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.
For more information or to apply for accommodation in any of MODC's Non-Profit Housing locations, please contact email@example.com
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.
A new congregate care home opened Fall 2011 in the City of Sudbury that integrates safe and accessible
housing for 10 residents with Acquired Brain Injuries (ABI). In addition to in-home care, the Wade Hampton
House also offers day programs and community outreach. Previous to 2011, there was little support for people with ABI in north eastern Ontario and this new home has brought much-needed service and community support. For housing or service inquiries, please call Ruth McDonald at 1-888-260-5269.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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.
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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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.
On September 10, 2014 we gathered at the Jean and Howard Caine Apartment Building to pay tribute to some of the great volunteers and donors who most recently helped our organization improve the living space for our tenants, and thus enable NPHC to continue to offer an attractive environment for tenants and a healthy, and attractive work environment for our employees.
|Ted and Joyce Gittings accept their recognition certificate
||Jean and Howard Caine Apartment Building residents
Matt Caine unveils
donor recognition wall
Click here to view more photos from the September 10th event.
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
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.
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.
A six bedroom Standing Oaks facility in Sarnia for the medically fragile, with 24 hour on-site attendant care.
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.
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.