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Growing Up with Victoria Park – Charlene Thornhill

August 24, 2021|

This article is part of our 2020 Annual Report “Social housing was very new to me, and I didn’t know anything about it.” Our Chief Operating Officer Charlene Thornhill recalls her first day working at Victoria Park Community Homes. “Did you know that Patti and I started in the same year in 1990?” Charlene asked, referring to Patti Thomas, who started at the company in the [Read More]

Business As (Un)usual

June 8, 2021|

This story is part of the 2020 Annual Report. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, we work, and how we interact with one another across the world. The ever-changing dynamics of the situation forces every company and organization in the world, including Victoria Park Community Homes, to be quick on their feet and adapt to the new challenges [Read More]

Thank You for Attending Our AGM

June 2, 2021|

We were excited to host our first virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday May 25. Thank you to Counsellor Chad Collins, Service Managers, Board of Directors, speakers, partners, clients and staff for attending! We are pleased to share that Krish Vadivale was re-appointed as Board Chair for Victoria Park Community Homes (VPCH), and we welcome Rosemary Martin and Fay Yachetti as our newly [Read More]

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The 2020 ONPHA Award winners: Where are they now?

May 7, 2021|

2020 ONPHA winners (including our CEO Lori-Anne Gagne) received their awards in the midst of an unusual and challenging year. ONPHA caught up with them to see how the award has impacted their organizations and what they’ve been up to over the past year.

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Find your place in the #skilledtrades! YWCA Hamilton is recruiting for their no-cost Pre-Apprenticeship training program - get the technical training and job coaching support you need to start an exciting new career. Register: https://www.ywcahamilton.org/skills-development-and-training/pre-apprenticeship/ #ActuallyICan

Please join us for this free event on October 5. With elections just around the corner, Hamilton's leading mayoral candidates will meet to discuss this important issue, which is top of mind for many in the community.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hamilton-is-home-mayoral-fireside-chat-housing-affordability-tickets-416887661217?mc_cid=2b9d7d66a0

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Walk-in appointments are now available for ages 6 months-5 years to receive their first or second COVID-19 vaccine and for those ages 5-11 to receive a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. For locations and hours, visit: http://hamilton.ca/GetYourVaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children aged six months to under five years. Parents and caregivers can book appointments online or by phone 905-974-9848, option 7: http://www.hamilton.ca/getyourvaccine

Without $40M in development charge exemptions (or equivalent @cityofhamilton
co-investment $664M of non-profit affordable housing units - 19 separate projects with 1434 desperately needed units - will not happen.
https://www.thespec.com/news/council/2022/07/09/hamilton-fred-eisenberger-affordable-housing.html