Webinar - Live - The Housing Project : Advocacy 101 with Linda Jeffrey

Webinar - Live - The Housing Project : Advocacy 101 with Linda Jeffrey

We know that our society places great importance on people with ASD living in their own communities.  We all want housing opportunities that consider the individual’s existing community and offer the necessary supports to encourage inclusion and integration into the community.  Unfortunately wait lists for affordable housing are often years long for individuals with developmental disabilities including ASD.  The issue of housing is complicated for people with ASD – not one size fits all.  So, we want to help you begin a family conversation about housing.

This webinar will present you with some practical tools to use:

  • why positive housing advocacy work is important.
  • who to speak to about addressing the housing gap
  • how to begin the conversation about advocating for the creation of more affordable housing
  • when is the best time to talk to elected officials about affordable housing
  • where should you go to speak to these decision makers?

Register Now: The Housing Project

 

Linda is an individual who has an established 27-year track record in public service, both at the municipal and provincial levels. She served as a City Councillor in Brampton for 12 years and later she was elected to the Ontario Legislative Assembly for eleven years.

While at the Province Linda served as Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Labour, Minister Responsible for Seniors, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, as well as Chair of Cabinet. She returned to her municipal roots in 2014 and served as Mayor of Brampton until 2018.

Linda joined Jake’s House to help launch their Community Living Initiative in 2019 as their Director of Housing. During the pandemic she has been working with a variety of stakeholders to develop creative and innovative solutions to explore how to grow supportive, long-term inclusive living solutions for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

When
November 19th, 2020 12:00 PM   through   December 18th, 2020 1:00 PM
Location
On-Line / En ligne
Ontario, ON
Canada
Contact
Phone: 416-246-9592  ext. 301
Email:
Tickets
# of Children with ASD attending
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# of Parents / Guardians / Caregivers
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# Siblings / Friends / Other family
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# of Professionals
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# of Volunteers
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Event Chapter(s) and Region(s)
Chapter(s) Chatham-Kent, Durham, Elgin, Essex, Grey-Bruce, Halton, Hamilton, Hastings, Huron-Perth, Kingston, London, Niagara, North Bay, Northeast, Ottawa, Parry Sound, Peel, Peterborough, Sarnia Lambton, Sault St. Marie, Simcoe County, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Upper Canada, Waterloo, Wellington, Windsor-Essex, York
Region(s) Provincial

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