Carlington Hub

The Carlington Hub in Ottawa, Ontario is a work in progress. This ambitious project is an interesting story because it highlights how the two Hub partners, Carlington Community Health Centre and Ottawa Community Housing, have worked diligently together to move the project forward, and sometimes around, challenges.

Application for Offical Plan and Zoning Amendment – George Street Hub Development

The George Street Revitalization project plans to redevelop Seaton House (Toronto’s largest homeless shelter) into a men’s shelter, a long-term care facility, assisted living units, affordable housing and a community service hub. Using a harm reduction, community-building and anti-oppression approach, several basic principles have been established. George Street Hub Development

Community Health Capital Planning (CHCP) – Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

Community Health Capital Programs Policy Operational Framework The Community Health Capital Programs (CHCP) policy provides a unified approach for the review, approval and funding of community capital projects in Ontario by the ministry. The CHCP policy reduces the number of stages from six in the current model to four in the one for Single Provider […]

Knowledge in Action 1: Corporate Structures and Regulatory Context

This paper is part of NCN Canada’s Shared Spaces Learning Series initiative, designed to contribute to the emerging national conversation about the roles, capacities and limitations of shared spaces, understood in various contexts as Community Hubs, Social Purpose Real Estate and Non-profit Centres. The Shared Spaces Learning Series features “Knowledge in Action” research briefs, which […]

Case Study: Artscape Youngplace

Artscape Youngplace is a 75,000 square foot, $19 million transformation of a designated heritage school building into a dynamic community cultural hub devoted to artistic inspiration, learning, growth and expression. It is the largest building in Artscape’s portfolio and is the largest cultural institution in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood. After an extensive community engagement […]

The Ontario Trillium Foundation: Capital Grants

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities. The OTF has adopted an Investment Strategy that includes six different action […]

Infrastructure Ontario: A brief guide to IO’s funding of social service and community hubs

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) aims to help municipalities, universities and other public sector partners renew Ontario’s public infrastructure with loans at affordable rates for either short- or long-term financing. Non-profit organizations aiming to own or operate a community health or social services hub are among those eligible to apply for a loan from IO. The IO Loan Program […]