March of Dimes Canada's Non-Profit Housing Corporation was established in 1992 to develop and promote affordable supportive housing for people with physical disabilities.
Since then it has worked to ensure that all its projects, service providers and development partners meet the high quality and standards of March of Dimes Canada's Independent Living Programs.
The corporation is currently seeking other useful and unique models that provide opportunities to create financially viable and accessible housing.
MODC is Building Supportive Housing in Greater Sudbury
We are looking for volunteers! Can you spare a few hours?
Residents in Sudbury, Ontario living with a brain injury need our help and we want you to know that everyone in the community can make a difference! As of April 1, 2015, March of Dimes Canada has embarked on a Capital Campaign to build Supportive housing to accommodate Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) consumers on Bancroft Drive in Sudbury, Ontario.
The new building will compliment Wade Hampton House that was built in 2011 for 10 consumers with ABI. Wade Hampton House was the first supportive housing complex to be built in the Greater Sudbury area. This new building will house 12 more consumers and reduce the long waiting list of members in our community who live throughout Greater Sudbury and surrounding area who are searching for necessary accommodations.
MODC CEO and President Andria Spindel visits Sudbury
In September 2016, March of Dimes Canada CEO and President Andria Spindel visited Sudbury to meet with the volunteers and coordinators of the Moving A-Head Campaign, and to thank Candice Kirkbridge, author of Changed by the Rain, who will be donating a portion of her book sales to to Moving A-Head.
(Left to right:) Marcey Leggat, Susan Levesque, Candice Kirkbride, Julie Wilson, Phil Morris, Renee Scott, Dr. Elizabeth Schneider, Andria Spindel, Joe-Ann Vandeligt and Rebecca Thibodeau
We want to thank Candice Kirkbride shown with her book Changed by the Rain. A portion of all sales will benefit the Moving A-Head campaign.
View the schematic drawings PDF created by Perry + Perry ARCHITECTS Inc of the proposed new building that will be situated on the Wade Hampton House property that includes a pond, gardens and walking trails. The new building will include 6 bedrooms and 6 apartments designed to accommodate Acquired Brain Injury residents.
If you can spare a few hours or are able to donate to the Capital Campaign please contact Susan Levesque at: email@example.com
Click here to donate to the Greater Sudbury Capital Campaign through CanadaHelps website.
For more information or to apply for accommodation in any of MODC's Non-Profit Housing locations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about the Non-Profit Housing Corporation and its congregate care homes in its Annual Report.
March of Dimes thanks Don King, founding President of the Non-Profit Housing Corporation
for his many years of exemplary volunteer service. Don devoted over 30 years to supporting March of Dimes, and was especially passionate about affordable, independent living for people with disabilities.
March of Dimes Canada is so appreciative for his tireless dedication and valuable insights, allowing NPHC to grow to our current five homes. His contributions will be greatly missed.
Wade Hampton House is a community-based setting that offers 24-hour support to individuals who have experienced a moderate to severe brain injury. Our staff members work together with residents to engage them in both their personal care and on-going rehabilitation goals. Services help consumers regain skills and pursue areas of daily living that are meaningful to them, while focusing on maximizing community integration and independence.
Click here to take a virtual tour of Wade Hampton House
For housing or service inquiries, please call Ruth McDonald at 1-888-260-5269 or email email@example.com.
This project is the culmination of a partnership with Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, FedNor, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, North East Local Health Integration Network Funding comes from eight different sources, including:
- March of Dimes Canada Non-Profit Housing Corporation (NPHC)
- Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)
- Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
- North East Local Health Integration Network
- Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
- Bishop Alexander Carter Foundation
In 2016, we launched the Moving-a-Head Campaign to fund the expansion of Wade Hampton House to meet the growing need for services for acquired brain injuries in Northern Ontario. Supporters include:
- Sudbury Credit Union
- BNI Ontario Central North
- Golder Associates
- Vipond Fire Protection
- Ontario Realtors Care Foundation
- Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrise
Click here to donate to the Wade Hampton House
through CanadaHelps website.
Jean and Howard Caine Apartments
The Jean and Howard Caine Apartments in Oakville, a 59-unit apartment building with 24 specially designed support care units. Here more than 40 people with physical needs are served on a 24-hour, 7-day a week basis.
Click here to take a virtual tour of the Jean and Howard Caine Apartments
Jean and Howard Caine Apartment Building is very much emblematic of March of Dimes' Canada vision, of inclusiveness and independence, of community engagement and the full participation of people with disabilities.
The Jean and Howard Caine Apartment Building was the first established by March of Dimes’ Non-Profit Housing Corporation, which was created in 1992 to develop and promote affordable supportive housing for people with physical disabilities. The 59-unit building has 24 specially designed support care units to allow more than 40 people with physical needs to live safely and independently in their own homes.
It was with the generous support of governments of all levels, federal, provincial and municipal that this apartment building was constructed, and it remains a model for all of March of Dimes’ Non-Profit Housing Corporation endeavours.
This building was named to honour Jean and Howard Caine, who along with their daughter Pamela, a polio survivor, were devoted disability advocates who dedicated their lives to promoting the need for accessible and affordable living spaces that adults with disabilities could call their own. Pamela was an inaugural member of the first Non-Profit Housing Corporation Board.
Photos of The Jean and Howard Caine Apartments.
Click here to donate to Jean and Howard Caine Apartments through CanadaHelps website.
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On May 25, 2017, MODC's Non-Profit Housing Corporation was thrilled to be one of the local charity recipients to receive a generous donation from The May Court Club of Oakville. We are very grateful for their support of the Jean and Howard Caine Apartments.
Click here to view more images of the cheque presentation ceremony.
