2018 Enumeration Event

On behalf of Jan Richardson, Manager, Homeless Prevention

Mark your calendars! London is holding this year’s community enumeration event, Counting Our Way Home on April 24, 2018.

This year’s community enumeration event builds on the previous three community enumeration events and is an essential part of our community’s response to homelessness.

Gathering information about individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community assists all of us to respond in a coordinated and integrated way.

Enumeration events assist the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness to help us to have a stronger understanding of homelessness across Canada and build our resolve to solve homelessness together.

At least 300 individuals and families experiencing homelessness are expected to participate. Over 75 trained volunteers and staff will participate and complete surveys at over 15 locations in London.

More details will be coming to you soon. Thank you for helping to solve homelessness together!

London’s 2018 enumeration event, Counting Our Way Home, is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Innovative Solutions to Homelessness Program, the Province of Ontario’s Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, and the City of London.

Mission Services, Rotholme is Hiring

Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter of Mission Services of London, has an opening for a full-time Program Supervisor. This position is responsible for the oversight of the day to day operation of Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter, ensuring that excellent quality of care and service is being delivered to the residents in the shelter, in compliance with legislation. This position reports to the Director of Shelters.

Full details of the posting are available at: Program Supervisor 01-18.

A holiday message from the City of London Homelessness Prevention

On behalf of the Homeless Prevention Team at the City of London we thank you for all of your efforts to solve homelessness.   We wish you a safe and happy season!

 For your information please note:

City of London Homeless Prevention offices are closed from Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 12:00 noon and will reopen Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

For a listing of City services that are operating during this time, please visit our website, www.london.ca.

Weather Alert Notice in the event that an Extreme Weather Alert is issued by the Middlesex London Health Unit between December 22, 2017 and January 2, 2018.

Please refer to the information in the attachment for organizations and services that can assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Season’s Greetings

Jan Regan

Administrative Assistant, Homeless Prevention

Neighbourhood, Children & Fire Services

City of London

New Subsidized Transit

London’s New Income-Related Transit Program comes into effect January 2018.  If you are a London resident, over the age of 18, with income below the low-income cut off (after tax), you may be eligible to purchase a bus pass for $52 per month starting January 2018.

The application for the new income-related transit program is now available. Residents can apply for the new program in one of three ways:

  1. Online – click here to access the online application
  2. Paper – visit any Social Services office to pick up a paper application OR call 519.661.5910 for an application to be mailed
  3. Phone – residents can call 519.661.5910 to complete their application over the phone

All program information can be found at www.london.ca/transitsubsidy

A guide to the online application has been developed for front line workers to support applicants to complete the application process online. ‘How-to’ guides specifically for applicants, including a step by step guide outlining how to register a smart card online, are being developed. If your organization has a computer lab and would like these materials shared with your organization, please email Jen Carter at jecarter@london.ca.

Purchasing for subsidized passes will begin on December 15th across 9 locations in the community. Please note that only those who have applied for the program and their application has been processed will be able to purchase a bus pass. A complete list of locations can be found on the website and in the attached brochure.

Call for Proposals – Status of Women Canada

Status of Women Canada has launched a Call for Proposals until January 11, 2018 noon (12:00 p.m.) Pacific Time

Calls for Proposal:   Addressing the Economic Security and Prosperity of Indigenous Women

To be Eligible:

Organizations must have experience working on gender equality issues within the areas of focus of the Women’s Program

  • increasing women’s economic security and prosperity,
  • encouraging women’s leadership and democratic participation,
  • ending violence against women and girls.

Please Note:

  • Skills training and employment recruiting are not eligible activities.
  • All required documents must be provided at the time of submission.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Information Sessions regards the Call for Proposals:

Teleconference Information Sessions

Health Unit Announcement re: fentanyl

Please see the links below which are health and safety information bulletins for Community Service Workers and Emergency Service Workers with respect to fentanyl and carfentanil exposure.



For more information on opioids please visit www.healthunit.com/opioids .

Thank you,

Shaya Dhinsa

Manager of Sexual Health

50 King Street

London, ON

N6A 5L7

(519) 663-5317 ex 2230