SHS Consulting volunteers at the Hockey Helps the Homeless Mississauga Tournament to raise funds for Raising the Roof's RESIDE program
Government Initiatives to Help Meet the Need for Supportive Housing for Persons with Developmental Disabilities with Adam Vaughan at Parliament Hill
Ed Starr joined a group from the Intentional Community Consortium, Reena and Community Living Toronto in meeting with Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa during the afternoon of February 25 to learn more about Federal government initiatives to help meet the need for supportive housing for persons with developmental disabilities. The three organizations are then hosting their third annual reception on Parliament Hill to mark Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, where more than 40 Members of Parliament and senior civil servants will learn about the importance of continuing to support the expansion of housing opportunities for these individuals across Canada.
Non-profits, MPs Lead Disability Mission to Israel
Ed Starr, Partner at SHS Consulting, was part of the Canada Israel Inclusion Mission which saw a group of 34 Canadians, including three Members of Parliament and representatives from a variety of Canadian service agencies, visit a number of innovative facilities and programs for persons with disabilities in Israel from Feb. 11 to Feb. 21. The Mission was sponsored by Reena, The March of Dimes and the Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
Federal Funding Announced for YWCA Hamilton Ottawa Street Redevelopment