Social Planning Council of Kingston
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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
RECENT SUCCESSFUL EVENT - April 22, 2023 - Peer Legal Advocacy Workshop
Kingston tenants come to our FREE workshop on eviction prevention, April 22, 2-4 PM at Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Central Branch (130 Johnson St.) in Meeting Room 2. The Peer Legal Advocacy Workshop (facilitated by Dylyn and Aimee) will walk 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. No prior knowledge needed. Coffee and snacks will be provided!
UPCOMING - May 10, 2023 - Tenant Community Meeting
Kingston tenants and advocates, join the SPCK&D for food, drinks, and discussion at Extend-A-Family (361 Montreal St.) on May 10 6:00-8:00PM as tenants share our experiences and knowledge, develop collective strategies for preventing displacement, and explore ways to support each other through this difficult time. FREE EVENT, REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED - Please register by May 3rd via Eventbrite or email at email@example.com
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!
Beyond Sleeping Cabins - Rights to Housing
A letter to the City of Kingston & the community from the Social Planning Council of Kingston & District
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.
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)
Fostering Healthy Aging in Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities: A Mixed Methods Exploratory Study presented by representatives of OASIS
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
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
Tiny Home Villages: A Solution to Homelessness? presented by Kevin Beauchamp
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