THE COMMUNITY HOUSING TOOLBOX

This toolbox is for and by the West Island; to put tools in the hands of community members who want to develop affordable, accessible and sustainable community housing. 

The toolbox will be full of useful tools such as resources, guides, local and expert knowledge, developed with local West Island community organizations and groups in mind, available to anyone online through the TQSOI website. 

Through this community toolbox, we hope to promote awareness of the need for affordable housing and of available housing solutions in the West Island, to facilitate education and finally sustain and strengthen the sense of community in the West Island through collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and tools.

The Together for Community Housing Event

An open conversation about the challenges facing community organizations who want to develop community housing in the West Island. Join the conversation between the TQSOI and community group members to identify obstacles in the way of introducing new housing to the West Island and help brainstorm useful tools that can combat these obstacles and ultimately go into our toolbox!

We had a great turn out with 6 community groups, 5 community housing operators, 4 community members, 2 citizen groups and 1 GRT who participated. We accomplished our goals to identify the challenges of developing community housing in the West Island and to brainstorm tools to overcome them.

For more insight into the results of this event, check out the Impact Report!

Join the Community Housing Toolbox Committee!

Being on the committee gives you access to project updates, voting capabilities on which tools will be included in the toolbox and where, input on toolbox design, results from surveys and more.

If you would like to be involved in the planning or implementation process of our community toolbox for community housing, contact project coordinator Victoria Prentice-Funk at vprenticefunk@tqsoi.org or at 514-505-0840 x11.

The committee; “the toolbox team” had its first meeting on June 20th! At the meeting we successfully shared project updates, presented the toolbox format alongside its tools, received feedback and asked for extra support on development of certain tools.

For more information, you can consult the toolbox team meeting minutes here

Next steps…

Over the course of the summer, we hope to finish building all the tools for the final toolbox so as to be able to start developing the webpage come September!

Stay tuned for more!

Please share this project within your networks!

For more information please contact Victoria Prentice-Funk at 514-505-0840 ext #11