Announcements

Request for Proposals: Homeless Coalition Organizational Review

The City of London is supporting the London Homeless Coalition to retain a Consultant to
complete a review of the structure and activities of the Coalition and to make recommendations to support the efforts of the Coalition to align with its mission.

The Consultant will prepare and submit a draft report outlining proposed details regarding the structure, terms of reference, roles and responsibilities and operating practices including identifying key areas of activities and interests that would fulfill the mission statement of the London Homeless Coalition.

Please see the RFP here if interested: RFP LHC Organization Restructure

Downtown Master Plan

Good Afternoon,

For those who were unable to attend the October 16th community engagement session regarding the draft Downtown Master Plan, an online survey has been created to gather further input. Click the link below in order to take part in the survey. Please note the survey response deadline is Friday November 1st, 2013.

LINK TO SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DowntownMP

The purpose of this survey is to gauge public interest and receive comments on elements of the draft Downtown Master Plan. This Survey has been prepared in two parts to align with the format used at the public consultation event that took place on October 16th, 2013 at the London Convention Centre. In this way, this survey serves as the alternate means of consultation for those who were unable to attend the event. For more information regarding the 6 Actions and 10 Transformational Projects please review the draft Downtown Master Plan, it can be viewed at; http://www.london.ca/business/PlanningDevelopment/downtown/Documents/Draft-DowntownMP-Final-Draft-June2013-1.pdf

Further information on the draft Downtown Master Plan can be found here.

Please help us spread the word by forwarding the survey link to family, friends and co-workers.

**If you are in need of assistance please contact us via email at: planning@london.ca or call us at: 519-661-4980

Kindest Regards,

The Downtown Master Plan Team

City of London, Planning Division

World Homeless Action Day Coverage

Lots of great coverage on the unveiling of the London Homeless Memorial:

http://on.fb.me/1aqoMws

http://www.londoncommunitynews.com/news-story/4152665-new-monument-and-2014-forum-focus-on-battling-homelessness/

http://www.lfpress.com/2013/10/10/london-homeless-memorial-in-hallowed-place

http://blackburnnews.com/london/2013/10/10/remembering-lives-lost-to-homelessness/

http://www.am980.ca/2013/10/10/world-homeless-day/

http://www.thelondoner.ca/2013/10/10/monument-revealed-on-world-homeless-action-day

 

World Homeless Action Day 2013

WHAD Media Release 2013

City of London

October 8, 2013

London Homeless Memorial Unveiling

Join us on World Homeless Action Day as the City of London and the London Homeless Coalition come together to unveil a public monument commemorating lives lost as a result of homelessness in London.

 WHAT:   London Homeless Memorial Unveiling

WHEN:  Thursday, October 10 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Campbell Memorial Park – 380 Dundas Street (north side of Dundas between Waterloo and Clarence)

Photo ops and interviews available on site.

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   Media Contacts:

Jan Richardson

Manager Homelessness, Hostels and

Special Populations

City of London Community Services

519-661-2500 ext. 5228

jrichardson@london.ca

Abe Oudshoorn

aoudsho@uwo.ca

Cell: 519-854-2085

Work: 519-661-2111 ext. 86042

Being Inclusive of Aboriginal Families

New resource:  Being Inclusive of Aboriginal Families

Best Start Resource Centre is pleased to announce a new online resource for service providers: Open Hearts, Open Minds: Services that are Inclusive of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Families

This report shares how, with an open heart and open mind, service providers can positively influence the inclusion of First Nation, Métis and Inuit families in services.

Website:               http://beststart.org/resources/aboriginal_health.html