Image (left to right): Margaret Purcell, March of Dimes Canada Individual Giving, Acting Associate Director and Wendy Harrington, Vice President of The May Court Club of Oakville.
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March of Dimes Canada's Non-Profit Housing Corporation is saddened by the passing of a dear friend, Jean Caine, who passed away on January 8th, 2014 at her home in Oakville. She was 90 years old.
If you would like to make a donation to honour Ms. Caine, please click here: http://www.marchofdimes.ca/donate
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Thank you to the generous Jean and Howard Caine Apartments Supporters:
The Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar
The Gittings Family
The Walmley Foundation
The May Court Club of Oakville - Oakville branch of the Ontario's Women's Service Club
The AWB Charitable Foundation
Mattamy Homes GTA
Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network
Shorey Family Fund Endowed at the Oakville Community Foundation
Meynell House, a six-unit building at 30 St. Lawrence Street in downtown Toronto, which offers supportive care for 8 residents. This residence was named in honour of the longstanding contribution of the late David Meynell, a past March of Dimes Board Member.
View photos of Kate Linder's visit to Meynell House.
Click here to donate to the Meynell House through CanadaHelps website.
Thank you to the generous Meynell House Supporters:
The D.H. Gordon Foundation - A major supporter of Meynell House, who has donated over $40,000 since 2010.
The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation - A major supporter of Meynell House, who has donated over $80,000 since 2007.
Standing Oaks is a supportive housing program of a non-profit housing corporation through March of Dimes Canada. It opened February 6, 2004 and is a six bedroom facility in Sarnia for the medically fragile, with 24 hour on-site attendant care. It is an economically home based alternative for high level care needs that would otherwise only be available through hospitals and personal care givers. They provide personal, tailored, and direct care.
Standing Oaks is financed by parents, volunteers, and the Sarnia Rotary Club.
Click here to take a virtual tour of the Standing Oaks Facility
Click here to donate to the Standing Oaks through CanadaHelps website.
Thank you to the generous Standing Oaks Supporters:
The Judith & Norman Alix Foundation - The Judith & Norman Alix Foundation supports capital projects having a positive impact on the residents and communities in Lambton County. In 2016, the Foundation granted $10,000 towards a new hydrotherapy tub to benefit the residents at Standing Oaks.
The Harold E. Ballard Foundation - The Harold E. Ballard Foundation supports capital projects for children, disenfranchised people and seniors in Ontario. It has granted $27,000 towards Standing Oaks in 2016/17.
Founded in 1991, Jason's House is a single-family home which houses four people with high care needs. They receive 24-hour on-call service in a quiet residential community, in a building managed by a volunteer committee of residents, friends and family.
Photos of Jason's House.
Click here to donate to Jason's House through CanadaHelps website.
In 2017, after 14 years of dedicated service on the Board and as Chair of Jason's House Property Committee, Paul Simpson made the decision to retire. We will miss his professional, passionate and dedicated support to our organization and to our tenants. His contributions are legion; he won't be forgotten. Thank you, Paul for your leadership and generosity.
(Left: Paul Simpson with a staff member at Jason's House Summer BBQ.)
NPHC was pleased to receive this letter from Arthur Sweig of Capital Reno after he did a beautiful job of replacing the basement floors in Jason's House. We are grateful for his professional service and for taking the time to write such a generous heart-felt letter.
It was my privilege to work at Jason’s House for two weekends where I got to observe the health care workers and their clients. I am writing this quick note to state how impressed I was with what I saw.
The house was usually filled with talking and laughing as the girls chattered away, entertaining the clients, Paul, Rob and a girl whose name I did not catch. All three clients seem to find the girls quite entertaining and would smile and laugh along with them. You could see the rapport between them was easy and comfortable.
I am not sure what was cooking from time to time, but everything I smelled was fantastic. It lent the house a warmth at each meal time.
When I finally met with Pam Rogers I did mention my thoughts to her. She gave me a brief history of Jason’s House and spoke to me about the people for which they are caring. She also impressed me as a lovely person, perfectly suited for her job.
In conclusion, I think you have a great team at Jason’s House and I needed to say something about it. It is not a job which many can do. Very few people have the professionalism, the patience, or consistency of patience, to do a good job in these circumstances. I say this as a son of a health care worker and as a father of a child with special needs. It warms my heart to see such dedication.
Thank you to the generous Jason's House Supporters:
The Malloch Foundation - A Hamilton Foundation and regular supporter of Jason's House.
The Gear Foundation - A Hamilton Foundation and a supporter of Jason's House.
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March of Dimes loses a Cherished Friend, Jason Sooley Masters
January 7, 1970 - April 8, 2012
It is with deep sadness that March of Dimes announces the passing of Jason Sooley Masters. Jason was instrumental in the creation of 'Jason's House', a part of the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Corporation, which endeavours to offer sustainable, affordable independent living for people with disabilities. This past Easter Sunday, April 8, Jason passed away peacefully at home.
Jason had multiple congenital disabilities that severely limited his mobility and left him non-verbal, but did not affect his intelligence. He had a bright, active mind, and grew up much-loved by his adoptive family. When he turned 18, wanting his independence as any young adult, Jason and his family sought a home where he would be well-cared for, and where he could easily access his community. 'Jason's House' celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2011, realizing Jason's dream of a home where he, and others like him, could live full, independent lives.
Jason was an active participant in many March of Dimes programs, including the Breaking the ICE Conference, where he was a mentor for many other young adults who use augmentative communication devices.
His passing is a great loss for both the residents and staff of Jason's House.
If you would like to make a donation in memory of Jason, please click here.
You can search for Independent Living Services provided by March of Dimes Canada in your area at www.caredove.com/marchofdimes.ca.
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