Disclosure of Grant and Contribution Awards

Recipient Name: CENTRE FOR EQUALITY RIGHTS IN ACCOMMODATION (CERA)
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date: 2007-03-30
Value: $303,092.00
Type: Grant
Purpose: This eighteen-month project is to work with local women on the housing needs of low-income women, particularly Aboriginal; immigrant and visible minority women; disabled women; senior women; single mothers; and women leaving violent relationships in different communities in Canada. Women in local communities who are vulnerable to homelessness, with the assistance of the Working Group, will negotiate agreements with housing providers to secure accommodation. The Women Working Group will organize four workshops where local representatives from Regina, Whitehorse, Edmonton and St-John N.B. to define/share practical interventions and approaches to overcome housing challenges through partnerships. The Working Group will also engage private sector and other housing providers, including government partners who have indicated their interest in working with the organization, in providing input on their challenges and in providing modus operandi to respond to the housing challenges faced by marginalized women. Working Group members and staff will monitor and support the work in local communities. The organization will document progress, solutions and approaches so all community workers and women themselves can benefit. An evaluation framework will be developed, data collected and report on progress and results prepared. Lessons learned, best practices and approaches as well as housing providers contribution models will be evaluated and shared among the National Working Group members, local, provincial/territorial and national partners.