Social Planning Council of Kingston

A not-for-profit organisation & registered charity


UPCOMING EVENT: Developmental Services Housing Forum - November 28, 2023

FREE online event - open to the public - Click here to register!

DS Housing Forum 2023 - Save the Date.pdf

Submission to the National Housing Council: Impacts of Financialization on Local Housing Markets & Housing Affordability 

Submission on Financialization 2023-06-22.pdf

Read it here: An Assessment of Ontario Public Opinion Regarding Bill 23 (the More Homes Built Faster Act) and Related Measures Affecting the Greenbelt and Affordable Housing

An Assessment of Ontario Public Opinion regarding Bill 23 and Related Measures Affecting the Greenbelt and Housing.pdf


April 22, 2023 - Peer Legal Advocacy Workshop

Kingston tenants came to our FREE workshop on eviction prevention, April 22, 2-4 PM at Kingston Frontenac Public Library. The Peer Legal Advocacy Workshop (facilitated by Dylyn and Aimee) walked tenants through common types of evictions and how to prevent them, navigating the Landlord Tenant Board, accessing Kingston-specific resources, and how to advocate for your rights and others. 

May 10, 2023 - Tenant Community Meeting

Kingston tenants and advocates joined the SPCK&D for food, drinks, and discussion at Extend-A-Family (361 Montreal St.) on May 10 6:00-8:00P. Tenants shared experiences and knowledge, developed collective strategies for preventing displacement, and explored ways to support each other through difficult times. 

March 2023 Webinar: Rental Market Trends & Challenges for Affordable Places to Call Home

Check out the slides from our March 2023 Webinar on our Webinars page!

Summer 2022 Report Series

Check out our Recent Reports section to see what we've been up to! 

Beyond Sleeping Cabins - Rights to Housing

A letter to the City of Kingston & the community from the Social Planning Council of Kingston & District

See our associated article in the Kingstonist

Open Letter on Cabins _FINAL.pdf

SPCK&D Community Newsletter Issue 2 - May 6, 2022

To better inform the community of recent social planning matters, the SPCK&D has launched a monthly newsletter with links to articles and upcoming SPCK&D events. Please find the most recent monthly newsletter provided below.

SPC - Newsletter (May 2022).pdf

For those who missed our April 21st, 2022 Webinar "Housing Alternatives for Seniors: Aging in Community", check out the following presentation slides!

Reforming Support for Elders and People with Disabilities as they Age presented by Peter Clutterbuck and Doug Cartan from Seniors For Social Action (SSAO)  

SSAO Community Presentation.pdf
20CHAC001_PeriodicTableDoc_Final (2).pdf

Fostering Healthy Aging in Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: A Mixed Methods Exploratory Study presented by representatives of OASIS

Oasis Research Summary CHIR 2021-2025.pdf

Please also find attached The Periodic Table of Housing Models for Aging Canadians report by SE Health & SE Futures Group.

Interested in learning more about Kingston's Third Sector Housing? Consider reading the following SPCK&D Report from October 2021

Profile of Kingston's Third Sector Housing.pdf
Profile of Kingston's Third Sector Housing - Housing Forum Presentation 2021 (1).pptx

For those who missed our June 1st, 2021 Webinar "Are Tiny Homes a Solution For Affordable Housing", check out the following presentation slides!

Tiny Homes For Affordable Housing presented by Patricia Streich

June 1, 2021 Tiny Homes Webinar June 1st_2021 Patricia Streich.pdf

Tiny Home Villages:  A Solution to Homelessness? presented by Kevin Beauchamp

Homes for Heroes powerpoint (draft for presentation).pdf

The Poverty Challenge Kingston Newsletter

In 2021, the SPCK sponsored the Poverty Challenge.  The Poverty Challenge is an experiential event to educate individuals on the challenges of living in urban poverty. Check out the Newsletter for the Challenge Toolkits, free online resources which will guide groups as they replicate two kinds of events. 

"We hope other communities or agencies will look into this client-focused approach, and recognize the potential of wraparound programming to help individuals move forward in life, and address many of the challenges caused by their poverty." - The Poverty Challenge

TPC Newsletter.pdf