in the upcoming Call to Action Symposium that will be held on Thursday, October 4th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Children’s Aid Society.  A continental breakfast will be available beginning at 8 am.

Thank you to those of you who have responded!  If you haven’t already done so please RSVP to save a spot.

The invitation is attached along with the Child Abuse & Neglect Community Framework that was developed by the Child Abuse Prevention Council.

The symposium goals are to:

  1. Enhance awareness of prevention factors for child abuse & neglect and how all sectors play a role
  2. Develop a Community Action Plan
  3. Share practical organizational resources to support your work

We value your time and expertise and look forward to having you join us on October 4th.

If you have any questions or to register, please email me at avril_flanigan@sympatico.ca

With thanks,

Avril.

Subsidized Youth Transit Pass

On behalf of Cheryl Smith, Manager, Neighbourhood Strategic Initiatives & Funding, Neighbourhood, Children & Fire Services, City of London

Hello,

Starting September 1, 2018, young people aged 13 to 17 can purchase a monthly transit pass for $52.00/month.

In December 2017, as part of the annual budget update process, Council approved a 22-month pilot that will provide youth ages 13-17 with a subsidized transit pass for $52 per month. This pilot will begin on September 1st. September pass sales for the new Youth Transit Pass opened across the community last week.

Program Information

  • Youth Transit Passes will be available for purchase at one of eight City locations OR one of two LTC locations. The attached document outlines the purchasing locations for the Youth Transit Pass, and provides a general overview about the program.
  • To purchase a Youth Transit Pass, residents will need to visit one of the sales locations in person to purchase the initial youth pass. After the initial purchase, residents will be able to purchase the monthly Youth Transit pass online through the LTC website, or by visiting any of the ten locations around the city (see attached document for locations).
  • Riders may be required to show their valid Secondary School ID card OR government-issued photo ID at the time of boarding.
  • Student tickets will still be available for purchase (5 tickets for $7.70) at LTC locations and existing LTC vendor locations.

Attached to this email is a poster and some digital assets about this new program. We are hoping that you can help us spread the word about this new program with organizations and the young people they may serve.

If you have any questions about this new program, please contact Jen Carter at jecarter@london.ca.

Ontario Renovates Funding

On behalf of City of London Housing Division

Hello All,

The City of London Housing Division has been working on expanding the Ontario Renovates Program to include the home repair financial assistance. We have revamped our application form and are pleased to announce that the 2018 Ontario Renovates Program will begin accepting applications. See the attachments

We would appreciate if you can spread the word and let your interested tenants/clients know about our program to further assist their independent living. Funding is limited and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Program Overview:

  • The program provides grant/loan to low-to-moderate income seniors and person(s) with disabilities that resides in City of London or Middlesex County.
  • Homeowners may apply for one-time grant up to $5,000 for home accessibility modifications and/or forgivable loan up to $15,000 for home repairs.
  • Landlord/Tenant may apply for one-time grant up to $5,000 for accessibility modifications.
  • Applicants will be required to provide documentation for income and asset eligibility assessment. Details on eligibility can be found in our website.

Information and How to Apply:

For further information on eligibility and the application forms, please refer to our website: http://www.london.ca/residents/Housing/Housing-Programs/Pages/OntarioRenovatesProgram.aspx#SUBMIT%20APPLICATION

Application forms will also be available in our Housing Access Centre located at Citi Plaza, 2nd Floor, 355 Wellington Street, Suite 248. For any other inquiries, please call 519-661-0861 or email housing@london.ca

Diversion and Rapid Rehousing Training

The City of London is Hosting

A Systems Approach to Solving Chronic Homelessness: Diversion and Rapid Rehousing

 Training Presented by

Iain De Jong, President & CEO, OrgCode Consulting Inc.

 

Date:             Friday, October 5, 2018

Times:           9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location:      BMO Centre London, 295 Rectory St, London, ON N5Z 2A7

   Who Should Plan to Attend: London’s homeless serving sector

            

About the Training: This training aims to motivate and inspire a collaborative systems approach to solving chronic homelessness through effective Diversion and Rapid Rehousing. Join us to learn about how London’s homeless serving sector can work together to reduce the pressures on emergency shelters and promote lasting housing stability.

 About OrgCode: OrgCode Consulting Inc. is recognized as a worldwide leader in homelessness solutions. To learn more about Iain or OrgCode visit: www.orgcode.com.

 Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

This session is being hosted by the City of London Homeless Prevention Team.

There is no cost to attend this training.

Assisting your residents/clients/participants to Vote in Ontario

The provincial election to occur on June 7th is rapidly approaching. The London Homeless Coalition has set one of its priorities for 2018/19 to be supporting individuals to access voting. Therefore, here is some information you can use this coming election.

One of the most significant barriers to voting is identification. As per this link, you require either a piece of government issued ID with name and current address, or your voter identification card and ID with your name. To address this barrier, Elections Ontario has a process for individuals to access a Certificate of Identity and Residence: from designated administrators.

Please see the following document as to how your organization can become a designatred administrator, and how your staff can be rostered to fill out the Certificate of Identity and Residence: Certificate-of-Identity-and-Residence-program-details

 

Training Invitation

TRAINING

Service Decision Prioritization Assistance Tool (SPDAT)

Iain De Jong, President & CEO, OrgCode Consulting Inc.

When:       Thursday, June 28, 2018

Time:         9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Place:        Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre (656 Elizabeth Street, London  N5Y 6L3)

Who’s Invited:         London’s homeless serving sector

About OrgCode:     OrgCode Consulting Inc. is recognized as a worldwide leader in homelessness solutions. To learn more about Iain, the SPDAT or OrgCode visit: www.orcgode.com

The SPDAT is currently being used by London’s homeless serving programs to match individuals and families to the right level of support, improve housing stability outcomes and track changes over time. This session aims to strengthen a common understanding of SPDAT products and how to use them.

 Lunch and Refreshments will be provided.

This session is being hosted by the City of London Homeless Prevention Team.

There is no cost to attend this training.

To register complete and return this form to homelessprevention@london.ca by Friday, June 22, 2018

Name:

Organization & Job Title:

Email:

Dietary Concerns:

Have you taken the full SPDAT training? Yes or No

WE NEED YOUR HELP AS A VOLUNTEER: COUNTING OUR WAY HOME

SOLVING HOMELESS TOGETHER IN LONDON

LONDON’S 2018 COMMUNITY ENUMERATION EVENT: TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018

We have had an incredible response from community members who have signed up to volunteer in this year’s enumeration event! Thank you to those who will be participating.

 WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS to make this year’s enumeration event a success. Volunteers play a critical role in enumeration events by surveying individuals and families experiencing homelessness. We can’t do it without you!

Join us as a volunteer on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 and be part of a group of engaged Londoners who are working to solve homelessness together.

To volunteer, please register by Monday April 16, 2018, through this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/volunteer-application-package or request a paper application package by emailing countingourwayhome@kovacsgroup.ca.

Please share this email with friends, family, and colleagues who might be interested in volunteering during the enumeration event.

Community enumeration events are an essential part of our community’s response to homelessness. You can find out more about London’s 2018 community enumeration event, Counting Our Way Home, by going to: http://www.london.ca/residents/homeless-prevention/Pages/be-involved.aspx

Sincerely,

Jan

Jan Richardson

Manager, Homeless Prevention

jrichardson@london.ca

519-661-2489 ext. 5228

Trillium Foundation grants

For over 30 years, Ontario Trillium Foundation’s core business has been to invest in community-based initiatives that help build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario. Every year, more than 3,000 applications are received, and over $136 million in grants is awarded to some 1,000 public benefit sector organizations.  We have different granting programs, to meet different needs.

Application:

Applying for Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) funding happens in two stages: registering your organization and then submitting a grant application. Why two stages? Because we want to make sure your organization is eligible before you spend time submitting an application.

  1. Grow Grant :

Organization Registration deadline:  April 25, 2018,  5pm ET

Application Deadline: May 16, 2018, 5pm ET

Purpose:

OTF recognizes that building healthy and vibrant communities takes time and resources. The Grow Investment Stream supports projects that are based on evidence and deliver on specific Grant Results in order to contribute to the longer-term goal of the related Priority Outcome. Projects funded in the Grow Investment Stream are based on robust planning, and deliver positive change which is achieved by replicating, adapting, or scaling existing proven programs.

  1. Capital Grants:

Organization Registration deadline:  July 25, 2018

Application Deadline: August 15, 2018

Purpose:

OTF provides capital funding to improve the infrastructure required for communities to thrive. Funding is delivered through a process that allows OTF to respond flexibly and effectively to the broad and deep need for community-oriented capital funding across Ontario.

  1. Transform Grants:

Organization Registration deadline: October 17, 2018

Application Deadline: November 7, 2018

Purpose:

OTF recognizes that building healthy and vibrant communities takes time and resources. The Grow Investment Stream supports projects that are based on evidence and deliver on specific Grant Results in order to contribute to the longer-term goal of the related Priority Outcome. Projects funded in the Grow Investment Stream are based on robust planning, and deliver positive change which is achieved by replicating, adapting, or scaling existing proven programs.

For more information:

  1. Youth Opportunities Fund

Expression of interest Deadline: August 30, 2018

Organization Registration deadline: October 31, 2018

Application Deadline: December 6, 2018

Purpose:

Youth Opportunities Fund initiatives improve outcomes for youth facing multiple barriers to economic and social wellbeing.

For more information: otf.ca/yof

If you have any questions about these grants, please contact the Ontario Trillium Foundation Support Centre at otf@otf.ca or 1.800.263.2887 or access their website atotf.ca